Here’s the week on streets.mn raked into tidy piles for easy reading: Look and listen Videos this week include the fun tour of some of Saint Paul’s new bike boulevards with Bikerlapse: Dayton to Griggs to Charles and two somber and shocking safety-related videos with Saturday Music Video: White Bike (Me For Queen) and Hit me at […]
Heading east from Minneapolis, the Westgate Station is the first Green Line port of call ...
Today, I’m going to focus on David Zinn’s temporary street art, as an example of ...
Northfield’s City Council is getting ready to discuss Woodley Street’s sidewalks on October 28. If ...
The Midtown LRT/Streetcar has joined the growing number of high efficiency corridors planned for the ...
A hand held hyperlapse shot with the iPhone 5 while biking along parts of Saint Paul’s newest neighborhood street bikeways. Streets.mn is a non-profit and is volunteer run. We rely on your support to keep the servers running. If you value what you read, please consider becoming a member.
Thanks to Mark @ IBikeLondon for the tip on this one. Streets.mn is a non-profit and is volunteer run. We rely on your support to keep the servers running. If you value what you read, please consider becoming a member.
Worth noting as New York City goes to a 25 mph speed limit ( which is still 40 km/h for you speed demons) Streets.mn is a non-profit and is volunteer run. We rely on your support to keep the servers running. If you value what you read, please consider becoming a member.
The podcast this week is the audio from the special streets.mn panel at the recent Railvolution conference that took place in downtown Minneapolis this September. Earlier this year, some of the conference organizers approached the streets.mn board about setting up a panel session that would feature a bunch of our writers debating key issues from […]
Here are three more charts from the USPIRG millennial transportation report that came out this week (mentioned yesterday)… There are a whole lot of similar trends in the report, which analyzes how meaningful the low-car trend might be, and looks at some of the likely causes of the millennial shift away from driving. The […]
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Even though I think streets.mn might want to add a ban on the word ‘millennial’ into its stylesheet, this week an interesting report came out from USPIRG about transportation habits of the generation that is just slightly younger than me (i.e. “millennials”) called “Millennials in Motion.” It comes complete with a bunch of interesting charts like […]
Yesterday Metro Transit put out a press release that Central Corridor ridership has doubled since the Green Line started up. That’s a true statement, but there’s more to it, so here are some additional numbers. Before Green Line construction started, Routes 16, 50, and 94 together were averaging 650,000 riders per month. During the construction period […]
This experience was from two years ago, so the landscape has probably changed since then, but from what I gather, probably not. My friend got a job with Google Labs in New York and uprooted his family to move to Brooklyn. I was going to be in Annapolis, Maryland while touring with Minnesota Brass, so […]
A year after the Minnesota Zoo monorail ceased operation, we look back at another short monorail in Dakota County that was a prototype for grander plans that never materialized. Enos Electric Railway Company of St. Paul, an excerpt from Larwence A. Martin’s Railroads in Minnesota page. Check it out for more fascinating history. “Businessmen sought […]
If you’re into architecture, this is a riveting attempt to place most of the 20th century into an “evolutionary tree,” made by the theorist Charles Jencks… I like how Le Corbousier shows up all over the place, including under “purism”, near “brutalism, and somehow under the category “Unselfconcious 80% of environment” (whatever that means)… Streets.mn […]
I’ve always been intrigued by the Seattle transit system, mostly because when I lived out there in the 90’s it was more minimal than it is today. It’s really interesting to see how it has grown. As far as bus service, both of the Twin Cites and Seattle areas do very well. They’re both very […]
Here’s a chart from the Minnesota House Research primer on the state’s County State Aid Highway (CSAH) system (which I referenced in last week’s post on the transportation planning debate). It’s a bit complicated. For example, according to the House Research document, For 2013, the excess sum is $133.9 million or around 28 percent of […]
A while ago I was attending a parking policy seminar as part of my role as a Saint Paul Planning Commissioner. We had a great panel discussing how to cure our downtowns of their predilections for surface parking lots (among other things). One of the guests was University of Minnesota Design School Dean Tom Fisher, who […]
Here’s a map from a recent Star Tribune column on Minneapolis’ long-standing neighborhood engagement funding showing the “unspent funding” allocated neighborhood funding for each of the city’s neighborhoods. The history of this program is complex, but connects to debates over civic engagement and tensions between renters and homeowners throughout the city. The article is a […]
Ever since Mayor Chris Coleman introduced his 2015 budget in August, I’ve been anxious to learn more about the details of the Mayor’s proposal for a new $42.5 million “8-80 Vitality Fund”. Last week a list of projects were posted online in preparation for the City Council’s October 8th budget review session. I shared the list […]
The City of Edina is finishing up an ambitious project to help remake France Avenue through the Southdale District into less of a highway, and more of an urban boulevard. To the unfamiliar, France Avenue through the Southdale District is a 40 MPH, 7+ lane divided megastroad. Prior to this project, there was a sidewalk […]
Metro Transit’s Green Line opened in June, 2014. While ridership almost immediate beat “expectations“1, and the line was quickly declared “a success“, at first there were still bugs in the works related to traffic signal timings and thus overall run-time and reliability, and safety. Though the planners felt this line on the map was permanently drawn, a review […]
Here’s the week on streets.mn, beautifully blurbed and creatively categorized: Stop, Look and Listen Stop: This week, equity issues (which are almost always lack of equity issues) figure prominently as streets.mn continues to expand the conversation about transportation, land use and include more viewpoints. Three Things You Should Know about the Suburban Equity Cry reviews some […]