Pedestrian safety in MN is in the news again with this article from the Star Tribune: Minnesota cities upgrade to address crosswalk danger
The article mentions a number of new technologies that engineers are using to try to improve safety conditions for pedestrians in crosswalks (which includes cyclists).
Alarmed by the rising number of pedestrian . . . → Read More: More on Pedestrian Safety in MN
In an Opinion piece in Woodbury Patch, Angela Johnson comments on the ambiguous nature of Minnesota’s crosswalk laws. In Woodbury, Don’t Cross Me
While it’s unlawful for any driver to not stop and yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within a marked crosswalk or at an intersection with no marked crosswalk, the . . . → Read More: Ambiguous Yield-to-Pedestrian Statutes
An article in the Alexandria (MN) Echo Press mentioned what might be one of the most unique bicycle facility designs being considered in Minnesota right now.
Imagine a five-block section of Alexandria’s Broadway completely reconstructed and redesigned to include: A bicycle lane; shorter and safer pedestrian crosswalks; kiosks and signs to show visitors where downtown . . . → Read More: Alexandria, MN, Broadway Bicycle Design