As the number of bikes on the University of Minnesota campus increases, so do the complaints about overcrowding and reckless biking.
In response, campus police are cracking down. They are issuing $98 fines for biking in restricted areas and they are ticketing and removing bikes left on racks longer than 10 days.
From The Minnesota Daily:
"The complaints have been enormous," said University police Chief Greg Hestness. "We get complaints every year about bike behavior, but this year is by far the worst."
The number of cyclists on campus rose 13 percent, or 1,000 bikes, this year, according to a University-wide email from Vice President Pam Wheelock. The congestion is compounded by Green Line light rail construction that reroutes bikers from Washington Avenue onto campus.
Hestness joins The Daily Circuit to talk about how the university is balancing safety and a bike-friendly environment.