What’s Velo?

Vélo is the French word for bike.

First Look: Mississippi River Regional Trail (MRRT) Central & Pine Bend Bluffs Segments

Last fall, I really enjoyed reading the series of great posts from Chris Chavie at MN Bike Trail Navigator about the progress being made on the construction of the Mississippi River Regional Trail in South Saint Paul. Seeing as how it is now nearly a full year later, I figured construction must be just about . . . → Read More: First Look: Mississippi River Regional Trail (MRRT) Central & Pine Bend Bluffs Segments

37th Avenue Greenway

Several months ago, I wrote a post about the Minneapolis Bicycle Master Plan setting a vision for the creation of greenways. At that time, I quoted the following from page 184 of the plan:

Create a network of “greenways” or “green streets” where roadways are converted to bicycle and pedestrian only corridors. Milwaukee Avenue is a . . . → Read More: 37th Avenue Greenway

Green Centerline Stripe

Green Centerline Strip by VeloTraffic, on Flickr

Here’s a little pavement marking trivia: The Minneapolis Park Board uses the color green to stripe the centerlines on their off-street trails. All the design guidelines I’m aware of would recommend yellow for centerline stripes separating two-way traffic.

So why does the park board use green?

Bruce . . . → Read More: Green Centerline Stripe

First Look: Cedar Lake Trail Phase III

The Cedar Lake Trail extension  is currently under construction in downtown Minneapolis.  Engineers plan to have the trail completed and open for trail users sometime this spring.  I happened to be in the area a few days ago, so I stopped to take a few photos.  I thought some of you might be interested in . . . → Read More: First Look: Cedar Lake Trail Phase III