Let’s expand on Walker’s article about the bone-shaking paths we’re subjected to walking and riding in winter… My question is: if a city has a plowing policy for paths, but not a “bare path” policy, is it worth it to plow the path at all? Streets.mn is a non-profit and is volunteer run. We rely […]
Tear down the skyways? That’s exactly the opposite of what Minneapolis ought to do.
If you’re walking to get somewhere, according to Streets.MN readers, the place to do it is East Hennepin Avenue to SE Main Street through Riverplace in Minneapolis. In the Best Place for Utilitarian Walking category, almost 30% of readers (14 votes out of 48) thought this walk from Hennepin over to the stairs at Riverplace […]
The City of Richfield has all the bones of a good place to walk. It has higher density than any other major suburb. It has a nearly intact urban grid. It has better transit service than any other suburb, and in some regards, better than most of South Minneapolis. But as almost anyone who has […]
Pedestrian actuators call for a pedestrian signal at an intersection which is semi-actuated (where the green-time goes to the mainline except when a vehicle is on the side street, subject to a maximum cycle length and a minimum green time for the side street) or fully-actuated (where the green time is allocated to approaches which […]
I’ve always been impressed by Chicago’s urbanism. Yes, the city of broad shoulders has more awesome old buildings designed by renowned architects than most cities have buildings total, but the fabric of the city impresses me the most. Over the years I’ve spent the most time on the city’s north side, and have found block […]
The Minneapolis City Charter contains this provision: “When satisfied that the applicant is of good moral character and has met the requirements of this chapter, the director of licenses and consumer services shall issue a license to the applicant to engage in the business of street photography, and shall furnish the applicant with a circular […]
Love them? Hate them? Love to hate them? A few views looking up, looking down and looking out of the Minneapolis Skyways. 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.
How would you choose a route for a transit line? It’s a difficult task, particularly in a region as big as the Twin Cities. Developed land stretches out for miles and miles before finally tapering off into farmland or patches of wilderness. Some parts of the region have natural geographic constraints due to rivers and […]
This past summer, my wife and I went to see one of the Walker Art Center’s movies in Loring Park. We took the bus instead of biking because of a recent injury. When we left the park, we walked to pick up the #6 at the south-east corner of the Sculpture Garden. We got to […]