Archive | August, 2016

Protected Bikeways Are Happening, and Many Are On Board: A Recap of the East Lake Open Streets Event

Sunday, July 24th, 2016 was East Lake’s energizing and action-packed Open Streets event. A day filled with fun activities dedicated to the community’s unity without the presence of motorized traffic. Numerous aligned streets are blocked off by barricades for roughly six hours to enjoy the rarity of motorized absence. Naturally, Open Streets also brings up […]

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Signs and Symbols

August 12, 2015 12.2 Miles Macalester-Groveland, Lexington-Hamline, Summit-University (Rondo), Summit Hill This sign is a great summary of how I feel about Summer. Except for the fishing part. How I do love summer-the heat, the humidity, the long hours of sunlight and being outside. Just like a boy, I’m out the door as soon as […]

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Car-free College Living

While it is very cool to have a car, a disadvantage of owning a car might be the fact that you will have to drive a lot and in occasions when you don’t want to. A friend of mine in college recently bought his own car and since the news inevitably spread, many people started […]

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The Resurfacing and Restriping of Franklin Avenue SE – A Review

We don’t do enough street reviews on streets.mn. I aim to help rectify that gap. The neighborhood of Prospect Park in Minneapolis has recently experienced the trauma of a road resurfacing. Franklin Avenue SE, which forms the East-West spine through the neighborhood (map), usually connecting old Minneapolis west of the River with St. Paul east has […]

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I’m a Two-Wheeled Mutt and That’s a Good Thing

There’s no better feeling than the open air that whizzes past as you sail down the street on a bicycle. The invigorating energy of the wind produces a sensation that’s impossible to emulate on other forms of transportation. Although this feeling is unique, it’s also universal throughout the varied realm of cycling. Any cyclist can […]

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National Links: Expensive Housing, Rural Internet, and a Stalled Straddling Bus

Every day at The Direct Transfer we collect news about cities and send the links to our email list.  At the end of the week we take some of the most popular stories and post them to Greater Greater Washington, a group blog similar to streets.mn that focuses on urban issues in the DC region.  […]

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Sunday Summary – August 14, 2016

This week on streets.mn, writers look at recent events (US Bank Stadium’s opening event), upcoming discussions (downzoning in the Wedge), and community engagement by the community; these posts continue conversations on streets.mn and we welcome your posts to keep the discussion going. Around the Twin Cities Sam Newberg went to the Chelsea v. AC Milan […]

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U.S. Bank Stadium – A Review

If there is a billion dollar view to be had in Minnesota, it is from the concourse above the lower bowl on the east side of the stadium. There I stood last Wednesday, leaning one of those tall tables that line the concourses, beer in hand, gazing across the immaculate grass field toward the downtown […]

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Rider Requests for Better Bus Stops

At streets.mn, our writers notice bus stops, and we aren’t shy to share our own opinions. On the other hand, we don’t seem to go out and ask other people riding the bus for theirs. Luckily, Metro Transit has found some community engagement funding to hire local community members to do “Better Bus Stops” outreach […]

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National Links: Bike Physics, Moving Downtown, and Universal Design

Every day at The Direct Transfer we collect news about cities and send the links to our email list.  At the end of the week we take some of the most popular stories and post them to Greater Greater Washington, a group blog similar to streets.mn that focuses on urban issues in the DC region.  […]

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