More Bikeable than You Might Expect

Steep hills and long cold winters are a fact of life here in Duluth, MN – and pose a significant barrier to commuting by bike in this town.

But there’s also the Lakewalk and its planned extension across the length of the City, providing a safe and scenic off-street route; signed onstreet bike routes; a few miles of dedicated bike lanes; and ways to make it up that hill.

Not to mention, it’s summer.  The cyclists are out in force and several of them stopped by our Lake Avenue bike station on Bike to Work day a couple of weeks ago.

As you’ll see from our video interviews, they come from every part of the city, feel that the advantages of biking far outweigh the disadvantages, and generally find biking to work a very viable option.

Check it out – and perhaps be persuaded that any day can be Bike to Work day.

Video footage by Robert Herling and Rondi Watson; editing by James Gittemeier

We are committed to seeking out and incorporating stakeholder input as a key part of our planning work. That’s where this blog comes in. We hope you will learn a bit more about what we’re recommending for transportation improvements in this area, and why.

Please chime in with your comments and questions.