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Here’s your ticket! Bike citations & related arrests

A team of Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition volunteers recently completed a research project where they collected data from all bicycle-related citations given out between 2009 and 2015. Volunteers researched such topics as gender, race, and the type and location of citations and arrests. The report will be released October 3rd. This event will be a presentation and discussion of the report.


Hope Community Inc. (611 E Franklin Ave, (612) 874-8867) has limited seating, and we want this conversation to be an intimate size. People of color (POC) will be given priority for 50% of the seats. If you identify as a person of color, please check that on the form and we’ll prioritize your seating! After 50% of seats are reserved, we’ll reserve seats on a first come first served basis. So often when we are talking about race and equitable treatment of people biking and walking in Minneapolis, white folks take up most of the space and energy, and this seating method helps us make sure POC have a chance to participate in this conversation. Thank you for your cooperation in making more equitable seating!

Reserve a seat: https://goo.gl/forms/dBpYEhQfXkB7rB982

If you are unable to attend this event, we will live stream the presentation in the Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/1672551383073171/. We won’t be streaming the discussion afterwards, but will be tweeting throughout the event.

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Safety in Numbers: Estimating Bicyclist Activity and Safety in Minneapolis

“Safety in numbers” is the phenomenon of an individual vulnerable road user (pedestrian or bicyclist) experiencing a lower risk of being involved in a crash when there are more people walking and bicycling in that area. This seminar will review a study focused on looking for this phenomenon at intersections in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Using a combination of crash data and bicycle and pedestrian count data from 2000–2010, study findings show—with a few different statistical models—the existence of the safety in numbers effect at Minneapolis street-level (non-highway) intersections.

About the Speaker
Brendan Murphy is the lead data scientist in the Accessibility Observatory at the University of Minnesota. His work at the Observatory focuses on the maintenance and improvement of data and database systems pertaining to accessibility-based analysis of transportation systems. He earned his master’s degree in transportation engineering in 2015.

A live webcast is also available.

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Bicycling Portland

I recently enjoyed several days exploring Portland, Oregon by foot, bicycle, and tram. Given their high rate of bicycling, often without helmets, and many years now of decriminalized recreational use of marijuana (and now fully legal to grow and purchase) I expected the carnage and debauchery that we’re so often warned about with both of […]

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Sunday Summary – September 18, 2016

I’m writing this from Oslo (streets.no?) where I am enjoying good things about Norwegian transit without the concerns in this post and the very lively streets in my neighborhood. Coming from car-centric small town Minnesota, I’m delighted to have a transit pass and some time to explore the  city one tram, train, bus and ferry line at […]

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Just Ryde’n Around

  August 14, 2015 Macalester-Groveland, Merriam Park, Lexington-Hamline, Como Park 16.2 Miles   Cleveland Avenue, because of its proximity to my house, is the north-south street on which I ride most often. Despite that, I am still surprised by a sight or two on or near Cleveland. On Selby Avenue, three houses east of Cleveland, […]

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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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