Monthly Archives: June 2015

Koochella Rising

Koochella Rising

A women’s track cycling team forms to take the Minneapolis velodrome by storm.

What if We Upzoned All of Minneapolis Tomorrow?

You are traveling through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land of imagination. Next stop, the Thought Experiment Zone! A few months back I made the case that Minneapolis’ zoning code keeps us from building the type small-scale infill most people say they want (I’m […]

Map Monday: US Top “Millennial Influx” Metros

Here’s a map of cities that have the highest rates of “Millennial influx” according to Bloomberg: The theme of the article is that Millennials are moving West, and that sometimes they even stop in the Twin Cities and decide it’s far enough. (Warning: Article quotes Richard Florida!) Here’s the main idea: Cities in the West and Southwest […]

The Soccer Stadium Should Pay Taxes

A belated congratulations to our local soccer team for gaining admission into Major League Soccer. The Minnesota United FC are one of twelve professional sports teams based in the Twin Cities: Minnesota Twins Minnesota Vikings Minnesota Timberwolves Minnesota Wild St. Paul Saints Minnesota Lynx Minnesota Vixen Minnesota Swarm* Minnesota Machine Minnesota United FC** Minnesota Lady […]

Whose Roads? Not Yours!

A federal judge’s decision on a Wisconsin road project has shined a spotlight on the distorted ways people view “their” roads. On May 22, the U.S. Eastern District Court ruled that WisDOT didn’t adequately explain traffic projections or account for updated demographic data when deciding to expand Highway 23 to four lanes between Fond du […]

Metro Transit Rolls Out Vastly Improved Bus Stop Signs

Not too long after finding the “on” switch to the Nextrip signs at light rail stations, Metro Transit has begun a pilot program rolling out much improved bus stop signage in the Twin Cities. The pilot, funded by grant money leftover from the expansion of a Brooklyn Park park-and-ride, involves stops in North Minneapolis and […]