Posted on: Sunday, December 12th, 2010
This was the scene yesterday in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where they were pummelled with upwards of 22 inches of snow. The brave soul on the bicycle pictured here in the thick of it is one of an estimated 4,000 winter cyclists in this American city, which Bicycle magazine named the country’s #1 for cycling.
As you might be aware, there’s a cycling plan being implemented here in St. John’s, putting a mixture of signage and lanes in place throughout much of the city (ok, maybe if you don’t count the East End). Here’s a map detailing what’s going where:
There’s been a fair bit of back and forth on when and where the proposed plan is being implemented. I know The Scope’s been keeping tabs on the situation, but ever since my bike got stolen early last Summer I must admit I’ve been paying less attention to the details.
Cycling has never really taken off as a popular mode of public transit in St. John’s, but with the combination of the cycling plan coming to fruition and the current Metrobus strike, it may just see the surge in popularity it deserves.
If you do plan on taking your bike out this winter, be it for a joy ride or as your preferred method of transportation, be sure to check out The Scope’s guide to winterizing your bike and yourself.