Archive | June, 2019

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Sunday Summary – June 30, 2019

Steamy summery Sunday Summary this week as the heat index threatens to climb above 100.  We’re hoping for sunny but somewhat cooler and drier weather for the annual streets.mn Summer Picnic on Saturday July 13th at Boom Island Park from 11:30 am-2:00 pm. We’d love an RSVP, but we really just want you to come, […]

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Bicycle Commuting and the Friends We Make Along the Way

I regularly wave at a trail-friend or observe an animal-friend in the woods as I bike to work. It’s one of those little things that highlights how different bicycling is compared to driving. I move more slowly, I have the opportunity to see more things, and there’s no windshield to obscure a smile or wave. […]

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National Links: Innovative Bike Projects and Housing Madness

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 D.C. region. […]

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You Are Invited to the streets.mn Summer Picnic on Saturday July 13th

Please save the date for July 13th! We’re having our annual summer picnic at Boom Island Park, on a former Mississippi River island in the shadow of Downtown Minneapolis. Come and meet the streets.mn community writers, readers, and board members IRL. We’ll have a frisbee. What: a fun summer picnic When: Saturday July 13th, 11:30am […]

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Map Monday: Saint Paul Climate Vulnerability

Here’s a map from Saint Paul’s draft Climate Action Plan, which is out right now for comment. It shows a composite of vulnerability to poor air quality, extreme heat, and flooding, as well as some other social factors that vary by neighborhood. Here’s the overall big picture for the city:   The plan has the […]

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Hennepin County to Restripe Park and Portland to Restore Bike Lanes

In an email sent Friday morning, June 21, Hennepin County announced it would be restriping lanes of Park Avenue South (County Road 33) and Portland Avenue South (County Road 35) to restore the buffered bike lanes present before the 35@94 freeway project began. Nicole Salica reported in streets.mn last year on restriping Park and Portland […]

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Sunday Summary – June 23, 2019

Here’s last week on streets.mn with a preponderance of posts on ways to get around past, present, and future. Enjoy! Politics Saint Paul’s City Council election is this Fall.  streets.mn does not endorse candidates, but we do try and bring voters more information. Bill Lindeke introduces his Podcast #124 – Saint Paul’s Ward One with […]

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Walking All the Streets of West-Central Linden Hills

The Linden Hills neighborhood’s residential and retail development has been influenced by everything from the early-20th-century trolley to the latest fashions. And all of that was evident to one degree or another as I walked the west-central portion of the neighborhood. The map shows the route’s main loop in blue, starting and ending at the intersection […]

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Podcast #124 – Saint Paul’s Ward One with Liz De La Torre

Today I’m bringing you a conversation with Liz De La Torre, who is running for City Council in Saint Paul’s Ward 1. I sat down with Liz a while back at the Heritage Tea House on University Avenue to talk about her campaign, her background working as a advocate for victims of domestic violence, and […]

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Review: 2019 Tesla Model 3

Recently, I wrote about the future of mobility and my belief that the future is electric. Last week, I took a test drive of that future, making the pilgrimage to Eden Prairie to try out the latest version of the Tesla Model 3. Before we begin, I was not compensated by Tesla, Toyota, or anybody, […]

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