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Cities Should Take the Lead on Dockless Bike Sharing

Back in September, I attended a Nice Ride forum on “the future of bike share” in the Twin Cities. The event was of interest for a few reasons. First, I believe in bike share. We all benefit when more people to choose more often to ride a bike instead of drive a single occupant vehicle. […]

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Sunday Summary – September 3, 2017

Happy September!  Labor Day weekend traditionally signals the end of summer when we get back to school and buckle down to work.  You could use your new pencils/laptop to write for streets.mn. streets.mn welcomes new writers at any time to extend current discussions, bring new perspectives to issues on streets.mn, or add new voices to […]

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Staving Off Bikesharing Shrinkage

A couple of days before the Nice Ride season started this year, I looked at their map to scout out stations by TCF Stadium. I was getting ready to go to a soccer game there and was looking forward to being able to use Nice Ride to get to or from games. But my neighborhood […]

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Expanding Access Is Nice Ride’s Seminal Challenge

Note: This post is part of the streets.mn/Nice Ride crowdsource conversation, a series of crowdsourced looks at how to expand or improve Nice Ride planning.Check out the rest here. As an interloper to Minnesota and now as a former resident, one of the proudest features of my adopted hometown is Nice Ride Minnesota, our (not sure if […]

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Nice Ride Ideas to Improve Saint Paul: Neighborhoods, Transit Vacuums, Libraries, Wayfinding

Note: This post is part of the streets.mn/Nice Ride crowdsource conversation, a series of crowdsourced looks at how to expand or improve Nice Ride planning. Check out the rest here. After reviewing questions and data from NiceRide MN I have the following observations to make as they relate to equity of station placement. When designing their system, […]

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Nice Ride, the Green Line, and the Griggs Bikeway

Note: This post is part of the streets.mn/Nice Ride crowdsource conversation, a series of crowdsourced looks at how to expand or improve Nice Ride planning.Check out the rest here.   I live in the Lexington-Hamline neighborhood of Saint Paul, which stretches from University Avenue south to Summit Avenue between Hamline Avenue and Lexington Parkway. When Nice […]

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Nice Ride Riders Like Nice Weather

Note: This post is part of the streets.mn/Nice Ride crowdsource conversation, a series of crowdsourced looks at how to expand or improve Nice Ride planning. Check out the rest here.   Bike ride systems around the world experience seasonable variability [1].  For 2014, the Twin Cities Nice Ride system saw an average daily ridership of 611 rides […]

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Map Monday: Minneapolis Bicycling / Nice Ride Ridership Mashup

Here’s an idea I had as part of the conversation during the Nice Ride crowdsource kickoff meeting. What would an existing bicycle ridership map look like superimposed over a Nice Ride station map? Here are the two maps I was using. The first is from a Federal study showing a ridership model (based on bike counts from […]

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Seven Things You Need To Know About Nice Ride

“Bike share is pretty new, and there are a whole lot of things about Nice Ride that aren’t really solved yet.” – Bill Dossett   You might have noticed that streets.mn and Nice Ride Minnesota are trying something new: getting ideas from you, the interested public, about how best to plan our metro’s innovative bike sharing system. We […]

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Chart of the Day: Nice Ride MN Total Trips by Year

Note: I’ll be putting up charts and graphs about Nice Ride all week long, as part of our ongoing Crowdsource Bike Share Planning efforts. If you’d like to participate in this project, and earn a free Nice Ride membership and some Nice Ride MN swag. If interested, please email me at blindeke@gmail.com and/or read this post. Here’s […]

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