Tag Archives | bicycling

Do We Really Want Funding For Bicycle Projects?

We hear frequent calls for more funding for bicycling — for painted bike lanes, door zone bike lanes, sharrows, protected bikeways, bicycle parking, giant motor traffic intersections for Trader Joe’s, programs to encourage people to ride and any number of things. We don’t need all of that special funding. We may specifically not want that special […]

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View of the Minneapolis skyline from St. Anthony Bridge

Sunday Summary – December 4, 2016

Welcome to December!  Thank you to those who attended the streets.mn fundraiser this past week (and those who donated).  Although the event is past, you can read a few posts about why supporting streets.mn is still a good idea from Bill Lindeke, Nicole Mardell, and Janne Flisrand. Supporting streets.mn helps us bring you fine content […]

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Saved By The Bell

Editor’s Note: One of the missing voices in bicycle planning in the Twin Cities is college students. This series aims to include the perspectives of a generation that is much less likely than their parents to own vehicles. The authors are Macalester students enrolled in the “Bicycling the Urban Landscape” course. The overarching objective is […]

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Sunday Summary – November 13, 2016

Now that the election is over, streets.mn readers can consider how to get busy with the results and think about how to address transportation and land use issues with a Republican-controlled Minnesota legislature, the red shift in Washington, and whatever changes took place in your local units of government. As you think, why not write […]

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Grander Rounds

The implementation of Saint Paul’s Grand Round has only just begun, and even Minneapolis’ well established and beloved Grand Rounds is still missing a final segment. A pragmatic person might say that now is not the time to consider a metro-wide, bicycle ring road to serve as the cycling equivalent of I-694/494. But what if it largely […]

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Sunday Summary – November 6, 2016

Did you turn your clock back?  Daylight Savings Time ended early this morning and there might be a few devices in your life which don’t automatically reset themselves. It is also time to vote: You can vote tomorrow or go to the polls on Election Day this Tuesday, but please vote!  streets.mn does not endorse […]

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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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