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05/01
2009

Bike Walk Ambassadors in the Community: 4792 Registered Participants for 2009 Bike Walk Week this year!

The Transit for Livable Communities board voted to provide funding to St. Paul Smart Trips for a residential social marketing program in the Union Park neighborhood of St. Paul. This program is based on an effective model of targeted outreach to encourage biking, walking, and transit. Smart Trips completed a similar program last year in the Summit-University neighborhood of St. Paul.

04/24
2009

Bike Walk Ambassadors and Safe Routes to School: Partner Bike/Walk Education Event at Seward Montessori

A recent Ambassador event was held at the Seward Montessori School in South Minneapolis. Two Seward parents applied for a City of Minneapolis Safe Routes to School mini grant and identified the partners to pull off a fantastic week-long event in the students' gym classes. Over 450 first through fifth grade students participated in helmet fittings, a brain injury simulation, safety talks with the Minneapolis Police Department, ABC quick checks, and a short rodeo.

04/24
2009

State of the Art Bike Projects Coming to the Minneapolis Area

Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak and University of Minnesota President Robert Bruniniks joined Transit for Livable Communities' executive director Lea Schuster at the University of Minnesota to announce two state of the art bike projects being funded by Bike Walk Twin Cities. One of the projects is called bike sharing, and the other is a bike center--similar to the Midtown Bike Center--on the University of Minnesota campus.

04/24
2009

Bike Walk Twin Cities Workshop Spurs Creative Solutions to Tough Road Design Problems

 

Last month, local planners, engineers, consultants, policy makers, and community advocates assembled to roll up their sleeves on complete streets for the "Designing Streets from the Outside In: Complete Streets and Beyond" workshop. The workshop is part of an ongoing effort, spearheaded by the Bike Walk Twin Cities initiative, to promote cross-disciplinary and cross-jurisdictional approaches that will ensure that streets are safe and healthy for all users. National design experts, who specialize in creating more walkable, bikeable, and livable communities,joined forces with local engineers and planners to collaboratively address some of the more challenging road design issues facing Twin Cities communities.

 

03/17
2009

Major Taylor: The Fastest Man Who Ever Lived

On February 24th, in honor of Black History month, the Bike Walk Ambassadors partnered with Major Taylor Bicycling Club of Minnesota to introduce 150 young men and women at Battle Creek Junior High School in St. Paul to legendary bicycle racer Major Taylor. Overcoming the Jim Crow laws of his era, Major Taylor established several world records during his 16 years of competition. In the 168 races in which he competed, he finished first in 117 and finished second in 32.

03/10
2009

2009 Funding Recipients Announced

Bike Walk Twin Cities Announces Projects Totaling More Than $4 Million in Minneapolis, St. Paul and Edina.

02/12
2009

Bike Walk Twin Cities Funding: The Process Continues

The Transit for Livable Communities Board of Directors, weighing recommendations of the Bike Walk Advisory Committee, invited four projects to submit full proposals.

02/12
2009

Bike Counts Will Help Bike Walk Twin Cities Shape the Future of Biking and Walking in Minneapolis

In September 2008, volunteer counters took to the streets with tally sheets, clipboards, and sharpened pencils to better understand how many people are walking and bicycling in Minneapolis and its neighboring communities.

02/12
2009

Bike Walk Twin Cities Assembles Technical Support Team for Funded Projects

This team will work in Minnesota and at across the country to help communities address complicated design challenges.

01/10
2009

Minneapolis City Councilmember Robert Lilligren Takes Minneapolis Voices to Washington, D.C.

The Bike Walk Twin Cities partner organizations and all partner communities conducted a full-day workshop at the annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board.

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