Help make biking better at the UM-Meeting on 11/14/11


If you have ideas on how to make biking better on the U’s East Bank, stop by the U on Monday, November 14, 12-1 pm, to join a meeting between a sub-committee of the Minneapolis Bicycle Advisory Committee and U officials.


The meeting will be held on at the U of M Transportation and Safety Building, Room 308.


The Transportation Building is located at 511 Washington Ave. SE ( The schedule is as follows:


12:00-12:10 meet at U of M room (TSB Room 308)

12:10 walk to scholars walk

12:30 walk back to U of M meeting room

12:30-1:00 discussion


With the transition of the Scholars Walk to a bicycle dismount zone and no clear signage or guidance on alternative routes, east-west biking across the University of Minnesota has been challenging and confusing for many this year. This meeting will focus on making bicycling easier and less confusing for those who travel east-west across campus. Another point of discussion will be the $115 fines that nearly 100 bicyclists have received for riding in the Scholars Walk dismount zone. There is some question as to whether this fine is excessive given the nature of the infraction and the existence of a different $25 fine for failure to obey signs.


Hope to see you there!

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