Category Archives: placemaking

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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Portland’s busiest Willamette River cyclist crossings in 2014


The following list shows the five busiest Willamette River bridge​ crossings for bicycles in the City of Portland, Oregon according to summer daily bicycle traffic data from the Portland Bureau of Transportation. This data does not include the new non-motorized/transit … 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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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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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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Ahoy! Boats with bicycles ahead


Camping and bicycles always made sense to me as a great way to get around the campground, park, or town. One only need see the multitudes of bicycles lashed onto the backs of trailers, RVs, and motor homes rolling down … Continue reading

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One excellent non-motorized plan


Congratulation to the communities of Greater Mt. Pleasant, Michigan for adopting and implementing such a superb non-motorized plan. Here’s a weblink to the document that was originally adopted in 2011. What is especially impressive about the plan is the way it … Continue reading

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Bicycling M-185 – America’s most unique state highway


As America’s only state highway that prohibits motor vehicles (except emergency vehicles), M-185 is truly a bicyclist’s paradise. This route circles the entire perimeter of Mackinac Island, Michigan, where motor vehicles have been banned since 1898. At just 8.2 miles in … Continue reading

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Independence Day ride on the C-I-S Trail


My wife and I enjoyed a leisurely ride on Mid-Michigan’s newest nonmotorized trail this Independence Day afternoon – the C-I-S (Clinton-Ionia-Shiawassee) Trail, as we rode 21 miles roundtrip between St. Johns and Fowler, Michigan and back. A better name for this … Continue reading

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