Monday, January 12, 2009

Upcoming Bike Events

Straight from the mouth of the horse:

The City of Minneapolis is hosting three upcoming events for bicyclists. The first is a slide presentation about bicycling in Northern Europe. Jane Shey, a PhD student in Leuven, Belgium, will share photos showing how bike accommodations have been made in cities such as Copenhagen and Amsterdam. She will also discuss information on policy changes, safety measures, and funding for bicyclists. The presentation will take place this Wednesday, January 14th at 4:30 pm, at Minneapolis City Hall in Room 319. View the presentation flyer (pdf) for more details.

The second event is an open house for the River Lake Greenway, a new bicycle project in South Minneapolis which when complete, will run between Lake Harriet and the Mississippi River via 40th and 42nd Streets. The purpose of the meeting is to present design ideas for the greenway and gain feedback from neighborhood residents. This open house will take place on Wednesday, February 4th at 6:30 pm in the Roosevelt High School Auditorium. View the open house flyer (pdf) or project website for further information.

The third event is a series of public meetings in February on a proposal to establish Public Bicycle Sharing in Minneapolis. The City of Minneapolis and City of Lakes Nordic Ski Foundation will present a draft plan that describes how bike sharing (similar to the Paris VĂ©lib) could work in the heart of Minneapolis for short trips. The meetings will take place on Wednesday, February 4th at 7:00 pm in the Calhoun Square Atrium; Tuesday, February 10th at 7:00 pm at Coffman Memorial Union; and Thursday, February 12th at 5:30 pm at the Minneapolis Central Library. For more information, visit the Twin Cities Bike Share website or view the public meetings flyer (pdf).

Additionally, the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board is hosting six meetings in February on the Bike, Walk, & Roll Plan. The plan will set programming and infrastructure guidelines for biking in Minneapolis parks.

Whew. Now, if you made it this far, do yourself a favor and go the the City's website and put your email in so you can get these updates in your very own email box. Because you and I both know I'm lazy and won't get around to posting every one.

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