Archive | November, 2014

Sustainable City Logistics in ʼs-Hertogenbosch

Hat tip to Walker Angell for pointing me to this very interesting video about limiting the number of trucks accessing dense central cities, from Bicycle Dutch. Every year the proud 140,000 inhabitants of ʼs-Hertogenbosch (aka Den Bosch) welcome around 5 million visitors. Every week 5,000 lorries and vans enter the city center to get all […]

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Take Me to the River

May 27, 2014 West End, Lowertown, Downtown 13.5 miles The saying “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know” is cliché but often true. Case in point is tonight’s ride to Lambert’s Landing in Lowertown. My friend, Rob Krause, has a brother who is a deckhand on the Mississippi River towboat the Neil N. […]

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Odd: Downtown East Station Blanketed in Ads Aimed at Suburban Drivers

If you hang around the Downtown East/ex-Metrodome Station for a few minutes while waiting for the train, you might begin to notice the advertising saturating the platform . It’s hard to miss, in part because it’s literally on every flat thing, and in part because it’s so incongruous, because it’s all about cars and suburban life. It […]

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Chart of the Day: Homeownership Over Even More Time

Bill Lindeke’s Chart of the Day from Thursday about changing homeownership rates shows what are indeed significant changes in the last decade in homeownership rates. For an even longer-term perspective, we can turn to IPUMS data from the American census. A question on homeownership has been asked in every census since 1900, with the exception […]

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Bicycle Deaths on the Rise Nationally, But Not in Minnesota

Originally published October 28th, 2014, on Rick Kupchella’s Bring Me the News. As more cyclists take to the roads nationwide, the number of fatalities has also increased sharply, except in Minnesota, where they’ve actually dropped. A Governors Highway Safety Association report released Monday tracked bicycle deaths from 2010 to 2012 – the most recent data available […]

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Sunday Summary – November 2

Want great streets? Vote. Vote for candidates who will look at the evidence for safer streets, walkable places, bikeable cities and allocate your tax dollars to build better streets. Voting is even easier this year with Free Metro Transit on Election Day, November 4th, 2014  required by state law this year (but only this year; […]

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