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National Links: The High Cost of Driving

Looking toward a sustainable future? Look internationally, to Indonesia’s decision to move its capital from a sinking city, Helsink’s plans to build underground and Toronto’s ambitious subway line

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Last Chance for Hennepin Ave S Reconstruction Comments!

It’s Hennepin Week here on streets.mn and I am here to remind you that your voice does, in fact, matter! The deadline for comments on Hennepin Reconstruction is 1/28 (that’s today!), and we need everyone who cares about building better and safer streets to submit a comment! We know the voices complaining about car storage […]

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Don’t Be Fooled: Requests to “Delay” the Hennepin Ave Reconstruction Is Really Just a Way to Stop It

Requests to delay the Hennepin Ave S reconstruction are a ploy to have the project lose its federal funding, thereby stopping it.

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Classic Articles

The Cold Never Bothered Me Anyway: Embracing Winter Biking

In 2020, I turned away from my car and became a bike commuter. In 2021, I’m tackling my first winter as a biker, and I’m doing it by riding every day in January. Flurries whistle past me, only a cotton mask standing between my face and the biting wind.  Through the blowing snow I take […]

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A Lukewarm Defense of Lakeville

Your author has spent a good deal of time in Lakeville. My wife grew up there, and it’s where my in-laws still live. In fact, our family of four lived there for a summer in between selling and buying a house. My father-in-law runs a small business there, and I’ve even spent a number of […]

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Map Monday: 494 Corridor Land Uses, 1953-76

Here’s a fun historical map showing how land use changed during the boom time heyday of the I-494 strip on the south edge of the Twin Cities. It’s from a chapter out of a book called “The Geography of Urban Transportation,” edited by Susan Hanson and Genevieve Giuliano. The chapter, by Peter O. Muller, is […]

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