Bicycle safety starts with all of us! Whether you drive a car, ride a bicycle or do a little of both, safer streets start with each and every one of us.
Bicycling in Minneapolis
The Minneapolis Bicycling Program helps those who live and work in the city to use bicycles as a low polluting, cost-effective, and healthy way to travel. Minneapolis was been ranked as one of the best biking city in the country by Bike Score, the #2 biking city by Bicycling Magazine, and the #4 bicycling city in the nation by the US Census Bureau. Minneapolis has 92 miles of on-street bikeways and 85 miles of off-street bikeways. The city has also been awarded with the League of American Bicyclists’ Bicycle Friendly Community Award. Minneapolis is home to Nice Ride Minnesota, the Bike Walk Ambassadors, and the Midtown Bike Center.
Learn more about the City of Minneapolis Bicycle Program.
City Announces New Minneapolis Bicycle Registration Program
In an effort to track stolen bicycles that are recovered, the City has announced a new Bicycle Registration Program. Bicycles that are registered have a much greater chance of being returned to you if they are lost or stolen and then recovered. Bicycles that are not registered have a limited chance of being returned to you if they are recovered.
You can register your bicycle online. All you need to do is your provide the serial number of your bicycle and your contact information.
2012 Bicyclist and Pedestrian Traffic Counts
Minneapolis Public Works and Bike Walk Twin Cities have released 2012 bicyclist and pedestrian traffic count results. The results show that bicycling and walking continue to increase in Minneapolis. From 2007-2012, the number of bicyclists counted increased 56% and the number of pedestrians increased 22%.
Public Works would like to thank all the dedicated volunteers that help make the counts possible.
Understanding Bicyclist-Motorist Crashes in Minneapolis
The 2011 Minneapolis Bicycle Master Plan calls for a 10 percent annual reduction in the number of bicyclist-motorist crashes. To better understand what is causing crashes and to meet reduction goals, Public Works examined 2,973 bicyclist-motorist crash records from 2000-2010. Specific crash attributes were extracted from Minnesota Department of Public Safety accident reports, analyzed and mapped.
The analysis found that crashes are complex events and there is no one factor that is contributing to crashes. However, three primary conclusions emerge from the data:
- Most crashes are occurring at intersections along major arterials
- Motorists are not seeing or yielding to bicyclists
- Bicyclists are not riding in a predictable manner
Understanding New Bicycle Markings in Minneapolis
Over the past two years, Minneapolis has doubled the miles of on-street bikeways. Whether you are driving a car or riding a bike, it is important that all road users know what all the new markings mean. Two new videos produced by the City of Minneapolis will help bicyclists and motorists better understand how to safely coexist on city streets. Check out the videos below and visit the Understanding New Bicycling Markings page for more information.
Check out these other videos about biking in Minneapolis.
Biking in the City (English)
Riding a bike is one of the most popular ways to get around Minneapolis. See why it's important for both cyclists and drivers to know the road in this video from the Minneapolis "Did you know..." series.
Conociendo el Camino o Andando en Bicicleta en la Ciudad (Spanish)
Andar en bicicleta es una de las maneras mas populares de ir a muchos sitios en Minneapiolis. Vea porque es importante para los ciclistas y conductors conocer el camino,en este Video de las series "Sabia Usted…" de Minneapolis.
Kaxeenta Baaskiilada ee Magaalada Gudaheed (Somali)
Baasikiiladu waa gaadid caan ah oo loo isticmaalo socdaalka Minneapolis. Ka daawo fiidyowgan taxanaha ee loo yaqaan ''Ma Ogtahay…" muhiimada kaxeenta baaskiilada iyo baaburta ee socdaalka jidadka.
Kev Cai Txog Lub Tsheb Tuam Hauv Nroog (Hmong)
Yog xav paub ntxiv, sais nroog Minneapolis cov tshooj xov xwm hu, "Koj pos paub…”
Last updated May. 20, 2013