Velo Traffic posts deal with "engineering, planning, and public policy side of cycling". Because he resides in Minneapolis, Reuben's posts tend to be locally oriented, but he writes them in a way that those unfamiliar with the local cycling scene can still participate in the discussion.
Reuben told me "I am very aware that there is often a lot of tension between bike advocates and traffic engineers, and I hope Velo Traffic helps bridge this gap. I am passionate about bicycle and pedestrian safety, and I often use the blog as a place to think out loud as I explore the many studies about potential safety improvement measures."
I asked Reuben what inspired him to start Velo Traffic and he stated "I was inspired to start Velo Traffic because I felt like there was a need for a blog that talked about bicycling from an engineering, planning, and policy point of view. There are a lot of really great bike blogs out there that talk about advocacy, racing, bicycling events, or other bike-related topics, but I wasn't aware of any that really tried to dive into engineering details or think critically about bicycle infrastructure, policy, or especially bicycle safety. I hope that Velo Traffic helps fill this void."
Reuben welcomes cyclists questions and answers them publicly on his Ask Me a Question page. He will try to answer questions about anything that is bike-related whether they be about engineering and infrastructure or you are new to biking just looking for a few tips or tricks.
Keep up to date on all of Reuben's Velo Traffic posts by subscribing via RSS feed, e-mail or visit Velotraffic.com. Follow Velo Traffic on Twitter @VeloTrafficNews and to interact with Reuben follow him @reubencollins.
I found the easiest way to keep up on all of the latest content for the blogs I read is to use a RSS reader client such as Google Reader or Flipboard. These allow you to put together all of the blogs you read into one convenient place. There are a lot of RSS readers that work with desktop computers and smartphones so pick the one that best suits your needs. Soon I will bring to you another Minnesota bike blog worth reading.