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More Bike Lanes in MN

September 27, 2010

Minnesota’s North Star Chapter of the Sierra Club has pulled off a coup for our biking comrades.   Last week it announced that its local activists had convinced city and county officials to stripe two critical corridors for bike lanes: Riverside and 26th Avenues.  “Making these roadways “complete streets” is helping reduce Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) by increasing bicycle and pedestrian mode share and making these important transportation corridors safer for all roadway users.”

I don’t know about VMTs or mode shares, but I’m familiar with the Avenues in question, and the addition of bike lanes should make for some nice riding.  Hopefully, it will provide better bike access to Ceil’s Deli over in Highland Park.  I await trip reports from my southern Minnesota source, provided this news will entice him out of Lanesboro for a weekend ride.

— Margadant

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  1. Gunnar Berg permalink
    September 27, 2010 5:32 pm

    Lanesboro?

    I’ll have you know, only by chance, the esteemed Mr. Kvale and myself rode our bicycles on the unmarked 26th Ave South only two weeks ago. And survived. This must be additional lanes on Riverside, as there are some heavily used existing lanes. They are critical on Riverside, to get down to Franklin, across the Mississippi on the pedestrian/bike bridge and a straight shot down the East River Parkway bike path, then across a few blocks of St.Paul cycling no man’s land to Cecil’s. It’s been too long since I was there.

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