What’s Velo?

Vélo is the French word for bike.

Classic Left Cross Collision

Richard Masoner at Cyclicio.us posted a great video of a classic left-hook bike/car collision.

Ana gets hit from Rick Langlois on Vimeo.

Clearly the driver is at fault here. What can engineers do to reduce the frequency of these crashes?

Stuck in traffic next to empty bike lanes

Jon Tevlin writes in a StarTribune column about some of the new bike infrastructure being created throughout Minneapolis. He wrties:

It’s hard to argue against creating safer biking paths in the cities, or against the fact that biking is good for you and the environment. I bought a new bike last year and like to . . . → Read More: Stuck in traffic next to empty bike lanes

Future Trail in Albert Lea

Nice article in the Albert Lea Tribune about the proposed rail-to-trail conversion between Albert Lea and Hartland, MN:

Though the work is moving slow — it always does for trails — Freeborn County officials are making steady progress in their efforts to acquire 12.65 miles of abandoned Union Pacific Railroad line. The hope is to . . . → Read More: Future Trail in Albert Lea

U of M receives $7500 to research economic impacts of bike share

The Bikes Belong foundation recently awarded $62,500 in grants to seven communities and organizations. $7,500 of that was awarded to the University of Minnesota:

Bike-Share Station Local Economic Activity Study (Minneapolis, MN)

This study will analyze the impact of Nice Ride station usage levels on local consumer-oriented business activity. With the help of this $7,500 . . . → Read More: U of M receives $7500 to research economic impacts of bike share