Soles and Spokes Schools You on Bike Boxes

Franklin Ave. and East River Parkway has a bike box, did you know that?  More importantly do you know what a bike box is and how to use it?  Admittedly we don’t.

Good thing the team from Bike Walk Twin Cities is here to show us how to use them!

These bike boxes are the first of their kind in the region, and along with the ones of First

Ave, they are the only ones in the Twin Cities that we know about (readers please correct us in the comments).  You may recall that a few months ago the City of Minneapolis took a survey to figure out exactly how well the bike box experiment was going along First ave, we haven’t seen any reports from that yet, but we

will keep our eyes peeled.

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3 Responses to Soles and Spokes Schools You on Bike Boxes

  1. Joshua says:

    Bike boxes are fantastic!! But they are new; and suffer from some serious design flaws. Drivers and people on bicycles alike are not familiar with them and understandably not using them correctly. Our Minneapolis bike boxes need green paint and better signage. Simple changes can increase effectiveness of these treatments and safety for all – bicyclists, pedestrians and drivers. “Portland is only a street in Minneapolis.” But if Portland can do it, so should we:

  2. Bryce says:

    Metro Transit manages most of the bike boxes in the cities. Here’s a link:

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