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Monday July 22nd 2024

Posts Tagged ‘Spokes-Bike Walk Connect’

Dedicated to growing a more diverse and informed community of non-motorized transit users with classes, bike loans, shop use, receiving unused bikes as donation, and more!

Dedicated to growing a more diverse and informed  community of non-motorized transit users with classes, bike loans, shop use, receiving unused bikes as donation, and more!

By Bruce Johansen and Sheldon Mains It”'s later than hoped for, but Spokes-Bike Walk Connect should be up and running this month with a grand opening party scheduled for Wednesday, August 22 from 4 PM to 9 PM. Spokes is located at 1915 E. 22nd Street,””just across the Hiawatha LRT line and bike trail from Phillips. SPOKES”' goal is to remove barriers to biking and walking for residents of Phillips, Seward and Cedar Riverside. Sheldon Mains, director of SPOKES, traces Spokes”' origins to three key sources: a Bike Walk Twin Cities call for community-based ideas for non-motorized transit, the City of Minneapolis”'s Great Streets program””an aim of which is to make the neighborhood more bike- and pedestrian-friendly, and a survey designed by Katya Pilling, former associate director at Seward Redesign. Pilling”'s survey revealed a primary reason many people don”'t bike: they don”'t know how, in many cases due to cultural and [...]

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