Category Archives: Alternative transportation

Skateboard parking rack


Saw my first-ever skateboard parking rack (see below) recently at Interlochen Center for the Arts. This ingenious idea should be employed throughout the country, particularly in downtown areas and around/near college campuses.  Given the numbers of skateboarders seen in Boulder … Continue reading

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Busiest bridges for cyclists in Minneapolis


Listed below are most recent average daily bicycle traffic counts for 40 bridges in the City of Minneapolis. The are only a small part of some 500+ bicycle and pedestrian traffic count locations throughout the city. Such data being available … Continue reading

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Crossing the Penobscot Narrows Bridge by bicycle


Early last week my wife and I had the extraordinary opportunity to bicycle across the Penobscot Narrows Bridge in Bucksport, Maine. This handsome cable-stayed structure replaced the former Waldo-Hancock suspension bridge. The new bridge was completed in 2006 and include … Continue reading

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Embracing Winter Bike to Work Day 2016!


Congratulations to all those who participated or who are participating in Winter Bike to Work Day 2016 on Friday, February 12th. This is terrific event that inspires people to get outside and embrace Winter and all its glory. Well done! … Continue reading

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Let’s get it right – highlight yourself at night!


   You would think this would be an obvious safety concern to those involved, but lately it has been quite surprising and dismaying to see so many pedestrians and cyclists walking/pedaling at night in dark/non-reflective clothing. Not only is it … Continue reading

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Letting them ride on their own


This charming statue is located in Clinch Park along the TART Trail and the Traverse City, Michigan waterfront. The statue was created by Verna Bartnick and depicts a parent teaching their child to ride a bike, as they must eventually let the … Continue reading

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Brazen bike thieves become a challenge to cycling


My stepdaughter has been living in Washington, DC (within the District itself) for the past 18 months. Only recently (since August) did she start using bicycles to get to and from METRO stations during her commute. In those two months, … Continue reading

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Poll results – no love for crushed limestone


Several weeks ago an unscientific poll was taken here on Bicycle Trax about which surface(s) bicycle riders prefer to cycle on. While unscientific, the results were quite startling. Only one person out of 37 people voting and/or commenting on the … Continue reading

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Tandemichigan


Discovered this great new tandem bicycle sticker while in Elk Rapids, Michigan this past week. Given Michigan, with its two geographically distinct peninsulas, is the only state that can properly ride a tandem bike (although the Lower Peninsula appears to … Continue reading

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What surface do you prefer to bicycle on?


Just a little unscientific polling fun here. Obviously, the surface preferred may depend on the type of bicycle you are riding at the time, the purpose of your ride,  and weather conditions, but generally speaking, which is your favorite?   … Continue reading

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