Archive | March, 2015

Cyclist Compliance at Red Lights in Minneapolis

Watching a cyclist fly through a red light while we wait idling in our car, on our feet or on our own bikes is frustrating. Such a brash move in the face of society causes us to lambast the enforcement of the legal system, we criticize their parents’ child rearing skills, and start attributing recklessness to […]

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Getting to the Green Line: Seen through the Lens of a Wheelchair User

No, I’m not in a wheelchair, but I’ve spent time walking alongside people who are, as we tested out walking and rolling routes to a couple of the Green Line stations. For me, and others who walk every day, the wheelchair user’s view offers a new lens that focuses on the challenges facing people who […]

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Roll With Us Transit Challenge: March 1-7, 2015

This might be of interest in the streets.mn community, particularly given the controversies associated with whether elected and appointed officials should and do use of the modes they are supposed to manage. Organized by a coalition of local advocacy groups, the “Roll With Us Transit Challenge” will be an excellent illustration of where transit works well, and where […]

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The Pedestrian Treatment

With Minneapolis getting its first Woonerf, we can start to think about reallocating road space more seriously. Over the years, many writers on streets.mn have suggested a number of potential ideas in the Twin Cities for pedestrian treatment. While the radicals among us may want to ban cars altogether (at least in cities), the realistic among us […]

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Podcast #84 – All About Arts Districts with Brenda Kayzar

The podcast this week is a conversation with Brenda Kayzar, a professor of Geography at the University of Minnesota who researches urban real estate, housing, and the role of artists in urban economies. We sat down the other day to talk about the history and future of “arts districts” in the US, particularly the northeast Minneapolis […]

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Sunday Summary – March 1, 2015

It’s March, that month when the snowplows are still working, but construction season is on the horizon. Here’s all the news from streets.mn with posts which plow deep into issues, clear up confusion, and try to build better conversations on the way to better cities. Think about adding your voice to this effort by writing […]

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