Tag Archives | bike crashes

Helmets Shouldn’t Be A Question in the Snelling-Summit Bike Fatality

(Also published on Ride Boldly) Yesterday, in St. Paul, a cyclist was killed when hit by a school bus. The accident happened at Snelling and Summit, which is a complex intersection involving service roads. You can get a sense of it from this Google map: The cyclist was headed westbound, straight, per witnesses. The bus […]

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A Cycletrack Solution for Excelsior Boulevard

This past Saturday afternoon, a cyclist was struck and critically injured on Excelsior Blvd west of Lake Calhoun, in a section where the roadway is surrounded by the Minikahda Club. This section of Excelsior Blvd is a 4-lane undivided roadway, what some colloquially label a Four Lane Death Road. There are no bicycle facilities and […]

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Jefferson Crashes Rekindle Bicycle Boulevard Debate

Obviously, it was sad. Last week I had the ill fate of attending a police press conference at the corner of Cleveland and Jefferson Avenues in Saint Paul’s Mac-Groveland neighborhood. I had no pressing business that afternoon and, because I’d always wanted to see what one of these pressers was like, I scooted across town. […]

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Hit By a Car (again) in Downtown St. Paul, or Why We Need the Bike Plan

My six-year old son and I got hit by a car in downtown Saint Paul last night. We’re fine, except for a good scrape on my leg, a busted fender, and a nervous little boy. It could have been worse. Before leaving work on 10th Street and Cedar Street I carefully studied the routes I […]

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