Archive | November, 2013

Lowertown Parking Challenge (video)

Originally published on Mar 4, 2013 [As seen on www.Streets.MN] – One of our writers, Nate Hood, attempts to park on Mears Park in Lowertown, St. Paul on Monday thru Thursday evenings. The song playing is Nighttiming (West Coast) by Coconut Records. Here’s the YouTube video: http://youtu.be/mTzEp4CeWT8

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A City-owned apartment development at the southwest corner of Marshall and Victoria.

The Marshall Plan

Summit-University, Ramsey Hill, Cathedral Hill August 17, 2013 13.7 miles My August 17th ride of nearly 14 miles focused upon portions of the Summit-University, Ramsey Hill and Cathedral Hill neighborhoods. Here are my reflections on the first portion of the ride. Marshall Avenue from Chatsworth eastward is one of the most mottled thoroughfares I’ve ridden […]

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Minneapolis Port Authority: Agent Bond-Issue

Today’s Star Tribune confirms the plan brought to light a week ago, that the City of Minneapolis is summoning a hibernating secret agent with bond-issuing superpowers to issue $65 million in debt to support the Ryan project. The Star Tribune (which, of course, will benefit handsomely from the sale of four blocks of Downtown East real […]

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Remember When Block E Was a Success?

There has been a lot of coverage of Block E lately, given the recent announcement of renovations and new tenants. It is way too early to really comment, but I hope the current owners add some doors and windows to better engage the street. In the meantime, in case you missed it, Bill Lindeke wrote yesterday an excellent piece about […]

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Then & Now: Cedar and 5th

More photos from the Borchert Aerial Map Archive at the University of Minnesota, this one a bit closer to the actual archive itself. The West Bank neighborhood of Minneapolis fascinates me because you can find so many different eras of the city juxtaposed with each other. Here’s one of those: the old intersection of 5th […]

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Learning from Bologna’s (Italy) off-street network: tolerance, safety, thanks

The characteristics of a city’s off-street cycling network vary widely by culture. Expectations are adjusted accordingly. The most progressive cycling communities in the U.S. have set  high standards for what they consider to be suitable bicycle facilities. Many towns avoid paths that track along sharp turns (i.e., 90 angles), swerve around trees, mix with transit […]

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Embarrassed by the Bus

Several weekends ago, there was a streets.mn Board Meeting on the East Side of St. Paul. Deep, deep on the East Side of St. Paul. I took a Route 17 bus from my neighborhood into Downtown Minneapolis, transferred to a Route 94 bus to Downtown St. Paul, transferred to the Route 74 bus to my […]

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The Future of Block E

Today, Streets.MN’s very own William Lindeke — board member, writer-wrangler, and geographer — was featured on MPR’s Morning Circuit to discuss the future of Block E and the new vision for its use. His appearance is summed up on the MPR site. But Bill’s had a lot to say about Block E right here on […]

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Minneapolis should “pull out” of the County’s plans for Minnehaha

Just like with contraception, the pull-out method doesn’t work for transit. When a bus is required to exit a through lane to make a stop, then to reenter the through lane, there is inherent delay in the additional movement required. Then more delay when the bus has to yield to vehicles in the through lane […]

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