A J C over 2 years ago

The Twin Cities should create bicycle highways that extend the option of bicycle commuting to more citizens. Though Minneapolis is consistently named one of the best in the country for biking, much more could be done to increase the percentage of trips made by bicycle. In addition, more urban corridors should be designated as bike boulevards to make riding safe and easy for everyone.

More info here:

http://www.npr.org/2012/09/01/160386904/in-bike-friendly-copenhagen-highways-for-cyclists

http://m.theatlanticcities.com/commute/2012/08/case-separated-bike-lanes/3015/

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Lara Christley over 2 years ago

I don't bike on city streets where cars and bikes mix because it scares me to be that close to cars. If the Twin Cities had more bike paths/trails/boulevards I would bike more.

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Luke Van Santen about 2 years ago

The Midtown Greenway is a stellar example of this!

I think bicycle highways somewhat paralleling the existing major automobile highways would significantly facilitate bike commuting.

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Leon Hazare about 2 years ago

There are bicycle highways in China ,it was crazy-2 wheels  on highways instead of 4-wheels .Now the Chinese are  killing themself  with fume from cars

Many Chinese are wearing masks when on the streets.

Invest in bicycle  highways convert more lanes for bikes Poeple will be healthy while reduce our dependency on foreign oil,pollution reduced  less space for parking more green spaces.

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Tony Yarusso about 2 years ago

While Minneapolis is very "bikeable", as soon as you get out of the core cities things fall apart rapidly.  Having better routes in and out of the cities and between suburbs will be key.

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Mark M about 2 years ago

Bogata Columbia have hwy for bicycling so all inc-ome have easy access .Demark  also making biking seems like fun US send too resources on hwys for cars and subsidized parking and driving at the expensive of transit.US Obesity rate is over 30% because of the  developments that cater to cars and parking .

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Jorg Lueke over 1 year ago

Biking from Saint Paul to Eagan is fairly pleasant, HWY13 S is a pain but at least the shoulders are wide. Getting from the East Metro to Saint Paul is good once you can get to Afton or Battle Creek but if one ever has to cross 94 or take 3rd/Minnehaha directly watch out! Save 94 crossings in the Eastern suburbs would be great.

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