Author Archive | David Levinson

Are streets too inviting to cars? | mpr

Streets.mn’s Bill Lindeke appears on MPR’s Midmorning discussing (audio at link): Are streets too inviting to cars? It’s been only weeks since the streets of the Twin Cities were buried in hard-packed snow, with parking limited to one side and intersections made hazardous by icy surfaces and obstructed sight lines. Now, with the streets mostly […]

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Annual Rail Shipments in Minnesota (in Millions of Tons)

Chart of the Day – Rail Shipments

Today’s Chart of the Day concerns freight rail (and may explain performance issues with passenger rail) Source: MnDOT  Annual Transportation Performance Report 2012 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.

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Annual Port Shipment Tonnage (in millions of tons)

Chart of the Day – Port Shipments

Today’s Chart of the Day – Port Shipments on Lake Superior and the Rivers Source: MnDOT  Annual Transportation Performance Report 2012 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.

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Ownership by share of centerline miles and by share of vehicle-miles traveled.

Chart of the Day – System Ownership

Today’s Chart of the Day looks at system ownership of the state’s road network by miles of road and miles of travel.     Source: MnDOT  Annual Transportation Performance Report 2012 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, […]

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Percent of state highway system with "Poor" ride quality

Chart of the Day – Ride Quality

Today’s Chart of the Day deals with Ride Quality, the Good, the Poor, and the Ugly (well, the Good and the Poor anyway).   Source: MnDOT  Annual Transportation Performance Report 2012 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, […]

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Horace Cleveland's Map of Minneapolis (1883) (via http://minneapolisparkhistory.com)

Diagonals

The street pattern in and around Minneapolis is very grid-like, with a few exceptions, mostly due to natural barriers. Yet there remain four major routes that clearly disrupt the 90 degree grid by providing movement in the 45-degree direction for an extended distance. These are now major highways, with generally limited access but with periodic […]

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