Tips for winter walk commuting

Whether walking to the bus or light rail stop or walking all the way to work or the grocery store, walk commuting is a great way to get around in a city such as Minneapolis. Now that we’ve hit the middle of winter, walk commuting requires a bit more forethought to stay safe and warm. Here are some tips on how to have a safe and warm commute this winter.

Footprints in the snow

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Tips and Resources for Winter Bike Commuting

The snow is falling here in Minnesota and I don’t know if you’ve noticed but there are still cyclists on the road. If you are new to Minneapolis, like me, you might not have expected the winter biking community to be as large here as it is.  A lot of Minneapolis residents bike commute but many switch from their bike commute to public transportation or to jump in their car when the snow falls.

MattFrank_WinterBike_.jpgPhoto by Matt Frank.

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The Sidewalk Gap program: A New 2018 Public Works Pedestrian Safety Program & the December BAC

Two people bikingIn the December Bicycle Advisory Committee (BAC) meeting, on December 20, the committee discussed a presentation from public works about four safe roads programs.

The presentation discussed the  Sidewalk Gap program, Safe Routes to School program, Pedestrian Safety program, and ADA Curb Ramp Replacement program.

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