City looks at ways to be even more bicycle-friendly

  • Updated: October 16, 2012 - 6:24 PM

The Minneapolis City Council will mull changes in state law Thursday that could make life easier for bicyclists, including more flexibility to allow cities to lower motorists' speed limits below 30 miles per hour.

The changes are among a number of items the council will consider lobbying the Legislature about. For example, the city may push for a study on the economic impact of bicycling, legislation to "clarify the issue of yielding to [a] bicyclist in a bike lane," and a law that would prohibit stopping a vehicle in a bike lane.

The city also may lobby for increased funding for pedestrian and bicycle "infrastructure and programming" and changes to the street system that allow for streets that "safely meet the needs of all who use them."

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