Author Archive | Bill Lindeke

The Right Scale for Thinking Inequality

Two weeks ago, the Atlantic published a short (and facile) post called “the Miracle of Minneapolis” that (as is the way of media circles in insecure places) launched itself right onto the forefront of the Twin Cities social media scene. And, with good reason, the article re-kindled conversations about racial disparities that have been going on for […]

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Chart showing warming temperatures relative to average over 20th century

Chart of the Day: Annual Global Temperature Anomaly relative to a Base Average

From a blogger that devotes their life to debunking climate denial comes this chart… If you’re younger than 30, you’ve never experienced a month in which the average surface temperature of the Earth was below average. […] The variability we observe in surface temperature comes primarily from understood patterns of weather. Many have heard of El […]

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Chart of the Day: Per Capita VMT over Time by State

Typically, we see LOS and VMT charts done nationally. Here, you can compare how these rates changed  by state: The Washington Post piece has a bunch of other charts on VMT vs. GDP which make for some interesting food for thoughts. Here’s the takeaway: Over the 2000s, 30 other states in this data no longer […]

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Podcast #82 – The Minnesota Transportation Picture with Scott Dibble

The podcast this week is a conversation with Scott Dibble, who represents Minnesota Senate District 61 covering southwest Minneapolis. For the last ten years, Senator Dibble has been a leading voice in Minnesota conversations around two key issues; the first is the equal rights movement round sexual orientation, where Dibble sponsored the gay marriage legislation […]

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Map Monday: All US Trunk Highways ADT

Here’s an ambitious online mapping project that combines OpenStreetMap with something called the “latest Highway Performance Monitoring System (HPMS) national highway dataset provided by the Federal Highway Administration.” Basically, it’s all the US highways in the country, shaded by AADT (average daily traffic). Kind of cool to see, and you get a real sense of […]

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