New Initiatives in Greater Minnesota

Share   |  Posted Jun. 12, 2013 by Bill Dossett

At Nice Ride, we hear from people all over Minnesota. They want to make it easy and convenient to get a bike in their home towns. For the last four years, our focus has been on the Twin Cities urban core. With the support of our title sponsor, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, Nice Ride is beginning a new Greater Minnesota Initiative.

Just like when we started in Minneapolis in 2008, we don't know exactly where this new initiative will lead. We don't know who our partners will be, which programs will make the biggest impact, or which technologies will be the best. We do know that people all over Minnesota want easy access to smart, healthy transportation. We also know that public/private partnership is a powerful tool to bring new ideas to life.


The Greater Minnesota Initiative will complement the Nice Ride system in the urban core and strengthen our nonprofit organization. Nice Ride will continue to add stations and improve the system in Minneapolis and Saint Paul.

3 Previous comments:

(1) On June 13, 2013, John LEatherman () said:
We need at least one nice ride station in Roseville. Roseville, Lauderdale and the U of M built the Fairview Pathway over the last two years connecting the U of M St Paul Campus to Rosedale with bike lanes and an off street path. And County Rd B2 crosses 35w and connects to the Minneapolis Diagonal trail. So where is the nice ride here?
(2) On June 20, 2013, Lisa Van Ahn ( said:
I love NiceRide and have a yearly subscription. I don't get into North Mpls, that much but would love to see you expand into SouthMpls. The Armatage neighborhood would be a wonderful place for a kiosk. I would be able to hop on a NR and take it all the way into work!
(3) On July 22, 2013, MattD ( said:
Id love to see Nice Ride expand south of Uptown a bit more to connect more of us into the wonderful NiceRide network. I'm just north of Richfield on Lyndale and even one station down here would get us easily into Uptown, and beyond. I'd imagine a station down here would have a ton of reach, there's lots of foot traffic, and we pedal fast! We'll get there in 30 min! -Matt

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