Other Ways to Give to @streetsmn

So, like every other worthy non-profit in Minnesota, we’ve had our hand stretched out, with a plea for your dollars today. We’ve reminded you of all the great content we publish. We’ve even made references to bollards on Twitter. But maybe you find all this begging for cash a little distasteful, even though you love […]

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Five Reasons to Give to the Max: The Posts You Read to the Max

Happy Give to the Max Day! We’ve already given you a glimpse into what your financial donation means to us at streets.mn — a wholly volunteer-led, volunteer-edited and volunteer-written web site. But, when it comes to it, you’re here because we publish such great content. Think about the posts you’ve read this year. Any of […]

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Almost Killed – Twice

What direction do you suppose the drivers in the green Kia and dark plum taxi above are looking (and encouraged to look based on road design)? As almost everywhere in the US, they are legally allowed to turn right on red. They are likely in at least somewhat of a hurry and would prefer to […]

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Sunday Summary – November 12, 2017

This past week was election day bringing new mayors to Minneapolis and Saint Paul, plus some shuffling of the Minneapolis Council and Park Board. Here at streets.mn, we’re looking forward to seeing how new policy-makers will work to change the urban landscape; we’re also looking forward to encouraging you to write about what you see […]

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North Central Diamond Lake

The Diamond Lake neighborhood is in Minneapolis’s southernmost tier, running generally from 55th Street East to 62nd Street East. The west-to-east extent of the neighborhood is even greater than the seven blocks it stretches from north to south. The western border is Interstate 35W and the eastern border is generally Cedar Avenue. That makes for […]

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The view toward Downtown Saint Paul from near the top of the Walnut Street Steps.

Below THE Summit

October 10, 2015 12 Miles; Summit-University, Crocus Hill This ride wasn’t long in terms of mileage but it covered substantial amounts of local history and altitude. The front of 744 Ashland, built as the Temple of Aaron Synagogue, and now apartments. This is the rather unusual entrance to the apartment building at 744 Ashland Avenue […]

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A History of Bicycle Helmets and a Study of Bicycle Helmet use in Minnesota

A History of Bicycle Helmets Advocacy for wearing bicycle  helmets is almost as old as bicycles themselves. In the 1880s bicycle clubs began to advocate for the use of helmets. Eventually racers began to use helmets, first leather pith-type helmets, then leather ring-type “hairnet” helmets, but helmets were unknown in non-race bicycling. First modern helmets […]

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I Voted

Hooray, Hooray, it’s Election Day

Today, November 7, 2017 is election day throughout the state. The Minneapolis and St. Paul elections are notable because they include mayoral races and a variety of other posts, such as city council and parks board in Minneapolis. You can review the streets.mn election coverage for the city elections at this handy link: https://streets.mn/category/2017-voter-guide/ You can […]

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Sunday Summary – November 5, 2017

By the time you’re reading this, your devices should tell you Daylight Savings Time has ended and perhaps you’ve reset the non-internet devices. It’s also Guy Fawkes Day, an observance of no relevance for Minnesota, but it could be an excuse for fireworks anyway. Election day is this Tuesday, November 7, 2017 and so listening […]

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Minneapolis themed artwork by Kevin Cannon

Sunday Summary – October 29, 2017

We Want You to Join the streets.mn Board! Yes, we do want you if you care about urban issues, transportation and land use in Minnesota (folks outside the Metro are encouraged to apply), are willing to roll up your sleeves with our 100% volunteer organization, and are interested in helping streets.mn raise its voice in suburban […]

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