Tag Archives | bicycling

A broken Reddy-Go

Stationless Bike Sharing in Sydney

Since I have moved to Sydney, which is to say, very recently, Sydney has seen the emergence of stationless bike sharing. I saw this in China in May, and now it is here. Technology deploys very quickly these days. I signed up for the first entrant, Reddy Go quickly, and gave them a deposit, but didn’t get […]

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26th and 28th Street Changes Are About Safety For All

This past Saturday there was a bike lane protest that included “Nazi Lane” and “Mafia Lane” signs. Such rhetoric is disturbing, offensive, and trivializes the very real negative impact of white supremacy. Never do it. That protest was against recent changes to 26th and 28th Streets in Whittier and Uptown. Thankfully there was also a bike […]

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Sunday Summary – October 8, 2017

It’s looking like Fall around the Twin Cities (check peak leaf color forecasts here), early voting is in full swing for Minneapolis and Saint Paul local elections, and you might be thinking of getting your Halloween costume ready. We encourage you to dress up as your favorite transportation or land use project and send us […]

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It Looks Like the Suburbs

September 25, 2015 Macalester-Groveland, Rondo (Lexington-Hamline), Frogtown 14.8 Miles I may be a bit of an anomaly as a bike rider because I am also a “car guy.” What I mean by that is I am fascinated by cars, and have been since I was a child. I still enjoy the introduction of new models, […]

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Sunday Summary – September 24, 2017

Happy Fall! Minnesota started the season with record high temperatures and the start of early voting.  Check out our 2017 Voter Guide for Saint Paul mayoral candidate responses to transportation and land use questions, podcasts with candidates and more. Here’s the week on streets.mn: Current events Don’t Hold Your Breath on Amazon by Anton Schieffer continues […]

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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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