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Gridlock: Why Panic is Overrated When Talking Transpo on Feb 3, 2012 in bicycle advocacy, bicycle laws, bicyclists, common sense, election, evaluation, federal funds, legislation, pedestrian access, politics, road construction, roadway design, roadway use, safe routes to schools, share the road, taxes, transportation options, urban planningYesterday was the great debate and committee markup session for the House Transportation Bill. As expected, it was all about the posturing about priorities. Those priorities, per the chief supporters, were highways. A provision revealed in markup yes...



Minnesota Bike Summit Scheduled for March 5 on Feb 3, 2012 in bicycle advocacy, bicycle alliance of minnesota, bicyclists, bike events, education, encouragement, evaluation, legislation, minnesota, politics, share the road, st. paul, transportation options, urban planningThe second Minnesota Bike Summit has been scheduled for Monday, March 5, in Saint Paul. This event, hosted by BikeMN, brings together people from across the state to talk bicycling amongst themselves, then with state officials and elected representat...



Tuesday Transpo Bill Update! on Jan 31, 2012 in bicycle advocacy, bicycle bridges, bicycle facilities, bicycle routes, bicycle safety, bicyclists, bike lanes, complete streets, election, evaluation, federal funds, league of american bicyclists, legislation, pedestrian access, politics, road construction, roadway design, roadway use, safe routes to schools, share the road, transportation options, urban planningYeah, up the defcon level and shake your panic maker. Today’s the day the proposed Transpo Bill gets published. Turns out it may be even worse than previously rumored. A few points: Transportation Enhancements become optional. Safe Routes to S...



Advocates, Advocate. Harder. on Jan 28, 2012 in bicycle advocacy, bicycle commuting, bicycle safety, bicyclists, biking with kids, children on bikes, education, encouragement, environmentalism, evaluation, federal funds, legislation, minneapolis, pedestrian access, politics, roadway design, roadway use, safe routes to schools, share the road, transportation options, urban planningI’ve been on a wee bit of a spree lately about the continual state of Defcon 11 every time there is federal hiccuping about restricting funds for Transportation Enhancements, or cutting Safe Routes to Schools, or classifying bicycles as vegetab...



Summation of Proposed Transport Bill Sort of Available on Jan 27, 2012 in bicycle advocacy, bicycle laws, bicyclists, federal funds, legislation, minneapolis, non-motorized transportation pilot program, pedestrian access, politics, transportation options, urban planningStreetsblog reports that there is a rough summary of the proposed panic-worthy transportation bill being considered in committee. They do a rundown on it, and refer to it as “A March of Horribles.” One key thing in their summary to consid...



A New Transportation Bill? Panic, Round 8,377,201 on Jan 27, 2012 in bicycle advocacy, bicycle facilities, bicycle safety, bicyclists, bike education, election, federal funds, league of american bicyclists, legislation, minnesota, oregon, pedestrian access, politics, road construction, roadway design, roadway use, safe routes to schools, share the road, transportation options, urban planningNext Thursday, February 2, the House Transportation Committee is expected to vote on the “American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act.” Note the propaganda-friendly naming. This is, in fact, intended to be the long-awaited multi-year tran...