News Roundup, September 8th, 2010:
Not So Fast, Officer Warns Biker (StarTribune)
Some folks biking the Midtown Greenway recently rolled through the stop signs at intersecting streets west of Hennepin Avenue and didn’t see the cop. They were waved over by a uniformed officer and warned. […] But the officer stationed on the greenway recently took it a step further after he issued stop sign warnings. He also told bikers, including a co-worker, that there’s a 10-mile-per-hour greenway speed limit — and he appeared to be armed with a radar gun.
Bike share program pushes deeper into north Mpls. (MPR NewsQ)
The Nice Ride Minnesota bike share program will get more than $200,000 in federal funds to expand deeper into north Minneapolis.
Bryant Avenue Bike Boulevard Delayed (SW Journal)
The Bryant Avenue bike boulevard, slated to run from the Loring Bikeway Bridge to Lake Street and between 50th and 58th streets, will not be built this year as planned. […] A longer-than-anticipated community discussion about the plans prompted the city to push the project to next year.
More Residents Ready to Ride, Thanks to BikeTown USA (TC Daily Planet)
Hawkins was one of 30 local residents who received free bikes as part of Bicycling magazine’s BikeTown USA program. Hawkins and the others wrote short essays for Bicycling about how having a new bike would “change their world.”
Businesspeople a boost to NiceRide (StarTribune)
Minneapolis’ new bike-sharing program is booming, thanks in large part to women and men in business suits.