University of Minnesota cracks down on cyclists

Can too many bikes  be too much of a good thing?

The Minnesota Daily reports that bike congestion has gotten so bad in the University of Minnesota area that a crackdown on cyclists is underway.

Biking on the sidewalk will get you fined $98, and the school is looking into ways to limit bike parking.

Why now?

The number of cyclists on campus rose 13 percent, or 1,000 bikes, this year, according to a University-wide email from Vice President Pam Wheelock. The congestion is compounded by Green Line light rail construction that reroutes bikers from Washington Avenue onto campus.

Read more about reaction to the bike stings here.