Archive | Bicycling

The Bike Brothers (video)

Via >. In 1986, the BBC produced a short documentary film on the Taylor brothers, a trio of professional cyclists from the 1930s and 40s. The three of them operated a bicycle shop, which turned out handmade bikes for decades. Delightful. Don’t miss one of the brothers putting the racing stripes on a frame […]

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A Kid, Some Bottles, and an Engineer On a Bike

By U.S. standards we have fairly good pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure around the Twin Cities. For many years Minneapolis was ranked number two in the nation and quite proud of it. In 2011 we even jumped up to number one briefly. How times change. We were back to our comfortable number two in 2012, the […]

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Minneapolis through Portland Eyes: Great Place, but Not Yet Bike Paradise

A woman lounges on the bike-frame bike rack outside Modern Times, Minneapolis’s answer to the New Deal Cafe. “Can I take a photo?” I asked. “Hell yeah,” she said. Photos: M.Andersen. Crossposted from BikePortland, where this ran Friday under the headline “Minneapolis is a very nice city for biking but it is definitely no Portland.” Now, […]

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Sunday Summary, July 13, 2014

New series: Transpo Convo with Mohamed is the first post in a series interviewing people about their transportation choices and habits.  This inaugural conversation includes discussion of Twin Cities bike infrastructure, transit pricing plus some comparisons with Nairobi. Green Line coverage, continued: Green Line Signal Priority Q&A asks the geeky questions about Transit Signal Priority with […]

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Stockholm’s Steep Climb to Double Cycling Mode Share

The EU BICI series moves to Northern Europe; Stockholm this week. Previous posts include Seville (Spain), Bologna, Ferrara, Padova (Italy), Berlin , Munich (Germany), Zurich (Switzerland), and Cambridge (U.K.). The cycling environment of Stockholm—the self-proclaimed “Capital of Scandinavia”—endures incessant questions about how it cannot achieve Copenhagen-like status. Quick responses point to the barriers provided by the 14 major islands (more bridges, bottlenecks, and pinch points). Others point to how […]

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The for sale sign in the front yard of 869 Fuller Avenue.

A Cinderella Story

May 20, 2014 Lexington-Hamline, Summit-University 10.3 Miles Part 1 of 2 Today was as close to perfect as you can get. The temperature sat just shy of 80 degrees with low humidity and the air filled with a delightful bouquet of violets, crab apple and choke cherry blossoms occasionally mixed with the enticing scent of […]

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