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The Disability Community is “Making Strides” Toward Better Transit Access

The recently released Making Strides 2014 Accessibility Survey provides a wealth of data about the challenges faced by members of the disability community as they seek to access the Green Line. The report also makes clear why it’s so important to make sure that people with disabilities can get to the station safely and easily. Background data drawn from Minnesota Compass research […]

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Sunday Summary – March 22, 2015

Don’t just sit there – participate! You Too Can Write for streets.mn! by checking our updated writer’s page or, to learn quite a lot about topics and our sense of humor before submitting anything, Here’s Your streets.m(ad)n(ess) Bracket and you can play in the streets.m(ad)n(ess) Round 1 – Play-in Games until 8 pm today. But first, read the week’s […]

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Chart of the Day: City of Minneapolis Parking Benefit Costs

Here’s an interesting chart…like many private employers, the City of Minneapolis offers appointed employees a choice of transportation benefits: a Metropass, good for unlimited trips on public transit, or contract parking within a block or two of their offices. Appointed employees are the 160 or so City staff who make up its non-elected leadership–people like […]

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How One Legislator Makes Transit Work in a Busy Schedule

After David Levinson posted his article–Roll with Us Transit Challenge: March 1-7, 2015–about the campaign to get state legislators to ride transit for a week, I e-mailed a few legislators to encourage them to participate in the challenge. Although I knew the House members I contacted were likely supporters of building out and maintaining a robust […]

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Sunday Summary – February 22, 2015

We had a pretty light week here on streets.mn, but here it all is: Quick look department Streets.mn is curiously devoid of Charts of the Day this week, but we do have a couple of highly visual offerings.  The Miracle of Two Minneapolises in Prenatal Care maps the inequality in access to high-quality prenatal care. Minneapolis: An […]

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Transportation Day at the State Capitol

Another big transportation event is happening this week in the Minnesota State Capitol. Sponsored and organized by Transit for Livable Communities and Move MN, Thursday, February 12 is Transportation Day of Action. The main event of the day will be a march from the National Guard Armory (600 Cedar Street) to the State Capitol. Supporters can […]

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A Twin Cities Paving Moratorium

Last Wednesday (February 4)  I attended a public presentation by Ramsey County engineers for a proposed redesign of the Randolph and Lexington Avenue intersection. They are proposing to spend a million and a half dollars to purchase four properties on the northeast corner of the intersection and bulldoze them to make space for a dedicated […]

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Increased Transit Funding Can Save You Money

The legislature is buzzing with transportation funding proposals. The Republican plan proposes no new revenue streams while the DFL plan contains a variety of tax and fee increases to pay for system fixes and expansion. One point of contention is the DFL’s proposed one percent metro area sales tax to raise money for transit. Republicans […]

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