Spokes & Soles

Hilary Reeves writes our "Spokes & Soles" column about biking and pedestrian issues around town. She's communications director for Bike Walk Twin Cities, an organization devoted to increase commuting by biking and walking.

Jul 29, 2014

If you’ve ever walked past a parking garage (aka ramp) in downtown Minneapolis, you might have seen a flashing sign mounted on the wall and heard a tinny voice say “Caution: Car Approaching.”

As downtown Minneapolis fills up with more housing, there are more underground garages and more tinny voices telling people walking to watch out. Caution: Car Approaching!

I’ve mounted my own mental campaign every time I hear this. In my mind, I imagine a flashing sign inside the ramp, with a tinny voice shouting into cars — Caution: People Walking!

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