The Bikeway - February 2017

In This Issue

  • Bicycle Priorities Q&A
  • We're Hiring!
  • 26th and 28th St Protected Bikeways Community Meeting
  • Getting Past the Ghost of 1st Ave
  • University Ave/4th St Bikeways Update
  • Fab Fifty Five February Friday Ride
  • Bikeways Subway Map
  • Bicycle Accidents, Crashes, and the Law Recap
  • Parking Protected Bikeways: Big Successes in Other Cities!
2017 bike priorities Q&A, 26th and 28th and we're hiring!
 February 2017
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Bicycle Priorities Q&A

Have questions about a bike project happening this year? We're hosting a lunchtime Facebook Live event Thursday, Feb. 23 where you can learn about our top bicycle priority projects in more detail, and ask questions about bike happenings this year. You can email your questions to alex@ourstreetsmpls.org or post on the Facebook event.

Here is our full list of bicycle priorities for 2017.

 
Coalition Staff

We're Hiring!

The Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition seeks a part-time Bicycle Encouragement Program Coordinator to lead efforts to partner with local organizations to support people biking more. The work will be primarily focused on serving women of color in Minneapolis. Come join our great team!

 
26th & 28th

26th and 28th St Protected Bikeways Community Meeting

26th and 28th St Protected Bikeways are proposed to be extended through Whittier and Uptown neighborhoods this summer, between 35W and Hennepin Ave. Please attend this meeting if you bike, walk, or live in this area! All community members are welcome and encouraged to attend.

26th and 28th St Protected Bikeways Community Meeting
Tuesday, February 28th, 6:00-8:00pm
Springhouse Ministry Center
610 W. 28th Street, Minneapolis 55408

Other News

First Ave

Getting Past the Ghost of 1st Ave

Parking protected bike lanes have gotten a bad name in Minneapolis, mostly because of 1st Avenue North. Read why 1st Ave didn't work, and how parking protected bikeways are already and can work in Minneapolis. We are working for parking protected bike lanes in the Mill district right now!

Read more!

U of MN Bikeways

University Ave/4th St Bikeways Update

The most recent update is that the current informal stakeholder group to become the main group for the City and County. Installation of a protected bike lane (or lanes) will not happen for a couple of years, but that doesn’t mean behind-the-scenes work isn’t happening!

Read more!

Fab Feb 55 Ride 

Fab Fifty Five February Friday Ride

It's going to be sunny and 55 degrees today ! Get out the bike, roll to work/school/wherever, and join us for this fun-in-the-sunset ride! No snow, no ice, no fuss! We'll end at a Bicycle Benefits business for happy hour specials.

RSVP now!

 
Bikeways Subway Map

Bikeways Subway Map

Ever wondered what our system of trails and bikeways would look like if it were drawn as a subway map? See the big map here! Supporter Ethan Osten drew this map after we posted some similar maps from other cities on Facebook! What would you add to this map?

Daniel Brazil, Bike Attorney

Bicycle Accidents, Crashes, and the Law Recap

Last week the Bicycle Coalition presented a Coffee Hour hosted by Dan Brazil, a personal injury lawyer known as the Minneapolis Bike Attorney. Lots of folks turned up for the event and we gathered at the Angry Catfish Bicycle and Coffee Bar. We live tweeted the event while Dan answered some of the burning questions folks had.

Read more!

Parking Protected Bikeways

Parking Protected Bikeways: Big Successes in other cities!

Minneapolis already has several examples of locally successful parking protected bike lanes, including 11th Ave S and Oak Street SE. Read our blog post that explores the impacts and success of parking-protected bike lanes in other cities.

Read more!

 
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