Author Archive | Bill Lindeke

Chart of the Day: Bottineau Light Rail Cost Increases

Courtesy of Minnpost and the Met Council, here’s a pie chart showing the ballooning costs for the planned “Bottineau” LRT line going Northwest out of downtown Minneapolis. (It’s also known as the “blue line extension.”) A recent Met Council report raised the projected price tag from $1 to $1.5 billion, which is a lot. Here’s […]

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Chart of the Day: CO2 Emissions vs. Cycling Modeshare

Here’s a chart from a recent study by the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP), a big International thinktank, about the relationship between CO2 emissions and bicycling modeshare (i.e. the percentage of people who use one mode of travel vs. another). They ran two scenarios about how urban bicycling could affect greenhouse gas emission. […]

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Map Monday: Treaty Lands of the Upper Midwest

Here’s a good map from a recently launched web project called The Ways, which explores the history of Native American nations, treaties, cultures and stories, put together by some folks in Wisconsin. Check out this historic map of treaty rights: Here’s the description of treaty negotiations from the site: Beginning in the early nineteenth century, […]

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Chart of the Day: Why are People of Color Interested in Bicycling?

Here’s a chart from a survey and report recently released by Cycles for Change, a Twin Cities’ bicycle empowerment group, showing how people of color perceive bicycling in Minneapolis and Saint Paul. Here’s one of the survey questions: The report’s author (and former podcast guest), Melody Hoffman, describes her methods on her blog: During the community conversations, […]

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Chart of the Day: Duluth Population over Time

Here’s a chart from Perfect Duluth Day, my favorite website about the Zenith City, showing the population from 1860 to the most recent census:   Even more than the Twin Cities, Duluth was a real boom town. It’s crazy to imagine what living there must have been like when the population was growing exponentially. The population peaked in […]

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