Archive | August, 2018

National Links: Cars Behaving Badly

Every day at The Overhead Wire 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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Map Monday: Cycle Tracks from Minneapolis, 1896

Via the collections of the Minnesota Historical Society comes this map of the principal cycle runs out of Minneapolis in 1896. It is taken from the Minneapolis Times. It is available for purchase as a reprint from MNHS, but beware its current accuracy or safety.

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A Minneapolis 2040 Conversation Guide for National Night Out

What is National Night Out? National Night Out  is an annual block party on the first Tuesday of August. This year, National Night Out is August 7th.  It’s an opportunity to meet your neighbors, share a meal, and discuss neighborhood issues. Use this event to let your neighbors know that you support the 2040 Comprehensive […]

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Sunday Summary – August 5, 2018

Announcing streets.mn’s new Mission and Core Values: To foster positive connections and inclusive conversations about better places in Minnesota As Bill Lindeke said in this intro to the new Mission, “Throughout the process of coming up with the mission, we uncovered a larger conversation about the shared values that tie together the writers, readers, commenters, […]

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The Story of Rice Park

Through provident circumstances, Rice Park has been able to maintain the whole of its land and its remarkable features while its surrounding buildings have maintained their handsome architectural solidity, preserving strong edges to the park. In this aspect, these stalwart edges meet architectural historian Christopher Alexander’s statement, in his book A Pattern Language, that “The […]

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Walking All the Streets of Eastern Harrison

Unlike the largely residential western half of Harrison, the eastern half of the neighborhood includes a substantial proportion of warehousing and light industry. But really it has a bit of everything, making for an interesting walk. Looking at the route map, you can see that the longest of the red forward-and-back spurs protrudes well beyond the […]

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Biking Through a Circus

On Sunday my children and I were meeting friends at Minnehaha Park and then planned to stop for ice cream and some book shopping in Highland Village. It is only a nine mile round trip and parking at Minnehaha Park is difficult so we decided to ride our bicycles. My six-year old rode on the […]

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The Most Important Things I Learned Working For A Bicycle & Pedestrian Advocacy Organization

[A variation of this blog first appeared on the Our Streets Minneapolis blog.] I spent the last year of my life working for Our Streets Minneapolis, a bicycle and pedestrian advocacy organization, as part of a year-long service program called Lutheran Volunteer Corps. I went into Our Streets as a casual biker who had never […]

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Announcing streets.mn’s new Mission and Core Values

Friends of streets.mn, good news! The streets.mn Board of Directors is excited to share with you our new Mission and Values. As an organization, we’ve had the same mission since our inception. There are many reasons that the Board felt it was time for an update. Among them is that we wanted to make sure our […]

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Take the Crosswalk to Nowhere While You Still Can

  Over the years people in Minneapolis and Saint Paul have dubbed several dubious landmarks “Bridge to Nowhere” and “Skyway to Nowhere.” As fashionable nicknames and features of the cityscape, they come and go. But one such landmark has quietly persisted for decades: Minneapolis’s Crosswalk to Nowhere. You find it at the intersection of Main […]

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