Ride Boldly!

Bikes, bicycling, and road safety.


April 29, 2013
by julie

Bicycle Safety, Minneapolis & the Unnamed Elephant in the Room

Today is US DOT’s Safety Summit in Minneapolis. Ray LaHood and an all-star cast of speakers are getting down in Minneapolis town to talk about the funk of bicycle safety. But if you look at the Minneapolis here we come … Continue reading

walking to school

February 11, 2013
by julie
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Danish Finding: Biking or Walking to School Increases Concentration

As I continue to rant regularly about poor school location, poor school design choices, and ridiculous NIMFY shoot-downs of easy school access remediations, in comes a study from Denmark that shows that children who walk or bike to school¬†performed measurably … Continue reading

May 2, 2012
by julie
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Non-Motorized Transportation Pilot Project Summary Report Released

Yesterday was the big day, finally. After several “delivery dates” came and passed, on May 1, 2012 the FHWA finally delivered the Non-Motorized Transportation Pilot Program report (PDF). I wrote quite a bit about it at Streets.MN yesterday. Your quick … Continue reading

April 27, 2012
by julie
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Physics, the Law & Tragedy

Another cyclist fatality is in the news, this time in the suburbs, where a 17-year-old was hit by a car when leaving church. As usual, the news coverage has been very conscientious about making sure we know the helmet status … Continue reading

January 3, 2012
by julie

Invisible Cyclists Are Invisible

So, here we are. Minneapolis gets recognition and awards for its bike culture. Bicyclists, woo! And once again, the new year highlights that there is a very real differentiator between “bicyclists” and “people who bike.” This differentiator can be fatal, … Continue reading