What’s Velo?

Vélo is the French word for bike.

B-Cycle B-Connected

Streetsblog reports that B-Cycle bike share company is rolling out the B-Connected system that allows season pass holders from one city use B-Cycle systems across the nation.

B-Cycle B-Connected

From the post:

Beginning next week, annual memberships from this bike-sharing company will be honored in 15 cities where B-Cycle operates…

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This is the . . . → Read More: B-Cycle B-Connected

Why I Don’t Talk About the Environment

Brendon alerted me to this article at Ecotrope:

Why Cyclists Are Breaking Up With Environmentalism

“In the 1970s, there were lots of people who biked for environmental reasons,” he said. “But that’s totally changed now.”

Now, he said, people bike because it’s practical, it’s cheaper than driving and taking public transportation, it’s a “stylish” way . . . → Read More: Why I Don’t Talk About the Environment

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

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

MN News Roundup – 25 October 2010

City OKs bike-trail funds (Mn Daily)

A long-delayed bike trail that would connect the University of Minnesota with downtown Minneapolis got two injections of funding in the past week.

The Transportation and Public Works Committee of the Minneapolis City Council accepted $98,535 for the trail Tuesday from the Non-Motorized Transportation Pilot Program, a federal program . . . → Read More: MN News Roundup – 25 October 2010

Nice Ride 3 Month Update

(Nice Rider by VeloTraffic, on Flickr)

A few months ago, I wrote about my first experiences with the Minneapolis Bike Sharing system, Nice Ride MN.  I had a pretty good experience with the system overall, and I have high hopes that the program will be a success.  A few days . . . → Read More: Nice Ride 3 Month Update

MN News Roundup – 15 September 2010

Walking, biking gaining traction in auto-centric Apple Valley (StarTribune)

Consultants have mapped out so-called “core routes,” Cornejo said, linking important destinations such as schools, parks and the library.

We’re saying you need to make them really attractive. Signage, bike racks, kiosks with local news, water fountains — make it special. Coordinate it all with bus . . . → Read More: MN News Roundup – 15 September 2010

Browns Creek State Trail

This past Friday, the MN Department of Natural Resources announced that an agreement has been made to purchase an existing railroad right-of-way for the Browns Creek State Trail.  From the press release:

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has obtained the exclusive right and option to purchase the former Minnesota Zephyr railroad line. The . . . → Read More: Browns Creek State Trail

MN News Roundup – 08 September 2010

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 . . . → Read More: MN News Roundup – 08 September 2010

Metro Transit and Abandoned Bicycles

(Bike on Bus by M.V. Jantzen, on Flickr)

According to this article at the StarTribune, Metro Transit collects several hundred bicycles each year from people leaving them on the racks on the front of the buses.

From the article:

Each day dozens* of bikes get carried away by Metro Transit buses and . . . → Read More: Metro Transit and Abandoned Bicycles