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BIPARTISAN INFRASTRUCTURE BILL PASSES WITH MAJOR FUNDING FOR BETTER BIKING & WALKING

By now I’m sure you’ve all heard that Congress passed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) on November 5th. Thanks to the League of American Bicyclists (LAB), the Safe Routes Partnership, and others it includes unprecedented levels of funding for active transportation and the safety of vulnerable road users, and it represents an important step towards building more livable communities. But, most of the media coverage and news releases have focused on what the IIJA does for roads and bridges, high speed internet, clean drinking water, airports, EV charging, and does and does not do for public transportation and climate change, not biking and walking. So what exactly did happen related to biking and walking?

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Revisiting Lilydale Park

If you’re able to venture to Saint Paul before the snow flies here is a potential route worth checking out. Saint Paul Parks has built a spiffy new picnic shelter in Lilydale Park. The Saint Paul Classic has gone through Lilydale before and it’s quite a treat for anyone who has never visited.

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Walk! Bike! Fun! has moved

After eight years, Walk! Bike! Fun! has a home of its own! Check out the brand new walkbikefun.org site. It’s the vision that funders MN Safe Routes to School and […]

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Down to the Wire at the Capitol

By: Dorian Grilley, Executive Director of BikeMN The Minnesota Legislature is heading toward a special session with no agreement on a state budget and mandatory adjournment scheduled for Monday. That […]

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2020 in review

This year has been a challenge for everyone, and we recognize that it has impacted some more severely than others. Our small but mighty BikeMN staff has made considerable effort […]

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Indigenous Land Acknowledgement

In recognition of Indigenous People’s Day and Native American Heritage Month, the Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota (BikeMN) is formally launching its Indigenous Land Acknowledgement. “We have a role to play […]

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Resources

To achieve our vision of bicycling for all, we need to ensure Black Americans have the right to safety in public space and life free from injustice. We are striving […]

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