Minneapolis sees surge in residents choosing to walk or bike to work

  • Article by: Paul Walsh , Star Tribune
  • Updated: September 20, 2013 - 2:35 PM

Minneapolis residents are increasingly choosing to walk or bike to work, leaving more room on streets and highways for others.

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irelandguySep. 20, 13 1:29 PM

I've long wondered how people are able to cycle safely on Minneapolis' pot-hole ridden streets.

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movebak2mplsSep. 20, 13 2:14 PM

@irelandguy - You should get off your bum, and try it sometime. Instead of sitting around and just wondering about it.

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cks1950Sep. 20, 13 2:16 PM

And with that news love and happiness reigns in the people's republic of Mpls. The bad news is that before the blamer takes his last bow as blamer in chief, there will be a lot more folks walking & biking - out of necessity.

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hawk44Sep. 20, 13 2:29 PM

Hey, as long as the cyclists follow the rules of the road, I'm all for it. I'd hate to run someone over because of something called an "Idaho" stop.

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mattaudioSep. 20, 13 2:34 PM

Happy to say, most of us moved TO Minneapolis so we didn't have to "drive out of necessity." We can drive if we like, but we have options. Minneapolis' competitive advantage.

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carbonbigfotSep. 20, 13 2:37 PM

I'll bet this surge won't last more than another 3 months.

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littlebootsSep. 20, 13 2:41 PM

Not in saint Paul though sadly. STP doesn;t even have bike lanes or sharrows yet...sad.

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detachedSep. 20, 13 2:47 PM

cks1950- You could really benefit from a long bike ride. That endorphine rush is addictive and really improves your mood.

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hermajestySep. 20, 13 3:06 PM

I knew that Portland was a major biking city, since its winter climate is much milder than that of Minneapolis, but my first winter here, I was astonished to see people biking through a snowstorm. And there's been a noticeable increase in cycling in the past couple of years.

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canoeistSep. 20, 13 3:12 PM

I don't understand the incessant whining about potholes in these comment threads. Most of the Minneapolis streets I bike and drive on are in great shape. When the streets do need to be fixed, people whine about the construction. I am very happy with the job the public works department is doing (even though my property taxes are subsidizing all these whiny drivers), and am thankful for the all the recent bike infrastructure. More biking and walking means fewer potholes.

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