35W Closures: A Few Ideas

Normally, when there’s a big epic road closure (15 miles of 35W!) I read the comments. But I already did for one major closure this summer, and based on rules of comment sections, odds are 100% that the same comments are being made, and they’re going to be talking about bikers sucking within 30 comments. So I’m not bothering.

Instead, I’m offering a few splendid ideas crowdsourced via the streets.mn Twitter feed.

It all started with this:

Our intrepid followers jumped in with more ideas:

These are all much better ideas than reading the comments. We offer up one more idea: There is still time to come to the streets.mn picnic today at Lake Monster, which is accessible via public transit. We’ve closed the RSVP, but we’ll still be glad to see you if you just drop by.

See you there?

About Julie Kosbab

Julie Kosbab is an online marketing consultant and active transportation advocate living in Anoka County, Minnesota. She was one of Minnesota's only League of American Bicyclists Certified Instructors when certified in 2005, and is no longer lonely in that calling. A past member of the National Bicycle Tour Directors Association, she has 2 children and a garage full of bicycles. Find her on Twitter as @betweenstations, or read her (seldom updated) blog at Ride Boldly!