Removing Bike Routes

Posted by Doug Shidell, June 16th, 2015

Sometimes bike routes have to be removed because of traffic. The attached screen shots show three routes that are no longer acceptable for riding unless you are a hard core cyclist who doesn’t mind heavy traffic.

Delete Hwy 96
Highway 96 between White Bear Lake and Stillwater has wide shoulders, but traffic is so heavy that it isn’t pleasant to ride.

Delete Hwy 6

Highway 6, north of Lake Minnetonka, also has wide shoulders but far too much traffic. While researching this route, I saw drivers weaving onto the shoulder, possibly because they were texting and driving during rush hour.

New Route Rockford

Woodland Trail is dangerous. Traffic, including trucks, is very heavy and there is no shoulder. Note the alternate option on Greenfield Rd.

These changes will appear in the updated mobile Twin Cities Bike Map later this summer. Print versions will show the updates on the next press run.

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