Twin Cities venues are hopping on the biking bandwagon

  • Article by: SHARYN JACKSON , Star Tribune
  • Updated: June 22, 2012 - 4:29 PM

Entertainment and cultural institutions are targeting visitors who arrive on two wheels.

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LunarRobotJun. 21, 12 6:16 PM

Ted works in Brooklyn Center, not Brooklyn Park. He is a Library Technical Assistant, not a librarian. I know if he really tried he could easily ride to work from his home, as I rode 14 miles to work with him at the same library many times, and I'm 20 years older than he is. It's not as hard as you think. The Guthrie has plenty of bike racks under the endless bridge. I park there often, and I've been known to ride my bike to a play. A good article, I just wonder how many other details are inaccurate. Keep the biking piece coming though. The more awareness we get, the safer we all are.

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LunarRobotJun. 21, 12 6:16 PM

Ted works in Brooklyn Center, not Brooklyn Park. He is a Library Technical Assistant, not a librarian. I know if he really tried he could easily ride to work from his home, as I rode 14 miles to work with him at the same library many times, and I'm 20 years older than he is. It's not as hard as you think. The Guthrie has plenty of bike racks under the endless bridge. I park there often, and I've been known to ride my bike to a play. A good article, I just wonder how many other details are inaccurate. Keep the biking piece coming though. The more awareness we get, the safer we all are.

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kinnickJun. 21, 12 8:35 PM

Since I have to share the road with them & buy tabs,when can I expect to see tabs on bikes? Question? when was the last time you saw someone on a bike stop for a red light or stop sign? What a complete farce!

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aviendhaJun. 22, 1212:22 AM

Bikes don't need tabs because they're not causing damage to the roadway or environment. And the more bike lanes we build, the less you have to share the road, since it's all about you and what you want. In the meantime, why not hop on a bike and do something for yourself besides contribute to global warming with a bunch of hot air? Burn some calories, get some exercise, and enjoy some fresh air and sunshine.

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jarlmnJun. 22, 1211:01 AM

Rather than continually touting how "bicycle friendly" this city is merely because of the miles of paths and marketing ploys, I dearly wish the STRIB would periodically publish the bicycle Rules-Of-The-Road so that *both* bicyclists and motorists knew what they were and would abide by them.

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tootiredJun. 22, 1211:30 AM

Since bikes have a legal right to use the roads, then they should have to pay for license & registration. -- "Question? when was the last time you saw someone on a bike stop for a red light or stop sign?" -- The same question can be asked about cars as well! Oh, and turn signals (cars and bikes), learn to use them!

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jimdogJun. 22, 1212:10 PM

"Question? when was the last time you saw someone on a bike stop for a red light or stop sign? "........ This morning when I stopped my bike for the red light. In fact, most bicyclists stop for red lights otherwise they would be constantly getting driven over. It is common that you hear of all the laws bicyclists break. This has nothing to do with reality, it is only because car drivers dislike bicyclists so they perputate the myth.

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tootiredJun. 22, 1212:26 PM

"In fact, most bicyclists stop for red lights otherwise they would be constantly getting driven over." - - I see plenty of cyclist who stop (or slow down) for red lights and when there are no cars coming, they proceed through the red light. I seldom see cars doing this very same thing.

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jimdogJun. 22, 1212:42 PM

"I see plenty of cyclist who stop (or slow down) for red lights and when there are no cars coming, they proceed through the red light. I seldom see cars doing this very same thing."........ I constantly see cars tailgaiting and driving way over the speed limit. I never see bikes do this very same thing.

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tootiredJun. 22, 12 1:09 PM

"I constantly see cars tailgaiting and driving way over the speed limit. I never see bikes do this very same thing." - - I thought we were talking red lights & stop signs.... Yes jimdog, I see the same cars speeding & tailgating, and yes they are a danger to all of those around them. Are you telling me that on all the bike paths there is peaceful bliss and total harmony? That the serious cyclists are perfectly content with family and novice cylists swerving all of the path in front of them? Be truthful now.

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