Important ideas, political edition: Seeing Minneapolis with the NCSL Bipartisan Bike Ride took state legislators for a ride. Let’s hope the bikes-eye view of Minneapolis cycle infrastructure sparks interest in building better bike infrastructure (and appropriating sufficient funds to do it). Writing your state legislators to follow-up on this post is a great (hot) Sunday afternoon activity.
Important ideas, technical edition: Saint Paul’s New Street Design Manual is a detailed (with page number references!) review and analysis of the manual (plus a cartoon).
- Charles, Churches, and Culture – Part 1 is another photo essay showing us another St. Paul bike ride (earlier rides here).
- Open Streets Minneapolis – Sustainable Transportation, Seward Businesses and Even Cute Dogs where at the event in the title, all the other things in the title were on display.
- Videos really take us places like Denmark with Bike Friendly Cities: Copenhagen and Walking, That’s What We Do! in London.
- Charts of the Day this week: Doing the Math on Transit Incentives; Average Gas Prices, Adjusted for Inflation; Average US Fuel Economy since 1975.
- Ranking of the Day: Scary Things, Twin Cities Metropolitan Area, 2014.
Getting out of the Twin Cities (and back again)
- to Main Street – Excelsior (see other Main Streets around MN here) and its streetcar museum
- on A Transit Adventure from Big Lake to Apple Valley (another recent transit adventure to Roseville is here), the comment winner of the week, with discussion about transit generally and the particular services involved in this adventure
- to New Ulm Referendum Passed; Now What? following up on the story about New Ulm’s proposed new edge-of-town high school
- to The Big Show at the MN State Fair is best reached by transit; it’s not quite out of the Twin Cities, but it feels like it.