Famed St. Paul blogger Teresa Boardman has a good question for the city: What’s the deal putting bike racks around businesses with no bike traffic, and not having many where there is?
A laundromat, for example. Who bikes with loads of laundry?
Or this spot. A tattoo shop.
I have never seen anyone bike to the tattoo shop which is located in between and auto body shop and an ambulance garage. I have never seen anyone bike to the body shop. There are no other businesses on the block but there is a cafe with out a bike rack across the street where it would get used. This one will never get used.
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Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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