Long time streets people will remember that we ran a best of 2012 series.
Last Year’s Posts:
2012 Best Opportunity to Do Something Useful: Dinkytown Trench
2012 Best Current Muliti-Million Dollar Public Works Project: Central Corridor LRT
2012 Best Late 20th/Early 21st Century New Urbanist Simulacrum of Main Street: Excelsior and Grand
2012 Best Mid-Late 20th Century Enclosed Shopping Mall: Mall of America
2012 Best Surviving 19th/Early 20th Century “Main Street” in a Former Railroad/Interurban Town: Stillwater
- 2012 Best Pedestrian Shopping Street: Hennepin Avenue
We are looking for a new set of topics this year. Please use the comments to identify what you think should be the 2013 “Best of” categories. At the end of this week, the editors of Streets.MN will take that list, refine it using only the best non-GMO chemicals, and produce a set of categories on which we will take nominations. At the beginning of December we will have a vote, and at the end of December, reveal with much fanfare, what are, in fact, the best things of 2013.
Best opportunity to start over/do something great
Best neighborhood business node
Best redevelopment of an old building
Best Minneapolis / St. Paul neighborhood for young families
Most exotic local bus route.
Best development moratorium.
Best NIMBY group/effort.
Seriously, best door/entrance.
Best new pedestrian-friendly development.
best boondoggle. best politician. best public works decision. best campaign stunt. best new development. best sidewalk café. best civic booster. best technobabble obfuscation.
Best bicycling bridge
Best carshare program
Best taproom or brewpub
Best bicycle boulevard
Best bus route for people watching
Transitless street most deserving of transit
Best pedestrian crossing
Best proposed multi-million dollar public works project
Best commuter bikeway
Best Sports Venue
Best Rural Trail
Best Riparian Corridor
There is a few. I think that these could be a good way for writers to do some investigation and inquiry to push this beyond the obvious answers.
Local music: Best (or top 5/10) local transportation related songs.
Perhaps this one is too obvious, but since no one has suggested it yet: Best Streets.MN post. But perhaps that should be a separate thing, and it should definitely be at least a Top 5 (with honorable mentions) or Top 10.
Best land use/transportation related online film.