Tag Archives | bicycling

Experiencing Open Streets Franklin

I’ve gone to Open Streets Minneapolis events since the beginning – my favorite memory from the first one was watching then Mayor R.T. Rybak ride the Nice Ride ice cream tricycle down Lyndale Avenue, churning ice cream the whole way! The events have evolved a lot since then, and have become more than just celebrations […]

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The Isla de Muerta of Saint Paul Biking

Bicycling in Saint Paul can feel like a meeting of a secret society, filled with special handshakes and meaningful nods. While other cities have well-signed routes and infrastructure clearly marked on the road, many things that make biking in Saint Paul easier feel like big secrets. For example, did you know that Saint Paul has […]

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Me with the sibkid on the tag-along.

Sunday Summary – July 24, 2016

It’s been a very hot week here in Minnesota, but not too hot for our writers with posts encouraging taking action on issues, looking at Pokestops in the Twin Cities, and some thoughts on getting around by following the rules of the road (and some common sense). We welcome new writers and new perspectives to […]

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Sunday Summary – July 10, 2016

We’re in those post-Independence Day doldrums with a rather light week here on streets.mn, so you can read everything and still have plenty of time to enjoy summer on your street wherever it may be. Many thanks to Sam Newberg and Jeb Rach for summarizing the last two Sundays while I was enjoying a variety […]

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Get Out of the Road! Bike Battles author James Longhurst

June 23: FIRESIDE CHAT with James Longhurst: Get out of the Road!
The Legal Battle Over the High Wheel in America, 1870-1900
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

In the 1870s, cycling in Great Britain and the US triggered a fight over the legal rights of the highwheeled bicycle; a fight that shaped the rights of later bicycles and motor vehicles. James Longhurst will expand on this topic, explored in his 2015 book, “Bike Battles: A History of Sharing the American Road”. Books will be available for sale and for signing.

James Longhurst is an associate professor at the University of Wisconsin — La Crosse and a historian of urban and environmental policy.

Included with museum admission ($5 adults, $3 seniors/students, free for HHM members and children under 6).

Visiting the museum at this time does require the use of stairs.

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Sunday Summary – May 1, 2016

Happy May Day! Today you can celebrate Spring with maypole dancing for a traditional (European) celebration, or you could observe (simultaneously, perhaps) International Workers’ Day commemorating the Haymarket uprising in Chicago in 1886 (and struggles to establish an 8-hour workday) before becoming an international holiday.  Minneapolis area folks reading this early enough can hit the […]

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Map of walking route history using Moves App

Track Your Moves

Since using MapMyWalk in 2009 to log a dog walk, I’ve been hooked on mapping my movement. I like knowing the number of miles I’ve clocked and looking back on all of the neighborhoods I’ve explored on the map. Over the years, I’ve used various iPhone apps and one by one they’ve fallen out of […]

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