This Friday — Virtual Happy Hour: Crosswalks History AND Freeway History


Thanks to Ken Avidor for the illustration.


We’re having another Zoom Happy Hour this Friday, from 5pm to 7pm.


All will be revealed.

Our featured guest this week will be Board Member Hannah Pritchard, who is going to share her expertise in traffic engineering by giving a short presentation on how jaywalking was invented, how crosswalks were created and a less-than-stellar study from the 1970s that coined the term that’s in common use today.

Mark your calendar and look forward to that! Thanks to Glen Johnson for hosting.

You can log on here:

“See” you then!

UPDATE: We’ve added another guest speaker! Noted freeway history guru and author of the nation’s best website chronicling US freeway history, Adam Froehlig, is also going to share a presentation of some of his freeway history trove at 7pm. Don’t miss it.

Bill Lindeke

About Bill Lindeke

Pronouns: he/him

Bill Lindeke has writing blogging about sidewalks and cities since 2005, ever since he read Jane Jacobs. He is a lecturer in Urban Studies at the University of Minnesota Geography Department, the Cityscape columnist at Minnpost, and has written multiple books on local urban history. He was born in Minneapolis, but has spent most of his time in St Paul. Check out Twitter @BillLindeke or on Facebook.