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Winter Cycling & Winter Cycling Congress 2015

If you happen to be free the 10-12 of February and would like to head to The Netherlands for a bit there is a great conference that will be happening in Leeuwarden. Winter Cycling Congress 2015 This is the third congress focused specifically on bicycling during the winter. The three day conference features speakers from […]

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Start Seeing CCTVs

I watch a lot of detective television programs, and lately I’ve been noting more cameras watching me as I watch TV. For example, I will watch Law and Order in a pinch, but thanks to online streaming I have become enamored of British shows and have developed a fondness for Danish, Swedish and French police procedurals. I […]

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Sunday Summary – January 11, 2015

The holiday lull is over and normal traffic has resumed here on streets.mn.  As you drive through the week, here are some places to exit for critique, complaint, challenge and  fun. Building for bikes Things We Build Even Though Use May Be Seasonal works to undermine the common justification for not building bike lanes by agreeing […]

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Sunday Summary – January 4, 2015

Welcome to the first Sunday Summary of the New Year!  Streets.mn writers are still in a holiday lull, so traffic is light and you can speed to your destination. Looking back Most-Read streets.mn Posts of 2014 (Expanded Edition) looks at the numbers and the most read post last year was In Defense of the Dinkytown ‘Riots’ written in […]

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Sunday Summary – December 14, 2014

Here’s the week on streets.mn rolled out and carefully cut into seasonal shapes for pre-holiday nibbling. Conversation was particularly lively here on streets.mn this week with more posts provoking more comments; more comments are more than welcome. Holidazzle Market Two seasonal posts this week consider the Minneapolis Holiday Market at Holidazzle Village, the Minneapolis Downtown Council’s […]

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Let’s Fix What We Can on the Red Line

While I would love to berate the Red Line for bad planning/engineering with an “offline” station, making pedestrians as unwelcome as possible or the general confusion of why the metro needed the line, but let’s try to be positive and constructive instead.  Here are some easy and rather cheap improvements to the Red Line that […]

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