WHEN THE MINNEAPOLIS City Council unveiled its ambitious commuter bicycle system in 1992, the proposal was praised by metro cyclists, environmentalists, and neighborhood organizations. But in the five years since its inception, the proposal--which would run trails along old rail lines from Minneapolis all the way to Hutchinson--has been thrown off schedule several times, mostly due to residents' objections. Now, insiders contend that despite continuing objections and unresolved safety issues, the city has taken the project out of the... More >>>