Archive | January, 2017

Parking, Parking, Parking

The city of Minneapolis is going to chip seal Bloomington Avenue between Minnehaha Parkway and 54th Street this summer. In conjunction with that project, which already requires re-painting the lines on the street, the city plans to execute its Bike Master Plan to expand our bike facility network by adding buffered bike lanes. As a […]

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National Links: Possible Policies of a New President

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 – January 22, 2017

As noted in last week’s Summary, the streets.mn board met last weekend, but this week, Board Member Dana DeMaster tells more with Board Update: Creating Connection through Membership: “On Saturday, January 14, the streets.mn board of directors met and the main topic on the agenda was how to grow a better membership program. For the board, […]

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Board Update: Creating Connection through Membership

On Saturday, January 14, the streets.mn board of directors met and the main topic on the agenda was how to grow a better membership program. For the board, the first goal of a membership program is to develop a stronger relationship with readers, writers, and other users of streets.mn. The second goal is the fiscal […]

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The Trolley Problem (video)

A neat, short, animated video explaining the trolley problem in the context of autonomous vehicles and military drones. A thought experiment in ethics. Vid for TED Ed → twitter.com/eoinduffy → fb.me/MrEoinDuffy DIRECTED BY Eoin Duffy WRITER Eleanor Nelsen AUDIO David Kamp – davidkamp.co ANIMATION: Eoin Duffy Tyler Morgan Super Dasil Mahesh Hovsepyan Karen Cooper Custom […]

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Urban Design and Grocery Stores

With a grocery store proposed as part of a mixed-use development at 46th and Hiawatha (see the Planning Commission submittal to the Committee of the Whole last week for plans), it is time to review good urban standards for grocery store design. Grocery stores are complicated due to issues of customer access, parking, and truck […]

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School Children Beg Dog Owners: Pick Up The Poop

Dogs–good. That being said, there are *some* dog *owners* in our community who are not. I live in Loring Park, which I like, and there isn’t a ton of open space other than the huge park the neighborhood is named after that nowhere in the neighborhood is more than a few blocks from, hmmm. A […]

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My Top Five Twin Cities Walking Streets and Why

Once you get bitten by the urbanist bug, it’s impossible to stop looking at streets with a critical eye. Wherever I go now, I end up noticing things like curb cuts, corner radii, storefront design, and lane width. I’m always stopping to take pictures. It’s a bit of an addiction. These are things that, once […]

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National Links: Tolling for Trips in Louisville

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 – January 15, 2017

It’s been a very light week for posts, but we have one big picture post and one delightfully detail-filled post. In organizational news, the streets.mn board met for its regular meeting yesterday and we continue to work toward greater transparency and additional ways to engage with you, our readers and members. We’ll be working to […]

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