In the Media

  • INTERVIEW: National "Bike to Work" Day

    Amy Brugh with the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition joined Chris Egert to talk about the benefits of biking and discuss where the Twin Cities falls on a list of the most bike-friendly cities in the country.


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  • In Minneapolis, nothing stops bicyclists — not even winter

    The snow and the frigid cold are a nuisance but not a barrier for cyclists in Minneapolis, 
    one of the bike-friendliest cities in the U.S., year-round.

    MINNEAPOLIS — There was a healthy bite to the morning air, with the mid-March temperatures stuck in the high-30s, but the two weather-tested bicyclists were unfazed, as though striking out on a leisurely Fourth of July ride.

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  • Pothole season is here, and it really is worse than last year

    MPR: Matt Sepic · Minneapolis · Mar 17, 2014

    If you've been out on the roads at all in the last week, you know that much of Minnesota is in the throes of that short season between winter and road construction. We're talking about pothole season. And after this year's especially harsh winter, just how bad are the potholes?

    They're bad. Just ask Ethan Fawley, the executive director of the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition. He offered a pedal-powered tour of his city's pothole situation over the weekend. It's still chilly, but now... Read More

  • Advocates and Elected Officials Celebrate Improvements on Park & Portland Avenues

    *****PRESS RELEASE ****



    Commissioner Peter McLaughlin, (612) 348-7884commissioner.mclaughlin@co.hennepin.mn.us

    City of Minneapolis, Ward 6 Council, (612) 673-2206robert.lilligren@ci.minneapolis.mn.us

    City of Minneapolis, Ward 8 Council, (612) 673-2208elizabeth.glidden@minneapolismn.gov

    Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition, Nicole Campbell

    Hope Community, Inc.  Betsy Sohn, (612) 435-1672bsohn@hope-community.org


    Advocates and Elected Officials Celebrate Improvements on Park & Portland Avenues

    November 5, 2012 8am – 9am; ribbon-cutting and speaking at 8:30am, Peavey Park

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  • Bicyclists among those celebrating Lowry Bridge re-opening October 27


    October 26, 2012 


    Bicyclists among those celebrating Lowry Bridge re-opening October 27

    Tomorrow, October 27, the Lowry Bridge will re-open to the public.  The Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition, together with other organizations, local residents, and advocates for riverfront trails, successfully worked with County staff and elected officials to incorporate bike facilities on the Lowry Bridge. Bicyclists will participate in the bridge opening “parade” at 12:15 October 27 as part of bridge-opening festivities.

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  • Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition and Open Book turning a parking space into paradise for PARK(ing) Day

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    Molly Sullivan, Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition, molly@mplsbike.org

    Joe Skifter, Open Book,  jskifter@loft.org

    Community members call for Washington Avenue Improvements on PARK(ing) Day, September 21

    The Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition, in partnership with Open Book, will host a PARK(ing) Day space, directly in front of Open Book (1011 Washington Avenue S) on Friday, September 21 from 10am - 2pm. An on-street parking space will be transformed into a space in which people chat, eat lunch, meet with friends, and participate in a poetry reading on a stage!

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  • 500 Letters Supporting Washington Ave Bike Lanes

    500 Letters Supporting Washington Ave Bike Lanes

    The Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition will present more than 500 hand-written letters to downtown Minneapolis City Council Member Lisa Goodman (Ward 7) at a 9:30 am meeting on Wednesday. All of the letters – written by downtown Minneapolis users and residents – request that the City and Hennepin County install protected bicycle lanes on Washington Ave.

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  • Cyclists Applaud Proposed Refinements to Hennepin and First Avenue


    The Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition applauded a proposal introduced today at the Minneapolis City Council Transportation and Public Works Committee to refine last year’s two-way conversions of Hennepin and First Avenue.

    “The proposed changes to Hennepin and First will be a huge improvement for people bicycling into downtown,” said Lisa Bender, a founder of the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition.  “These changes reflect the strong commitment of City staff and leadership to ensure that bicycling is a safe and convenient option for people traveling into downtown.”

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  • MARQ2 Leaves Cyclists with Few Downtown Routes


    The City of Minneapolis’ MARQ2 project has left Minneapolis cyclists with few options for accessing downtown by bicycle.

    “Transit improvements are an important step forward for Minneapolis, but this project has left us with very few options for bicycling in downtown,“ said Michael Jones, a cyclist who commutes daily into downtown Minneapolis.  “We want to work with the City to get a strong plan in place for improving bicycle access to downtown.”

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