On my quick tour through Minneapolis, I started in the neighborhoods off of the LRT line and was pleasantly surprised when the station that I started at had a Nice Ride docking station. It was a great way to start the day in the low stress environment. The bicycle boulevards weren't something that I was looking for, but just stumbled upon.
|A simple sign designating the street as a bicycle boulevard caught my attention as I was riding through the neighborhood.|
|The super wide sharrows are hard to miss when you are on the street.|
The woman pedaling the opposite direction was in her 50s and reminded me of my Mother in Law who recently got a bike for fitness.
|Bicycle boulevard striping down a hill and an intersection treatment|
|Traffic signal modified as a right out only for vehicles.|
Even more restrictive than Portland's first generation signals on SE 39th - Cesar Chavez Blvd.
|Invariably, I pushed the button, but there was a long wait. |
So, the sign was directing a "wait" and I have to imagine that few people wait the entire time, the conflicting traffic was very low.
|A low cost signal without any mast arms over the arterial street.|
Cut throughs for pedestrians and bicycles alike.
|No turns signs at the intersection.|
|One more look at the bicycle movement approaching the traffic signal complete with left hand side push button.|
|There were some signed restrictions as well at intersections.|
|And finally a yield control signed at a traffic circle. There were yield sign on all appoaches, which makes this a roundabout?|