Today’s chart of the day is the second in a series. Although Ramsey and Hennepin counties have far fewer lane miles per capita, they appear to make far more productive use out of each mile. This chart shows lane miles per $100 million of estimated market value of assessed property. This data comes from MNDOT and […]
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You may have heard that the Metropolitan Council delayed their decision on the new Transportation Policy Plan in the face of criticism from the five suburban counties. These counties are concerned about the lack of investment in suburban highways, among other issues. This chart shows how many total lane miles of roads each county has […]
The podcast this week is a conversation with Russ Stark, the City Council member for Saint Paul’s Fourth Ward, which covers the Northwest stretch of the city from Hamline-Midway to St. Anthony Park. In addition to being on the city council, Russ Stark represents Saint Paul on the Met Council Transportation Advisory Board (TAB), a rather […]
Last week, I wrote about the theatrical five-county meeting and whether or not the suburban counties’ claims to injustice had any merit. You’re welcome to pore over the suburban manifesto for yourself, or read my asinine translation. And over at Minnpost, I wrote about about how the normally opaque political wrangling over regional transportation investments […]
The Metropolitan Council held a public hearing tonight on their draft Transportation Policy Plan. If you care about transit or transportation issues in the region, you should comment (you can do so through October 1). Here are four comments I have on the plan: Our urban areas are significantly underserved by this plan. Even under the “increased […]
This video, from the Metropolitan Council, reviews the region’s water supply challenges and potential solutions. 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.
In the land of 10,000 lakes, we have a water shortage. According to the Metropolitan Council: “With more than 70 percent of the region’s water supply coming out of the ground, we are mining our groundwater and sending it downstream at the expense of our water supply, natural amenities, quality of life and economy. It’s […]