Category Archives: Advocacy

Metropolitan Council Needs Your Help

The Metropolitan Council is trying to use your bike travel habits to help to improve the area’s bike routes.  To accomplish this, the Met Council needs you help.  While most of us shy away from allowing others to view our … Continue reading

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Is Minneapolis Done Messing with the Sabo Bridge Barriers?

The Sabo Bike and Pedestrian bridge has been re-open for about a month now, and while it has been smooth sailing above traffic, the City of Minneapolis has had an on-again, off-again, on-again affair going on with barriers. What are … Continue reading

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Sabo Is Back With Some Brand New Additions – Update

Please forgive the Vanilla Ice lyrics in the post title, but that was too good to pass up right?  Ok, so everyone at this point knows that the Sabo Bridge is back in operation thanks to some additional supports, but … Continue reading

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Minneapolis Bicycling Counts Art Installations

As a part of Bike/Walk Week here in the Twin Cities, The Minnesota Center for Energy and Environment, are running a pretty cool little program to help to provide some visualization to the number of cyclists in Minneapolis. How does it … Continue reading

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What’s in a ranking? Minneapolis slips and climbs

It was just last week that we warned that we shouldn’t be resting on our laurels with our piles on number 1 rankings, and just like that one slips through our tightly grasped fingers.  The latest Bicycling.com rankings are out and … Continue reading

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One on One Invades St. Paul

The Union Depot in Downtown St. Paul is in the process of becoming a commuting center.  One component of that will be a bike shop.  Interestingly this will be another private bike shop expanding into a public space.  The best … Continue reading

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Minneapolis Ranks #1 For Cycling…. Again.

The easiest way to lose a number one ranking is to become complacent (ahem, Portland, cough, cough), so we shouldn’t let this go to our heads. Having said that Bike Score(TM) has become the latest scientific instrument to closely examine the … Continue reading

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Statewide Cycling Deaths Decrease in 2011

According to numbers released last week by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, cycling deaths were down across the state last year, however, reported injuries are up.  Five cyclists died last year on Minnesota roads, of course that if five … Continue reading

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May is Minnesota Bike Month!

Ok so technically it is National Bike Month, but that also means that it is Minnesota Bike Month.  One slight quirk that we have mentioned before is that the Twin Cities actually celebrates Bike to Work Day in June so while … Continue reading

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Apply Now for the Minneapolis Bicycle Advisory Committee

One of the reasons that Minneapolis has such a strong cycling infrastructure is because of the public involvement.  While the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition is a big part of that, they are ultimate an outside advocacy group, this is a chance to be … Continue reading

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