Archive | May, 2014

National Bike Challenge

Do you like a challenge? Or just want to show some support for streets.mn and have some fun? The League of American Bicyclists (LAB) is running the National Bike Challenge through the end of September. And there is, as of today, a streets.mn team! The primary purpose is to get people out riding their bicycles […]

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MOVE BACK: A Casual Guide to Regular Bus Usage

Hi, I’m Nick Magrino, you may remember me from such streets.mn self-help posts as “Simple Suggestions for Grant Street” and “We Need to Stop the Southwest Corridor.” In our fledging metropolitan area, Superbowls are plentiful but high-quality transit options can be hard to come by (see above). However, there are all sorts of ways to […]

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METRO Green Line Time Lapse: Lowertown St. Paul to Target Field

MetroTransitMN shares: Take a ride on the METRO Green Line as it travels from St. Paul’s Lowertown to the new Target Field Station in Minneapolis. Front and rear view footage shot with GoPro cameras mounted to the body of a new Siemens S70 light-rail vehicle during a test run of the METRO Green Line. The […]

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West 29th Street as a Pedestrian Destination

  The city of Minneapolis has set aside $350,000 towards studying the possibility of reconstructing Uptown’s West 29th street as a pedestrian-only boulevard. Uptown is a tough combination of pedestrian-scale storefronts and speedy auto thoroughfares, so a pedestrian connection that’s being compared to High Line Park could be the necessary cream filling for a truly stellar […]

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Predictions for Super Bowl 2018

I predict the Packers will win, prompting the biggest riot the city has ever seen! No, seriously, I support hosting the 2018 Super Bowl in Minnesota. After all, we need to start paying off our billion-dollar, publicly financed stadium that was supposed to be paid for with non-existent gaming revenues. Looking at the behavior of […]

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Sunday Summary – May 25, 2014

Streets.mn has a new Events Calendar for upcoming land use and transportation happenings such as presentations on particular projects, interesting speakers, open streets events and more. You can submit upcoming events, too. In the News Department: In case you missed it, the Super Bowl will be coming to Minneapolis in 2018.  Less well-publicized than the winning […]

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Sunday Sketch, Memorial Day Edition – Cemeteries

It’s Memorial Day weekend and many of us are going to spend some time paying our respects in a cemetery. Cemeteries are quiet sanctuaries in the urban jungle and good places to sketch. However, cemeteries are not public parks. There are rules, so it may be a good idea to call ahead and ask what they […]

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Jeremy Messersmith – Light Rail live @ First Ave

A catchy pop tune about Light Rail transit in Minneapolis. Uploaded on Oct 20, 2009 Jeremy Messersmith – Light Rail live @ First Ave. Shot by Ryan Bouchey, Matthew Gane, Bryant Locher and Gus Watkins. Edited by Ryan Bouchey and David J Rector of Shoot First Productions.

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Super Bowl Bid Bust: Why Are We Destroying The Yard With The Pole Building?

You may have seen the artist renderings.  The drawings lay out a vision for The Yard, the planned four-acre urban park adjacent to the mammoth new Vikings Stadium.  In the winter versions, the park is shown populated by happy, hearty Minnesota families  skating, admiring ice sculptures, making snow angels and generally laughing in the face […]

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Removing the Cedar Ave Bridge: Now Is The Time

Back in 2012, Reuben Collins wrote about the the Cedar Ave bridge over Lake Nokomis, “a clear example of a roadway that went over when it should have gone around.” Fast forward to 2014, and there’s a revision underway to the Park Board’s master plan for Nokomis Hiawatha Regional Park (well, everything except Hiawatha Golf Course, which Bill […]

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