MnDOT’s Smith Avenue Bridge Project

The Minnesota Department of Transportation is currently finishing the planning process for re-decking the Smith Avenue Bridge over the Mississippi River in Saint Paul. As part of this 2018 project, they are also repaving Smith Avenue, from Grand Avenue all the way south to Interstate 494. The Smith Avenue Bridge, also known as “The High […]

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Winter Biking Goes to the Dogs

In honor of International Winter Bike To Work Day on February 10th, state agencies within Lafayette Park hosted a “Winter Bike to Work” panel. Set to inspire fellow colleagues to consider biking in the winter time, three panelists provided tips and suggestions on how to bike safely and have fun biking in the winter.  The […]

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Biking Mama: An Interview

I sat down with Sarah Tschida and her daughter, Willa, to talk about her role on the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition’s board, her experience of biking as a parent, and how we can support new parents and encourage them to bike with their kids.  Biking in Mpls: Tell me a little about how you got into biking. […]

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B is for Bancroft, where Bread was Bought

Editor’s Note: Max Hailperin is walking each of Minneapolis’ 87 neighborhoods, in alphabetical order. He chronicles his adventures at  allofminneapolis.com and we’re sharing them here at streets.mn, at a pace of one or two walks per week. The largely residential Bancroft neighborhood in southern Minneapolis’s Powderhorn community extends from East 38th Street to East 42nd Street […]

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Sunday Summary – February 12, 2017

This week perhaps you can take your Valentine for a walk (see a couple of options below or more here) or revisit some of our older posts about What I Love About Minnesota.  We are also still looking for people who love us; the deadline for submitting an application to join the streets.mn board is […]

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Western Audubon Park

Editor’s Note: Max Hailperin is walking each of Minneapolis’ 87 neighborhoods, in alphabetical order. He chronicles his adventures at  allofminneapolis.com and we’re sharing them here at streets.mn, at a pace of one or two walks per week. I returned to the western portion of the Audubon Park neighborhood (west of Johnson Street NE) to walk all […]

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Eastern Audubon Park

Editor’s Note: Max Hailperin is walking each of Minneapolis’ 87 neighborhoods, in alphabetical order. He chronicles his adventures at  allofminneapolis.com and we’re sharing them here at streets.mn, at a pace of one or two walks per week. Having scanned essentially the entire Audubon Park neighborhood on my first day there by using the east-west avenues, I […]

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Minneapolis-St. Paul’s Smart City Transformation

Last October, Transportation for America (T4A) and Sidewalk Labs unveiled a collaborative project where 16 cities would work together to confront urban mobility and advance the idea of smart cities. Some of the cities involved, such as Seattle, San Francisco, and Denver, have long been recognized as leaders in smart city initiatives. Minneapolis-St. Paul also […]

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Sunday Summary – February 5, 2017

Welcome to February! First, the streets.mn board is extending an invitation to all our readers to consider nominating themselves to Join the streets.mn Board. For the first time, the board decided to move beyond tapping its own networks to asking the people who read our site to volunteer to help run the organization, too. In this […]

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The Audubon Park Neighborhood: A First Pass

Editor’s Note: Max Hailperin is walking each of Minneapolis’ 87 neighborhoods, in alphabetical order. He chronicles his adventures at  allofminneapolis.com and we’re sharing them here at streets.mn, at a pace of one or two walks per week.  Confirming my faith that alphabetical order would introduce geographical diversity, I went from one of the most southwesterly neighborhoods […]

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Mosaic mural of people walking on a trail

Minneapolis: A City for Walkers

Co-written by Janelle Nivens and Sarah Tschida Cross-posted on Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition On a recent Friday morning, 30 people attended “Minneapolis, a City for Walkers? A Conversation About Prioritizing Pedestrians” at The Turtle Bread Company in south Minneapolis. Hosted by Minneapolis Council Member Elizabeth Glidden (Ward 8), this program featured guest speakers Robin Hutcheson, Minneapolis […]

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Hennepin Avenue: A Case Study for Minneapolis’ Complete Streets Policy

The City of Minneapolis is planning to reconstruct a relatively short section of Hennepin Avenue between West Lake Street and 36th St West in 2018. The northernmost block of the project passes through the core of the Uptown Business district, flanked by regional and local shopping and dining options most people recognize – the wonderful […]

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Simple Urbanism – So Elusive

At first blush, the new Harriet’s Inn at 40th Street and Lyndale Avenue in south Minneapolis is a nice addition to the city and its urban fabric. Jucy Lucy’s on the menu, Polygamy on a nitro tap, kids eat free on Tuesdays, what could go wrong!? Furthermore, the building has an attractive brick facade, big […]

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My Penn-Ultimate Day in Armatage

Editor’s Note: Max Hailperin is walking each of Minneapolis’ 87 neighborhoods, in alphabetical order. He chronicles his adventures at  allofminneapolis.com and we’re sharing them here at streets.mn, at a pace of one or two walks per week. Today’s post combines Max’s two final days in Armatage. I had thought I might spend three days walking the […]

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Join the streets.mn Board

streets.mn is seeking applicants to join the board of directors. streets.mn thinks transportation and land use news and information in Minnesota can be done better. We explore the pressing issues facing our cities, towns, neighborhoods and the places in between. We are a non-profit organization seeking dedicated board members to help the organization grow and […]

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It’s Crossing the Street, Stupid

First off, apologies for the insult. The title is of course a riff on the famous 90s political truism, “it’s the economy, stupid.” It’s amazing to me how easily we forget this little fact. Facilitating safe easy street crossings should be “job one” for any urban street design, and yet so many of our streets […]

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