Last week, participants from around the world attended the Winter Cycling Congress at the Commons Hotel on the U of M campus.
This was the fourth year for the event, which unites a diverse and international group with a shared vision of increasing cycling and walking among people of all ages and abilities. This year, the event focused on the real and perceived barriers that prevent people from realizing the health, wealth, happiness, and equality benefits of year-round cycling.
University of Minnesota professor and CTS Scholar Greg Lindsey participated in a conference session focused on data collection practices in the Twin Cities for measuring winter cycling traffic. The session explored how data collection can help make the case for winter cycling by demonstrating that the activity is significant and that changes in weather may deter but do not prohibit people from hitting the road and trail on their bikes.
The conference also featured a 5-mile public bike ride/parade on Wednesday afternoon, beginning at the Commons Hotel and ending at the Weisman Art Museum.
To learn more about the event, visit the Winter Cycling Congress website.