2011 Bicycle Account
The City's Public Works department has put together a 2011 Bicycling Account, an in-depth report on our bicycling activities and accomplishments in 2011. It's exciting to read such a clear and compelling account of the progress we made over the last year. Kudos to Public Works for putting this together - I hope that they will continue to report out this effectively every year.
It is also interesting for me to note how many of the City's 2011 achievements my office was directly involved in: the green bike lanes on 15th Ave SE, the safety median on 28th St E, downtown bike lanes, the Communities Putting Prevention to Work grant, the bike map, the bike plan and implementation plan, the pedicab ordinance, the bike parking and access guidelines for City buildings, the reorganization of the Bicycle Advisory Committee, and safeguarding the new bicycle and pedestrian coordinator position.
Another important note: this year also saw the creation of the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition, a necessary and immensely helpful advocacy organization that, among other things, ran the first Minneapolis Open Streets event.
It's been a big year for bicycling in Minneapolis.