Archive | November, 2016

A Grander Rounds Loop and the Regional Bicycle Transportation Network

Matt Eckholm’s recent article introduced the concept of a Twin Cities “Grander Rounds” bikeway loop (“Grander Rounds,” 11-8-16), as a potential “metro-wide bicycle ring road to serve as the cycling equivalent of I-694/494.” This could be a good concept, and in fact, may fit well within the Met Council’s designated Regional Bicycle Transportation Network . […]

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Danger Lurks Around the Corner at Summit Avenue

Editor’s Note: One of the missing voices in bicycle planning in the Twin Cities is college students. This series aims to include the perspectives of a generation that is much less likely than their parents to own vehicles. The authors are Macalester students enrolled in the “Bicycling the Urban Landscape” course. The overarching objective is […]

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An Unlikely Success: The Dismantling of the Northside Greenway

“City rolls back some aspects of Irving Avenue greenway in north Minneapolis” – Minneapolis Star Tribune (11/19/2016) I read the above headline with disappointment. An experimental tactical urbanism project is coming to an end. Or, as the local paper wittingly puts it, “the experimental greenway project for north Minneapolis, it’s not so green anymore.” Early in […]

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20 Reasons Americans are Rediscovering Walking

Following Surgeon General’s prescription, Americans have rediscovered that a simple stroll is good for health, happiness and social harmony. Walking is not just a good idea, it’s a growing movement that can boost our health, happiness, economy and sense of social harmony.  This article outlines 20 signs that walking is picking up speed across America—a […]

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Sunday Summary – November 20, 2016

This past Thursday was Give to the Max Day – thanks to all who gave! Even though Give to the Max DAY is over, two posts this week were written by streets.mn board members telling why they care about streets.mn and they’re worth a read if you would like to consider making a donation: Making streets.mn Even […]

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Made for Walking

In small and mid-sized towns across the United States the daily decisions on design are literally making our health worse.  We need to go back to a system where we designed cities for humans.  Below is a link to my PechaKucha presentation from the Mayo Clinic Transform 2015 Symposium.  

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Making streets.mn Even Better

If you are like me, you have probably been receiving email and social media pleas for weeks to Give the Max to various organizations. Every non-profit that has managed to get my email has sent at least one message asking for money. Well, here’s another. If you are reading this post at all, it likely […]

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Why streets.mn Matters to Me

Tomorrow, November 17, 2016, is Give to the Max day, and streets.mn is one of the many organizations that generous Minnesotans can support with their donations. If you don’t want to wait, you can actually schedule a gift today that will “count” for tomorrow. Click here to donate now. Now that the ask is out of […]

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streets.mn 2016 Fundraiser: Save the Date!

Hello streets.mn community and friends! Since our humble beginnings in 2012, we’ve grown into an organization with over a hundred writers and thousands of readers across the state, region, and nation. Our mission has been to expand the conversation on land use and transportation issues in the Twin Cities and Greater Minnesota, and we hope […]

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Today this eight unit building is called the F. Scott Fitzgerald Row house. Fitzgerald and his parents lived in two different units during their time in Saint Paul.

Saint Paul By Bike: Inside Scottie’s Place

August 26, 2015 Highland Park, Macalester-Groveland, Summit Hill 8.9 miles In his 1934 novel “Tender Is the Night,” F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote, “In any case you mustn’t confuse a single failure with a final defeat.” The oft quoted utterance could be the mantra of the man who purchased and restored 593 Summit Avenue, one of […]

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