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April 29, 2013
by julie
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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

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

August 30, 2011
by julie
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Annual Bike Count Seeks Volunteers

Every fall Bike Walk Twin Cities and Transit for Livable Communities conducts a bicycle/pedestrian count. These counts are a major contributing factor in coming up with modeshare data. It’s also a core reporting element for the Non-Motorized Transportation Pilot Program. … Continue reading

July 12, 2011
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Minneapolis: Where Women Ride More

I’ve written previously about the issues involved in putting more women on bikes. There are many theories and studies indicating why women typically represent a fraction of the cycling population, but most of the findings make sense — from a … Continue reading

May 23, 2011
by julie
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Minnesota Ranks #4 in Bicycle-Friendly State Rankings

The League of American Bicyclists have released their Bicycle-Friendly State rankings.¬†Minnesota has been ranked #4 nationally for cyclists. The League also releases a breakdown of where each state ranks in key categories used to evaluate and rank the states. Minnesota’s … Continue reading