Tag Archives | bicycling

Anti-Harassment Ordinances Empower People On Bikes

Andy Singer blogged in 2014 about Vulnerable Road User Protection Laws, laws aimed at enhancing the penalties for careless driving. In 2015, Minnesota finally passed its version, campaigned for by the Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota and authored by Sen. Ron Latz (D) and Representative Tony Cornish (R). The new law increased the penalty for causing […]

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Five Reasons to Support the Snelling Avenue South Zoning Study

The Saint Paul City Council hearing on the Snelling Avenue South Zoning Study is on September 6th, 2017. Highland District Council, Macalester Groveland Community Council and Union Park District Council voted to support the Study. The Snelling Avenue South Zoning Study recommends Traditional Neighborhood rezoning of Snelling and its commercial nodes. Traditional Neighborhood zoning will […]

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A New Vision Zero for St. Paul: Part 2 – Evaluation

In part one of this Vision Zero advocacy piece, I outlined “five Es” of implementing the plan: Evaluation, Engineering, Enforcement, Education, and Encouragement. In this part, I will briefly touch on Evaluation, as well as how quickly it intersects with implementation and some of the other Es. Evaluation Saint Paul has taken important first steps in the […]

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Competitive Cycling versus Cycling as Cultural Evolution: Musing on the Tour de France

I have to be honest:  I have always struggled with the Tour de France.  I’ve always hated how during the tour it seems every wannabe racer with a carbon road bike gets out on the bike paths and treats all the other people like they are guests in their own homes. But in spite of […]

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Oh Hell No! Bike Ride

Recent reports are coming out of South Minneapolis of a naked man approaching/harassing/assaulting women riding bikes. We’re taking to the streets (by bicycle) to say #OhHellNo! We won’t stand for this!

We are doing this to:
~Support victims
~Stop violence on women
~Come together in community self-defense!

We will be starting at South High’s parking lot, traveling through the city streets where some of the attacks have happened and ending at Cedar Ave and the Parkway.

Light rain or shine

Please check the Facebook event for updated information.

*This must be a safe space for all to participate. This ride is to say Hell No to additional assaults on women in the targeted area/or anywhere else; so to that end, we support excluding those who have harmed participants in the past. We will draw our group to exclude those deemed necessary. We are Femme/Trans/Women/Non-Binary/Two-Spirited. Cis-males and others are welcome to join us in support. Slow roll, kids in trailers and trail-behind-bikes welcome. We will be riding in the street.

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2017 Capitol Budget Requests

CLIC Recommended Capital Budget Falls Short on Pedestrian Safety

As another marathon CLIC (Capital Long-Range Improvement Committee) session wraps up, I thought it’d be valuable to share some of the projects that came up through the process and were proposed for funding or not, and what that decision process looked like. I recommend reading this blog post to familiarize yourself with the CLIC process […]

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Progress at Cedar/Franklin/Minnehaha

The intersection of Cedar/Franklin/Minnehaha is the second most dangerous intersection in Minneapolis, with the second most bicycle crashes. It is also one of the most dangerous intersections in Hennepin County, with vehicle crash rates more than two and a half times the “critical rate.” Hennepin County, the City of Minneapolis, and other local groups worked […]

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Sunday Summary – June 18, 2017

Last week, we received the first Saint Paul mayoral candidate response from Green Party candidate Elizabeth Dickinson; stay tuned for more candidates from the local elections in both Minneapolis and Saint Paul as the weeks go by. All our election-related content will be collected in our 2017 Voter Guide: candidate questionnaire responses, podcasts with candidates […]

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Cycling to the Symphony: A Noteworthy Experience

The young man and woman locking up their bikes across from Orchestra Hall looked respectable enough on Friday, June 9, an evening of Mozart, Debussy — and a 50 percent off coupon for a subsequent concert in downtown Minneapolis provided cyclists were sporting a helmet or other gear. The woman had thrown a jersey dress over her […]

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Preparing Our Roads For Autonomous Vehicles

One of the more frustrating events for me when I’m driving, especially if I’m in a hurry, is getting stuck behind a cyclist. Or worse, a bunch of them. Or worse yet, a bunch of them riding side by side on a road wide enough to pass single riders safely. Even aside from the danger […]

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