What’s Velo?

Vélo is the French word for bike.

Car Crashes into Bicycle Boulevard Signal

In an earlier post, I displayed some early photos of the RiverLake Greenway, the first serious effort to create a Bicycle Boulevard in Minneapolis.  One of the most innovative features of this bikeway is the pedestal-mounted actuation button located on a small median accessible to cyclists at the intersection of 40th Street and Cedar Avenue. . . . → Read More: Car Crashes into Bicycle Boulevard Signal

Responding to the Anarchist Scofflaw Argument

One of the skills engineers and planners strive to develop throughout their careers is the ability to lead a discussion in a public forum in a professional manner.  This is especially true any time the discussion involves cycling, a topic that often results in heated debates.  Any engineer or planner leading a discussion about bicycle . . . → Read More: Responding to the Anarchist Scofflaw Argument

Pedestrian Actuated Signals on Sidepaths

Sidepath at Signal by VeloTraffic, on Flickr

Anytime a cyclist is riding on an off-street path parallel to a roadway (also called a sidepath), they are legally obligated to follow all of the rules and regulations that we expect pedestrians to follow, including following the walk and don’t walk signals.  Modern technology permits traffic . . . → Read More: Pedestrian Actuated Signals on Sidepaths

Portland’s Bike Boulevards Become Neighborhood Greenways

Streetsfilms recently released a new video titled Portland’s Bicycle Boulevards Become Neighborhood Greenways. It’s worth watching if Bicycle Boulevards are something you’re interested in.

Portland’s Bike Boulevards Become Neighborhood Greenways from Streetfilms on Vimeo.

I think the video does a good job pointing out who are the anticipated users of bicycle boulevards. Bicycle boulevards . . . → Read More: Portland’s Bike Boulevards Become Neighborhood Greenways

Riverlake Greenway Bicycle Boulevard

This past weekend, I had the opportunity to ride the still-under-construction bicycle boulevard along 40th Street in Minneapolis to take some photos and get some first-impressions. The bicycle boulevard portion of the greenway stretches on 40th Street between I-35W and Nokomis Avenue.

40th Street is a relatively low-volume roadway, lined with small homes and a . . . → Read More: Riverlake Greenway Bicycle Boulevard

MN News Roundup – 11 November 2010

Man killed in bike-truck crash in downtown Mpls (StarTribune)

A bicyclist was killed in a bike-truck collision Monday afternoon at the intersection of 1st Avenue North and 5th Street in downtown Minneapolis.

Bicyclist Killed in Downtown Minneapolis Was Riding Stolen Bike (MyFox Twin Cities)

A bicyclist struck and killed in downtown Minneapolis on Monday was . . . → Read More: MN News Roundup – 11 November 2010