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2011 Bicycling and Walking Counts

A random pedestrian on the Lake / Marshall Bridge

From Amber Collett at Bike Walk Twin Cities

More Twin Cities residents than ever are getting around by bike or on foot. Bicycling in the Twin Cities has increased by 52 percent since 2007, and walking by 18 percent. Twin Cities bicycling, in particular, experienced a sharp year-over-year increase - up 22 percent from 2010 to 2011.

The new data comes from an official count of bicyclists and pedestrians passing 42 designated locations in Minneapolis and Saint Paul on weekdays in September 2011, and comparing this data with identical counts conducted each September since 2007. The counts were conducted by volunteers, who were trained based on a federal protocol.
 
Thank you, volunteers! We could not do this you without you.   Read more >

30 Days of Biking

Join the 1,000 people who have already pledged to ride every single day of April 2011. There are some organized rides but no restrictions on where or for how long you need to ride. Just get out and enjoy yourself and let's see if collectively we can hasten Spring. Read more >

Hennepin Avenue - New and Improved

Hennepin Avenue now two ways source:MPR

From MPR:

Hennepin and First have been one-way streets for nearly 30 years, but city officials decided to make the change to reduce the need for drivers to make trips around the block to arrive at their destinations. Officials have said the change will also improve travel for bicyclists and pedestrians. Read more >

Copenhagen: City of Cyclists Part IV

Copenhagen: City of Cyclists, Part 4 of 5: We're invited into the recreational cycling communities of Copenhagen. Kick back, relax and discover the City Bikes program, offering free use of bicycles for locals and tourists alike. For both work and play, this is one amazingly well-considered cycling city.