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     June 5, 2018      #12-155 PB1
 
State's first bicycle playground provides

The Minnesota Department of Health wants Rochester children to play in traffic.

Work began Monday on a simulated streetscape at Silver Lake Park. It will be the state’s first bicycle playground. Minnesota Commissioner of Health Jan Malcolm on Monday helped kick off work on the playground.

The project is designed to let kids navigate a small-scale city streetscape and practice safe riding before sharing a real road with real drivers, said Julie Hatch, community health specialist at Olmsted Public Health.

As the city continues to invest in road designs that accommodate bikes, more ...

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John Molseed