Archive | November, 2019

Walking All the Streets of Lowry Hill East, Day 1

Only the northern tip of the Lowry Hill East neighborhood is east of Lowry Hill, which may explain why “The Wedge” is the more common name. Certainly it is more descriptive: the neighborhood occupies the wedge-shaped area between Hennepin and Lyndale Avenues north of Lake Street. I began and ultimately ended at the point marked […]

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Top 7 Reasons to Join the streets.mn Board (You Won’t BELIEVE Number 2!)

I joined the streets.mn board in 2016 because I liked the articles I’d read, people seemed to like the couple that I’d put out there, and Bill Lindeke (who is kind of a big deal) called me and asked me to join. I didn’t know much about the history of the organization at the time, […]

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The Edina Public Works Site is a Once in a Generation Opportunity

On my bus ride home each day the bus takes me by the vacant former Edina Public Works site in the Grandview district. I’m not the first to write about this topic – there’s an entire section of the city website dedicated to this parcel of land. Dating back to 2014, the Star Tribune did […]

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It’s a Climate Emergency! Join the streets.mn Board!

I don’t know how I first stumbled across streets.mn, but I have definite memories of losing hours and hours the first few days as I read article after article and jumped into the comments of new and old posts. And I gradually learned more about its reach and its community as I made new friends […]

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National Links: Oregon Cities Push Back on New Zoning Law

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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Lake Street and Excelsior Boulevard Intersection: A Pedestrian’s View, Part 1

The intersection of Lake Street and Excelsior Boulevard at the western edge of Minneapolis, one of the busiest in the entire metro area, is an access point for both city commuters and residents of the West Calhoun and Cedar-Isles-Dean neighborhood, of whom I am one. According to Hennepin County data, roughly 25,000 vehicles pass through […]

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Parking Validation: What If I Don’t Drive?

You’ve probably been offered parking validation, as I have, at restaurants, grocery stores — even the county Human Services office where I receive benefits (while working three jobs and freelancing on the side).  But what if, like me, you don’t have a car? Which of these places will validate your visiting them by riding transit, […]

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Sunday Summary – November 10, 2019

There’s still one more week to apply to Join the streets.mn Board for Better Places in Minnesota. If you want some more information and/or to meet current board members before you apply Come to the streets.mn Happy Hour, Meet Board Members on November 14th at Venn Brewing.  Also mark your calendar for the annual Winter […]

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Safety on Lyndale Avenue is Long Overdue

On October 12th, Ted Ferrara was killed when he was struck by a car while walking across Lyndale Ave at 25th St in my neighborhood. I send condolences to his friends and loved ones. This a tragic event our community has long feared, and that we been working to prevent. Nearly every person who lives […]

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