Archive Hosted by the AFL-CIO

VIDEO: Finding Bikeways in Northeast

June 07, 2012 By Tom Niemisto, Video Production Specialist

Decades ago it was and industrial center the Twin Cities, but Northeast Minneapolis neighborhoods have since become a thriving arts district, and with that transition welcomed a new focus on foot-powered progress.

Increased bike boulevard capacity, the region's first bicycle traffic light, and increased bike-share stations all have shown the potential to transform a cityscape.

A recent bicycle tour of the NE neighborhoods showcased new bicycle infrastructure, bike-friendly businesses, and ways to get involved with bike safety and advocacy. It's up to consumers to change habits that demand smart transportation policy for Minnesota.


Thanks for participating! Commenting on this conversation is now closed.


  • Colleen O'Connor Toberman says:

    June 7, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    As a NE resident I can attest to the positive bike-friendly developments in my neighborhood. Northeast still has its industrial areas and with that comes industrial traffic (which can be intimidating to many bikers). Balancing the the needs of bikes, semis and trains, and everything in between isn’t always easy but is certainly possible. It is so encouraging when governments, businesses, and residents cooperate to make biking easier and safer.