Archive | November, 2017

Join the streets.mn Board to Keep Moving the Conversation Forward

As Bill Lindeke noted a couple of weeks ago, the streets.mn board needs you to apply to join us! I have served on the board for the last year, after several years of reading, commenting, and contributing. It has been an amazing opportunity to help shape and support an organization I love, and to use […]

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Margaret Street Closure Test Preps for Grand Round

Until recently, whenever I heard the term “grand round” scenic bikeway, I automatically thought about the Minneapolis trail system that goes by a very similar name. I probably heard the term “Saint Paul Grand Round” before I realized it was related to the trail system in Saint Paul that connects Shepard Road, the Mississippi River […]

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Sunday Summary – November 5, 2017

By the time you’re reading this, your devices should tell you Daylight Savings Time has ended and perhaps you’ve reset the non-internet devices. It’s also Guy Fawkes Day, an observance of no relevance for Minnesota, but it could be an excuse for fireworks anyway. Election day is this Tuesday, November 7, 2017 and so listening […]

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Podcast #108: The 2017 Minneapolis Mayoral Forum on Sustainable and Equitable Transportation

The podcast this week is a special one. Just like we did four years ago, streets.mn co-hosted a forum with candidates running to be the mayor of Minneapolis. This is a recording that hour-and a half long conversation, which was moderated by Freddy Bell and featured four candidates for mayor: Raymond Dehn, Jacob Frey, Tom […]

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Traffic and Transit: 1949 vs 2017

Going through some files recently, I came across a City of Minneapolis cordon count from 1948 and 1949. It shows how many people entered and left downtown on a single day in May. I also have a metro-wide traffic study from 1949, which happens to be the year I was born. Among other things, it […]

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Morningside Edina Passes the Trick-or-Treat Walkability Test

How can you tell if a neighborhood is safe, friendly, walkable, & successful? Advocates for great streets & neighborhoods look for clues as to what makes neighborhoods great, so what are some clues? Kids are often used as an “indicator species”–meaning, if kids use it, it must be great–and a common test is the Trick-or-Treat […]

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