Podcast #32 – Talking Walking with Members of the Minneapolis Pedestrian Advisory Committee

mpls icy sidewalk

An icy sidewalk in Minneapolis.

The podcast this week is a conversation with two members of the Minneapolis Pedestrian Advisory Committee, Scott Engel and Peter Janelle. The Pedestrian Advisory Committee, or PAC, is one of the city’s citizen committees, and the PAC advises city staff and elected officials on how to improve walking in the city.

Scott, Peter, I sat down a little while back at Gigi’s Café in South Minneapolis, which was a bit busy and noisy, I’m sorry to say. We chatted about the challenges of walking in Minneapolis, why its necessary to think about walking holistically, and some of the progress they’ve made in the last few years.

The link to the audio is here. Subscribe to the complete quesadilla on the feed.

Bill Lindeke

About Bill Lindeke

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Bill Lindeke has writing blogging about sidewalks and cities since 2005, ever since he read Jane Jacobs. He is a lecturer in Urban Studies at the University of Minnesota Geography Department, the Cityscape columnist at Minnpost, and has written multiple books on local urban history. He was born in Minneapolis, but has spent most of his time in St Paul. Check out Twitter @BillLindeke or on Facebook.