What’s Velo?

Vélo is the French word for bike.

Nice Ride MN Data Set Made Public

In a recent post, I made a remark about how NYC plans to make their bike-sharing data available to the public. A few days later, I received an email from Mitch Vars, the I.T. Director with Nice Ride MN. He said the following:

I was just reading your post about Sadik-Kahn’s GPS plans and as . . . → Read More: Nice Ride MN Data Set Made Public

Snow Removal Procedures

Adam posted some great information over on the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition blog about how the Minneapolis Public Works Department handles snow removal on bike facilities during the winter. I thought it was pretty interesting – it seemed to “pull back the curtain” somewhat on how decisions are made within city hall. For example:

Workers are . . . → Read More: Snow Removal Procedures

Minneapolis 2011 Bicycling Account

The City of Minneapolis recently released the 2011 Bicycling Account, a colorful pdf full of stats and tidbits about all the programs the City of Minneapolis has done to improve cycling throughout 2011. It’s a nice document that’s worth the 3 minutes it takes to flip through it online.

I think documents like these are . . . → Read More: Minneapolis 2011 Bicycling Account

NYC Bike Share GPS Data

Each of the 10,000 bicycles in the NYC bike share system will be equipped with a GPS unit. Presumably one of the purposes is to discourage theft of the bicycles, permitting authorities to track any bicycles that leave the system. However, Noah Kazis reports for Streetsblog that NYC DOT Commissioner Jeanette Sadik-Kahn has confirmed what every . . . → Read More: NYC Bike Share GPS Data

On-Street Bike Parking to Improve Intersection Sight Distance

Making Streets Safer With On-Street Bike Parking from Streetfilms on Vimeo.

StreetFilms reports that NYC recently installed it’s first on-street bike parking zone. The interesting part of this application is that the parking was installed more as a way to prevent parking near a busy intersection where visibility was limited. From the . . . → Read More: On-Street Bike Parking to Improve Intersection Sight Distance