Word on the Streets

Tell Mayor Frey what should be in the City budget

A number of folks from the Downtown Bikeways workgroup attended the May 16th CLIC hearing to express our support for creating a protected bikeway from the Whittier neighborhood to Downtown. We joined six or seven members of the Northside Greenway Now group in asking CLIC to create safer spaces for bicyclists and pedestrians. (If you didn’t get a chance to check out the Northside Greenway demonstration project in 2016, you can read more about this really exciting project here.)

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Jesse Lorenz   posted by
June 04, 2019

Downtown Bikeways at Whittier Día del Niño

The Downtown Bikeways crew recently attended Whittier International Elementary School’s Día del Niño Celebration. Día del Niño was a fun, carnival-like event with a potluck dinner, games, music, and all sorts of activities for the school community. One of the teachers told us that about 400 people usually attend, which makes sense because it felt like we talked to well over a hundred students and their adults! In the process we gave away several hundred red and white bike lights, which were a huge hit with the students.

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Jesse Lorenz   posted by
June 04, 2019

Restore Buffer Protected Bike Lanes on Park & Portland

Summer is back and with more people out biking, walking and rolling, it’s a good time to turn to the conversation around bike infrastructure on Park Avenue and Portland Avenue. Here’s a great article on streets.mn by Nicole Salica that summarizes the history of bike infrastructure on the streets.

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Ashwat Narayanan   posted by
May 31, 2019