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Magic Parks

Feeling like you’re ready for some green to return to the Minnesota outdoors? Me too. Let this very brief promo video I made for the Minneapolis Saint Paul regional parks system whet your appetite and imagination. Summer is coming. is a non-profit and is volunteer run. We rely on your support to keep the […]

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Bicycle Facilities Best Practices Report from Transport for London

Transport For London (TfL) serves a role similar to our Metropolitan Council except only for transportation. TfL coordinates transportation and road design across the boroughs and cities of greater London and operates or coordinates services such as their subway, red buses, and ferries. TfL also operate the city-wide Oyster card system. TfL has been increasingly […]

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Bicyclopolis: Episode Four, The Great Collapse presents Bicyclopolis, a graphic novel by Ken Avidor in serial form. In last week’s episode, Archer Sturmley’s Tale, Dan Petosky escaped the siege of Stillwater, Minnesota only to find himself many decades in the future and pedaling with two companions to Bicyclopolis.  This week’s episode, Archer Sturmley continues his tale. Click on the pages twice to […]

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What I “Lafond” On Blair

Sunday, August 24, 2014 Mac-Groveland, Hamline-Midway, Frogtown (Thomas Dale) 15.5 miles My irrational fascination with manhole covers prompted the first stop of today’s ride barely two block after starting. This orchestra director cover is just north of the intersection of Cleveland and Randolph. People in several cars watched curiously as I took numerous pictures to […]

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Cartoon car evolving to bicycling

St. Paul City Council to Vote on Bike Plan

This Wednesday, March 18, at 5:30pm, on the third floor of City Hall, Saint Paul may take a giant step forward in urban evolution. After years of planning and procedural hurdles, the Saint Paul Bikeways Plan is finally coming before the City Council for an up or down vote. I can understand why some folks […]

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Bicyclopolis: Episode Three, Archer Sturmley’s Tale presents Bicyclopolis, a graphic novel by Ken Avidor in serial form. In last week’s episode, Cycling Into the Future, Dan Petosky pedaled Uncle Fred’s time-travel invention, the velochronitron into the troubled future of Stillwater, Minnesota. This week’s episode is Archer Sturmley’s Tale. Click on the pages twice to make them bigger. is […]

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Bikeable Cities--the view from a Copenhagen cycle track.

Bikeable City

The third in a series of videos I produced for the Knight Foundation featuring Gil Penalosa of 8-80 Cities. BIKEABILITY means designing cities to attract more bikes and fewer cars. There are many reasons to do it, including fighting gridlock and obesity. But many cities are going about it the wrong way, according to Penalosa, by “investing in the […]

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