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Pedal Talk The Fall and Rise of Bikes and Bike Sharing In the Twin Cities

Alex Schieferdecker
Macalester College
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On a chilly March morning in 2012, a truck sped through the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minnesota. In the back of the truck sat three distinctive green bikes and 15,000 pounds of ice cut into rectangular blocks. Working to beat the morning rush, a couple of workers offloaded the first bike on the Nicolette pedestrian mall in downtown Minneapolis, then piled the blocks around the bike, completely trapping it in ice. In the Uptown neighborhood, they hurriedly repeated the process with the second bike . Not long after, they entombed the third bike at Rice Park in downtown Saint Paul. Mission accomplished, these mysterious figures drove off, mixing with the rush hour crowd. 

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Schieferdecker: Pedal Talk The Fall and Rise of Bikes and Bike Sharing In the Twin Cities

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Volume 3, Number 1, February 2013

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