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Nice Ride Leaves St. Paul as Market for Scooters Heats Up

On April 2, Nice Ride sent an email to members announcing the start of the riding season April 15 (now April 22, Earth Day, due to weather). In the email, the transportation network nonprofit shared that it was leaving the St. Paul market after nearly a decade on the streets of the capital city. St. […]

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Electric Bike Share Coming Soon to Minneapolis

The big news for bike share in Minneapolis this year is electric bikes. At a City Council meeting on Tuesday, the executive director of the bike share non-profit Nice Ride Minnesota, Bill Dossett, presented an outline of their 2019 plans. The numbers: 578 dockless “hubs” (14 per sq mile) 1,500 dockless bikes 1,800 electric bikes […]

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Google Maps in the Minneapolis Bottineau Neighborhood

Note: Original post is from the LocalMN Stories blog in July, 2017. It’s edited just a bit regarding any recent changes to my knowledge. Definitely comment away if there are more! Plus, it’s chilly outside. Thinking happy summer thoughts. The Bottineau neighborhood is at the very north end of the 3rd ward. Google Maps does make it a bit […]

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Sunday Summary – November 4, 2018

Tick, tick, tick…almost Election Day and Your Vote Matters – Get Out And Vote! Voting is the first, best form of citizen engagement, and Henry Pan writes, “the Your vote has the power to influence so many things transportation-related. For example, like how Metro Transit is run. There are very important races at the Federal level, […]

Chart of the Day: National Bike Share Ridership Growth, 2010 – 17

Here’s a chart from a recent report from NACTO (nat’l assn. of city transp. officials) showing trends in bike share ridership. As you can see, bike share is up up up! (h/t to streetsblog for the link): The caveat is that everything seems to be changing. As you are probably aware, Nice Ride is moving […]

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. […]

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 […]

Bikeshare bikes docked in a station with an apartment building under construction in the background. The apartment building has a feature with lighting that changes colors.

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]