25 Aug '11, 7pm

Minneapolis? More like Bike-opolis

Minneapolis? More like Bike-opolis

The Midtown Greenway in Minneapolis. Photo: livewombat If you've never been to Minneapolis, you're missing out: It's populated by unrelentingly friendly folk, oodles of lakes surrounded by city parks, and a bike network on its way to becoming second-to-none. Just last month, Bicycling magazine named it the top city for bicycling , and a few months before, the League of American Bicyclists gave it a gold medal . These days, bikes are a big deal in the bigger of the Twin Cities. These accolades aren't exactly unexpected: Minneapolis has put a lot of effort into bolstering its bike-friendliness . Money from the U.S. Department of Transportation's Nonmotorized Transportation Pilot Program has given Minneapolis -- along with Columbia, Mo., Marin County, Calif., and Sheboygan County, Wis. -- a total of $25 million to improve biking and walking infrastructure. But the city deserv...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/biking/2011-08-25-minneapolis-a-risi...

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