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Author Archive | David Levinson
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.
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 […]
From the Accessibility Observatory‘s new report: Access Across America: Transit 2014. This map uses transit data from January 2014, so is pre-Green Line. A report on the effect of the Green Line on Transit Accessibility will be out soon. Full disclosure, I am a co-author on the report with Andrew Owen. Streets.mn is a non-profit […]
These images show very little change on the main Mall of the University of Minnesota campus. Coffman still looks down at Northrup in the distance. There is a tree in the middle, so the landscape is slightly less formal. Some new buildings have been built at the edge of the Mall and Washington. Washington is deeper entrenched. […]
Soon enough it will be Winter. Again a landscape covered with white powdery snow will reveal where travelers want to go. The first figure is an aerial shot of the former environment around the McNamara Alumni Center on the University of Minnesota campus. The second figure is in front of (behind) McNamara . Though there is […]
You may have seen our tweet that on September 7, streets.mn surpassed a total of one million page views. streets.mn just surpassed 1 million hits since we launched in January of 2012. Thanks everyone! — streets.mn (@StreetsMN) September 8, 2014 Surely the value of each page view, which is on the order of a couple […]
The development at the intersection of Franklin and Lyndale Avenues in Minneapolis has gotten a lot of attention, but primarily because of buildings proposed at the corners, to replace under-developed buildings at this highly accessible, emerging locale. The intersection itself has gotten little consideration. It is an at-grade 4-way traffic signal. However, Franklin Avenue finds itself in a valley at […]
“Minneapolis is the largest CBD in the United States without a subway.” I don’t know if that claim is true, or relevant, but it very well might be, since by some measures it has the fifth densest CBD in the US. More to the point, there is no CBD in the US that has more […]
Local inventor Nick Musachio has patented a concept called “Always Green Traffic Control”. I have mentioned it before. The short version is that traffic signals are fixed timed. The cars (and in the case of the Green Line: trains) are made aware of the speed needed to travel at to catch the green (through a […]