Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Right Turn Failure at Riverside and 25th

It seems I've been calling out this intersection a lot.  I suppose because there's a lot of turning traffic here.

This motorist waited behind me at the red light and, when the light change to green, turned unlawfully and unsafely without first merging into the bike lane.  The didn't have to wait!  If they had change lanes into the bike lane right away they could have turned (after stopping at the red light) without waiting for me.

I suppose they didn't know the rules and thought they were doing the right thing.

Friday, June 21, 2019

More Bike Lanes and Right Turners - Friday 21 June 2019

This is at Riverside and 94 again.  I usually get out of the bike lane approaching this intersection because motorists often don't merge into the bike lane to prepare for a right turn.

Friday, June 7, 2019

Friday 7 June 2019 - Bike Lanes and Right Turners

I often move out of a bike lane when approaching an intersection because motorists often don't prepare to turn by merging into the bike lane as safety and the law require.

Here's a snipped from this morning's commute.  I wonder how I would have fared if I'd been in the bike lane.

This is a 360 video so you could drag the image to look around, but there's nothing much to see anywhere else.

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Monday 3 June 2019 - Boring

A typically boring commute to and from work, caught on camera.

I recommend against spending the time to watch...

These are "360" videos so you can use you mouse to drag the image and change viewing direction.



Tuesday, March 19, 2019

19 March 2019 - Tuesday Morning

Streets were mostly OK this morning.  Still places with re-frozen melt water and so I'm still using studded tires.  Who knows, I might not use them tomorrow.

Bike lanes on Riverside are still largely unusable due to snow and ice and parked cars.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

6 December 2018 - Snow and Ice on the Trails and Bike Lanes

It snowed in Minneapolis.  A normal thing for this time of year.  Unusually, though, the bike trails were indifferently cleared and on the road the plows piled their snow in the bike lanes.  Seems like it's better and safer to stay on the main roads rather than try to use bike facilities.

It's starting to look like the city is caring less about bikers, or at least winter bikers.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

17 April 2018 - Morning

I know we had a big snow, but still the bike lanes, including the "protected" lanes, and the trails are all impassable.

Yesterday I was in a meeting where people discussed adding bike lanes to a street that already has no place to store snow.  Sometimes I think the goal for some people is bike lanes -- not people on bikes.