Calling All Writers! — You’re Invited to the Workshop this Saturday is calling all writers – current writers and readers who think they’d like to write for (or might like to or have thought about it even just a little bit).  Please come to the 2nd Writers Workshop on Saturday, February 27, 2016 from 2-4 pm in Room 155 in Blegen Hall on the University of Minnesota West Bank campus. There will be pizza, too.’s mission is “to expand and enhance the conversation about transportation and land use through research and informed commentary.” We’re looking to our writers (and the people who could be writers – yes, you) to help expand the conversation to include more perspectives and issues, as well as continue conversations already thriving on the site.

The “transportation and land use” mission can include any aspect of how we have or could build, travel, and interact with our environments – from national policy to your neighborhood, from funding streams to fun urbanism, and from policy analysis to first-person stories.

So spend a little time with us and learn how you can contribute at  At the workshop, you can:

Meet editors and board members: The people behind the bylines and will be there to tell you more about who reads, how the editorial process works, and what’s been happening at both the board level and the blog level at We’ll try to answer your questions about, too.

Talk to us: What do you need or want from to help you write? Give us your feedback about the website and how it can evolve. Share anything else you think will help the board carry out the “expand and enhance” mission.

Converse with each other and see what happens.

Questions? You’re interested, but can’t make it to the February 27 Workshop? Take a look at our writers’ page which has some answers, then contact me, Betsey Buckheit (or use the contact form) and we’ll figure things out.


You don’t have to wear a helmet to write for! is a non-profit and is volunteer run. We rely on your support to keep the servers running. If you value what you read, please consider becoming a member.


4 Responses to Calling All Writers! — You’re Invited to the Workshop this Saturday

  1. Wayne February 16, 2016 at 9:27 am #

    No amount of begging for submissions will make this place anything other than an echo chamber as long as you have petty admins that go around deleting people they disagree with. Get your house in order and put your moderators on a leash or they’ll turn this place into a ghost town with the same five people agreeing with each other in the comments on every post.

    • Adam Froehlig
      Adam Froehlig February 16, 2016 at 10:01 am #

      A little bitter, perhaps?

      And also a bit strong. There is plenty of disagreement on this forum that is not deleted.

    • Peter Bajurny February 16, 2016 at 10:19 am #

      Step back, take an introspective look at yourself. Instead of continuously playing the victim, take a look at how you and your message comes across. Look at how people react to your words. Not your ideas, but your words! You act like your viewpoint is some far out minority view in relation to every one here, when in fact you’re well within the Overton window. There are people whose views are far more contemptible than yours whose comments get to stay. Your problem is you come off as a gigantic horses ass every time your hands hit the keyboard.

      Of course you will ignore this message, as you’ve done many times before, and continue thinking you are the victim, when in reality your problems come from within.

  2. David Markle
    David Markle February 16, 2016 at 11:35 am #

    Speaking of helmets, I have a friend who refers to the US Bank Stadium as “The Darth Vader Helmet.”

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