Podcast #56 – Ayd Mill Road 101 with Mike Madden

stp-ayd-mill-closedThe podcast this week is a conversation with Mike Madden, co-founder of the grassroots neighborhood group Neighborhoods First. Our discussion was intended to be a intro course on the Ayd Mill Road, call it AMR 101, all about the history of the road from the 1860s all the way to the 21st century, where the future of the small quasi-freeway has become a hotly debated topic in Saint Paul. Mike has spent almost two decades organizing in Saint Paul to have a say in the future of this road, and we sat down a little while ago at Kelly’s Depot Bar in downtown Saint Paul to go over all the ins and outs.

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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.