Archive | September, 2018

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Sunday Summary – September 30, 2018

It’s the end of September and the beginning of a new week. Here’s the past week on streets.mn. Winter is coming The Winter of Minnesota’s Transportation Discontent by Chris Moseng looks at Minneapolis 2040 and comments about getting around in the winter saying, “It is not unthinkable that people might want to engage in active, non-car transportation in the […]

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Walking All the Streets of Western Holland

The Holland neighborhood is centrally located within Northeast Minneapolis. Indeed, of 13 neighborhoods in Northeast, Holland and Logan Park are the only two that are surrounded entirely by other Northeast neighborhoods. As shown by the blue tint in the route map, its western, northern, and eastern borders are University, 27th, and Central Avenues, and its […]

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Nicollet Island: Seeing the Forest for the Trees

ometimes people ask if I am bummed to not win last year’s Minneapolis Park & Rec Board race and my answer is always a resounding No. Five seats flipped and my Big Ideas won, along with a new majority ready to implement the same goals. A personal favorite, the Triangle Improvement Plan, was fully and […]

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The Winter of Minnesota’s Transportation Discontent

  I was reviewing the comments to the Draft Minneapolis Comprehensive Plan, and I came across an unexpected theme: That’s a weird and surprising notion. I didn’t expect to come across someone who’d suggest a popular form of winter transportation and recreation was not feasible in the winter. I continued reading… Whaaat? Well, maybe this […]

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Businesses and Community Along Nicollet Open Streets Minneapolis

One thing I look forward to when going to Open Streets events is to look at local businesses and community involvement along the routes. Open Streets Minneapolis – Nicollet is amongst my favorite. On a single lane street that’s usually too dangerous for drivers to view anything other than the road, these local businesses are […]

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Building a Better Frost Avenue

While I was reading through September’s issue of “Maplewood Living”, a monthly municipal newsletter, something stuck out in the proposed 2019-2023 Capital Improvement Plan being considered by Maplewood’s City Council. Next year, in 2019, Maplewood will be implementing the “Gladstone Area Phase 3 Improvements”, including reconstructing Frost Ave from English St to White Bear Ave. […]

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Chart of the Day: Mobile Homes as Percentage of Housing, US States

Here’s a chart via Jason Segedy’s blog that shows manufactured homes as a percentage of housing in each state. Here’s the chart, with Minnesota marked:   Segedy writes about some patterns: One of the things that affects the overall age of housing in any given location is the percentage of mobile homes in the mix.  […]

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Minneapolis 2040 Opposition: A Look At The Signs

High property wealth and homeownership is the connecting thread among those strongly opposed to the Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan. The Strib recently reported on rumors that city planners will scale back on the nationally heralded plan to legalize fourplexes citywide. The new plan could instead allow for triplexes everywhere. This, among other compromises, shifts the […]

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National Links: A Car Free Paris

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: Hennepin Minus Minneapolis: Income Less Than $50K

Last week I posted the first in the series of Hennepin Minus Minneapolis: Density of People of Color. Today in the series of maps I’m highlighting Three Rivers Park District’s map showing the demographics of Hennepin County’s residents with annual income under $50,000 per acre. To remind you, these maps are from Three River’s Visitor […]

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