Archive | Bicycling

Me with the sibkid on the tag-along.

Fix the One-Way Trails, Please

My 7-year-old sibkid “K” spent a week with me in the Big City so she could go to day camp. I registered K at a “nearby” program (that K loved). But Lake Harriet Upper Elementary School isn’t THAT nearby. I’d hoped we could practice riding bikes initially, as K is still working on that skill, but […]

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The Rules of the Road

It can be hard to figure out what the hell you should be doing out there in the vast wilderness of traffic. People get angry about pretty much every behavior. Someone will get mad at you for following the law precisely, while someone else gets mad that you harmlessly break the law. Car-driving commenters love to rail about […]

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Joyful Bike Commuting

Last fall, my wife and I decided to move away from our downtown condo and bought a house in South Minneapolis. This was kind of a big deal for me, as I always viewed being able to walk to work as an important part of my physical and psychological well-being. Indeed, I bought a condo downtown […]

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Building a Better Bike Community

June marks my eighth month biking in the Twin Cities. 30 Days of Biking made it part of my daily routine.  I work at the University and my daily commute involves a portion of the Greenway and Riverside.  There are beautiful days and gross days, days when I scream into the wind, days when I […]

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Gustavo-Gutiérrez

Meet Mexican urbanist Gustavo Gutiérrez next Wednesday, 22 June

Five years ago, Gustavo Gutiérrez was arrested for the infraction of riding his bicycle at night in his hometown of Aguascalientes, Mexico. Today, there are 25 new miles of bike lanes in Aguascalientes and a strong bicycle lobby whose members participate in local government and in the national bicycling movement. As an advocate for sustainable mobility, […]

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