Bicycle Infrastructure

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Nathan
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Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Postby Nathan » July 1st, 2014, 11:32 am


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Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Postby grant1simons2 » July 1st, 2014, 1:30 pm

Andddd it's stuck in my head... NICE RIDE ITS A NICE RIDE

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Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Postby Silophant » July 6th, 2014, 7:51 pm

Not that I condone ignoring "Authorized Personnel Only" signs, but the surfacing for the Bluff St. Trail connection is finished. Just needs striping and lights in the tunnel and it'll be complete.

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Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Postby xandrex » July 6th, 2014, 8:43 pm

I noticed today that they were advertising the trail on the Stone Arch Bridge. Every couple of feet someone had painted (chalked?) something with stencil that pointed toward the new Bluff Street Trail. Seemed a bit odd. I didn't remember seeing it earlier in the weekend.

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Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Postby Anondson » July 6th, 2014, 8:52 pm

I think this will call for a Streets.mn feature. Maybe include a brief video comparison of the before option and after option. Say, with a GoPro mounted cam on a bike helmet?

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Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Postby beauss » July 6th, 2014, 10:38 pm

xandrex wrote:I noticed today that they were advertising the trail on the Stone Arch Bridge. Every couple of feet someone had painted (chalked?) something with stencil that pointed toward the new Bluff Street Trail. Seemed a bit odd. I didn't remember seeing it earlier in the weekend.
I'm pretty sure that's a bit of guerilla urbanism since a couple of weeks ago somebody stenciled similar signs all along the "private" service road that goes between the Dinkytown Greenway and Stone Arch.

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Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Postby orangevening » July 7th, 2014, 1:09 pm

Oh... the "secret bike trail" isn't a secret anymore is what your telling me

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Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

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Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Postby David Greene » July 7th, 2014, 7:44 pm

LakeCharles wrote:Food for thought: http://www.vox.com/2014/5/9/5691098/why ... s-and-ride
I could certainly get behind this.

We were walking with Julian today and I counted no less than three cars that blew through stop signs in residential neighborhoods so the poor time-pressed drivers could beat the couple with the stroller and wouldn't have to wait to keep everyone safe.

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Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Postby Mdcastle » July 7th, 2014, 7:58 pm

Browns Creek Trail bridge over Manning
ImageIMG_5578 by North Star Highways, on Flickr
ImageIMG_5582 by North Star Highways, on Flickr

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Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Postby web » July 8th, 2014, 10:01 pm

Sure legalize the moron who blows from a residential street thru a main highway who gets t boned by a semi and blame the semi who was going 30 mph when a bicycle tries to beat it.

Separating bicycle from roads is the only way just like sidewalks for pedestrians. Bikeways for bikes!

And every day going to work I see more bikes risking their life running stop signs or cutting a traffic circle going the wrong way than I see cars running signs or lights.

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Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Postby PhilmerPhil » July 9th, 2014, 6:11 am

This one's for you, web: https://medium.com/p/9316abbd5735

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Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Postby ProspectPete » July 15th, 2014, 9:28 am

Does anyone know why the bike trail is closed along the Mississippi River just west of 35W heading towards the Guthrie?

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Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Postby David Greene » July 15th, 2014, 10:14 am

ProspectPete wrote:Does anyone know why the bike trail is closed along the Mississippi River just west of 35W heading towards the Guthrie?
Could be ASG related. They were setting up huge tents in the area over the weekend.

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Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Postby beauss » July 15th, 2014, 5:37 pm

ProspectPete wrote:Does anyone know why the bike trail is closed along the Mississippi River just west of 35W heading towards the Guthrie?
Yeah, it's the Gala. The tents are set up on the paths. I tried riding that way last night but had to detour across the Stone Arch Bridge onto the very dark railroad service trail, where I was nearly ripped apart by a family of snarling raccoons. (In their defense, I almost ran two of them over first.)

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Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

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Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Postby FISHMANPET » July 19th, 2014, 9:51 pm

Ugh, as usual, don't read the comments.

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Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Postby grant1simons2 » July 19th, 2014, 11:30 pm

Yeah.. I got to one and said "why do these people even exist"

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Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Postby tabletop » July 20th, 2014, 7:42 am

Noticed last night that they let cars park in the bike lane on 1st Ave s down between 40th and lake on the weekends. What's up with that? Made me disappointed, upset and confused, all at the same time. Not cool minneapolis.

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Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Postby VAStationDude » July 20th, 2014, 7:50 am

The tax exempt churches want that taxpayer funded street parking for their parishioners.


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