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We Should Incentivize Alternative Transportation for a More Livable City

More car parking means more business, and taking away parking means taking away profits. Parking brings in customers to stores and downtown areas, and makes it more convenient for people to shop and buy more  when they do. Free parking is guaranteed to promote business, sales and thriving downtowns, despite the overhead costs. But is […]

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Sunday Summary – August 14, 2016

This week on streets.mn, writers look at recent events (US Bank Stadium’s opening event), upcoming discussions (downzoning in the Wedge), and community engagement by the community; these posts continue conversations on streets.mn and we welcome your posts to keep the discussion going. Around the Twin Cities Sam Newberg went to the Chelsea v. AC Milan […]

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Sunday Summary – August 7, 2016

For the first week of August, we have only four posts, but many comments about each. For next week, perhaps someone will write about the first event at US Bank Stadium and how the facility and transportation worked together (or didn’t). Or considering Olympic Games’ land use and transportation issues as the 2016 games open in […]

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Curbing Metro Mobility’s Growth

In order to accommodate riders with disabilities, transit agencies are required to make fixed route vehicles (buses and trains) accessible. They are also required to provide a demand responsive service (dial-a-ride) in the same geographic area and during the same time periods as the fixed route service. In the Twin Cities, that service is largely […]

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Sunday Summary – June 19, 2016

Today is Father’s Day and if you believe the marketing, fathers would like to barbecue, get gifts of neckties and tools and wear something saying “World’s Greatest Dad.” For streets.mn-related Father’s Day gifts, could I suggest taking a ride on the newly opened A Line, biking with kids, or walking around your Dad’s favorite place […]

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Change in number of jobs accessible within 30 minutes by transit available with Metro Transit A-Line

Map Monday: Accessibility Analysis of Metro Transit A-Line BRT

This is a report on some work my colleagues and I have done evaluating accessibility on the soon-to-open Metro Transit A-Line BRT running from Rosedale to the Blue Line in Minneapolis. The line improves speeds on the local bus line through various improvements, most notably all-door boarding. Most notably, it increases frequency and reduces the number of stops. […]

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Sunday Summary – June 12, 2016

Hot, hazy and humid in much of Minnesota this week, so welcome to summer.  Today is also the end of National Fishing and Boating Week with free fishing in Minnesota. Check out the week’s posts, then perhaps you can hit one of Minnesota’s 10,000+ (the DNR reports there are 11,842 lakes 10 acres or larger).  Or […]

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For Detours, the Green Line Needs Much Better Public Information

This Saturday, June 4th, I enjoyed watching Minnesota’s best athletes, the national women’s basketball champion team at the Target Center. The Lynx just won their seventh straight game, 80-63, remaining undefeated this season. Dallas gave them lots of tense moments, with many times being within a handful of points of taking the lead. After the game, […]

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Sunday Summary – June 5, 2016

Welcome to June, Summer, and the past week on streets.mn. We’ve got transit, politics, links, and more, but do we have your voice? If not, you could write for us. Or on June 14, you could come join us for Happy Hour at The Local – we’d love to see you in print or in person. Current […]

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