We Read the Pedal Pub Comments, So You Don’t Have To

Emergency kitten, reading comments.
Last night, a pedal pub loaded with passengers was hit by a vehicle driven by a person on the Hennepin Bridge. There is a lot that can be said of the bridge itself and of pedal pubs. Not surprisingly, commenters on many sites are saying a number of things.
We decided to […]

Pedal Pubs, Drunk Drivers, and Road Design

It seems that the Pedal Pub fiascos can’t catch a break in 2015.

Update: 12 riders hurt in pedal pub crash; car’s driver arrested, Minneapolis police said http://t.co/42dEBAXYdc pic.twitter.com/cHKXQRWxDa
— Star Tribune (@StarTribune) June 25, 2015

On Wednesday night, several unfortunate souls were caught in one of those “car accidents” on the Hennepin Avenue Bridge while moving into […]

Story of the Century: Hipster Cyclists vs. Suburban Cops in Pedal Pub Melee

[…] ever hit the Twin Cities.
By now, you will have heard of the weekend brawl featuring some number of cyclists shooting squirt guns and throwing water balloons at Pedal Pubs in Downtown Minneapolis. After allegedly (?) coordinating their attack on the “I hate the Pedal Pub” Facebook group, the dastardly alleged (?) assailants rendezvoused in […]

A Safer Hennepin Avenue Bridge Layout

We are (or should be) saddened to hear of today’s news of a motorist, suspected of being intoxicated, ramming their vehicle into the back of a Pedal Pub — without regard to our opinions of Pedal Pubs themselves. (See other posts)
Bicyclists, slow-moving vehicles, and other street users are allowed on the Hennepin Avenue Bridge, […]

The Hennepin Avenue Bridge Isn’t Just For Cars

[…] itself into a slow-moving traffic obstruction, causing damage both to itself and to the obstruction.
Or, more accurately, the driver of a car crashed his vehicle into a pedal pub full of patrons and the police suspect alcohol was involved. 12 people went to the hospital. Three suffered “significant” injuries, that were thankfully non-life threatening.
Source: […]

I Love the Traveling Tap, and You Should Too

[…] was incredible.
The Traveling Tap is one of those beer bikes that Minnesotans love to hate. I myself was a card carrying member of the “I hate the Pedal Pub” Facebook group for some time.  No longer.
Never has a finer vehicle been created than the Bar Bicycle. An elegant mix of comfort and a blatant […]

Twin Cities: Best Cities for Bicycling…to Beer?

[…] your own brewing supplies, head south along the Bryant Ave. bike boulevard, which parallels Lyndale Ave., to visit Northern Brewer’s Minneapolis location. On the St. Paul side, pedal along the river trail in St. Paul and down the beautiful Summit Ave. bike lane before jutting one block over to the Northern Brewer on Grand […]

A trolley in Fort Worth

That’s Transportainment

[…] their occasional interaction with the link or mode. In this sense, they are viewing the facility the way a tourist might, rather than an everyday user.
Fort Worth Pedal Pub
We posit the decision-makers’ (or anyone’s) view of the transportation modes, links, and vehicles that they don’t use is much as yours is at the amusement park […]

Sunday Summary – June 28, 2015

[…] can get back to summer and Independence Day celebration planning more quickly and better informed.
In the news
Hennepin Avenue Bridge: On Wednesday, June 24, 2015, a driver rear-ended a pedal pub traveling south on the Hennepin Avenue Bridge sending 12 people to the hospital and streets.mn writers are all over this.  Layout: A Safer Hennepin Avenue Bridge does […]