Archive | May, 2014

Grand Old Day 2014

  The 41st Grand Old Day is tomorrow, Sunday, June 1, 2014. The event runs from eight in the morning until six in the evening on a 2.3 mile stretch of Saint Paul’s Grand Avenue, with Wheeler Avenue at the west end and Dale Street at the east end. Grand Old Day is the Grand […]

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I-35W and Lake Street Intersection – November, 2011

What’s that you say? You’re so bored that you want to watch people (mostly in cars) navigating the I35W and Lake Street intersection? Well go no further, grab a beverage and a seat in front of your screen. While this 10 minute video produced by Short Elliot Hendrickson, Inc. will not be winning any Oscars […]

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Chart of the Day: Flow Rate v. Density (on Freeways)

  This chart comes from Philip Ball’s interesting book Critical Mass, which describes complex non-linear dynamics using real world examples. There’s one fascinating chapter on traffic jams, and I’m going to post a few of the charts from it. For example, the overall volume of a freeway is a combination of speed + density, something that […]

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Bologna’s Cycling Struggles and the Potential to Export Its Intimacy

The 2014 EU BICI series includes: Seville (Spain), Ferrara (Italy), Berlin , Munich (Germany), Zurich (Switzerland), and Cambridge (U.K.). My adopted home-town for the past year, Bologna, has essential ingredients for a world-class cycling success story; it has: a big university[1], flat topography[2], good enough cycling weather for ~9 months of the year[3], the right size for most everything to be within a few […]

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Now you see it…

Since the destruction of the ol’ Metrodome, I’m really enjoying the new views of the University of Minnesota West Bank and Cedar-Riverside neighborhood from downtown east. Here is a view captured by Clint McMahon of the 5th Street light rail tracks in downtown Minneapolis looking east.

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Green Line Travel Time Update

Yesterday evening, I boarded a route 50 bus at Minnesota and 6th Street in downtown Saint Paul at 4:43 p.m. and rode it to the University of Minnesota campus, getting off at Oak Street and Washington Avenue. That was at 5:29 p.m., or 46 minutes after I had boarded in Saint Paul. The bus still […]

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Podcast #63 – Imagining 29th Street with Michael Roden

The podcast this week is a conversation with Michael Roden, a practicing architect who lives in Minneapolis and blogs at WalkBikeBusBlog, about design proposals for 29th Street in South Minneapolis. Michael lives in a new apartment building right next to the Midtown Greenway and 29th Street, and he took me on a tour of the […]

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Then & Now: Downtown Duluth

I just spent the weekend in Duluth, which is a fascinating city for anyone interested in urban design and Minnesota history. Walking along the riverfront always makes me wonder how to better connect the city to the lake. It turns out I’m not the first person to have thought about that topic. The history of how […]

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Map of the Day: West Broadway in Brooklyn Park

The StarTribune reports today that Hennepin County is planning to expand West Broadway (known as Hennepin County State Aid Highway 103 for our traffic engineering readership) which will create a large median for the planned Blue Line extension (Bottineau LRT) to Target North in Brooklyn Park. In a variant of our Chart of the Day […]

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