Every year, just like students across the country, state bicycle advocates wait breathlessly to see their report card for the year. Instead of coming from teachers, the letter grades are handed out by the League of American Bicyclists in conjunction with National Bike Month.
This year Minnesota, we stay stuck as a “B” student and ranked number 4 in the 50 state list.
So where do we fall down? Well we earned ourselves a big fat “F” in enforcement, but what exactly does that mean? According to the League of American Bicyclists the components of enforcement are the following:
“Enforcement: The Enforcement section the BFS questionnaire gathers data on the types of training law enforcement officers and traffic court judges receive to ensure protection of cyclists’ rights to the road and safe travel on our shared roadways.”
Despite being stuck at number four, we can take solace in the fact that we are now only one spot behind Wisconsin, after their fall from number 2 to number three this year.
Nice work Minnesota.