Placemakers

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Kunstler Cast

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A C Line electric bus is parked below one of two rapid chargers at Brooklyn Center Transit Center on opening day, June 8, 2019. As of this writing, the overhead chargers are not working as some parts are delayed. The chargers are expected to begin working this coming week. In the meantime, operators assigned to a run with an electric bus are still expected to dock below a charger as if the chargers work. Photo: Henry Pan

[…] is parked below one of two rapid chargers at Brooklyn Center Transit Center on opening day, June 8, 2019. As of this writing, the overhead chargers are not working as some parts are delayed. The chargers are expected to begin working this coming week. In the meantime, operators assigned to a run with an […]

Inverted pyramid of Complete Streets mode prioritization

Minneapolis is at a Crossroads with New Public Works Director Appointment

[…] must be at the forefront of reshaping the department’s culture,  working cooperatively with neighborhoods, and transforming city streets to make them safe, accessible and friendly to people, not just cars.
Minneapolis is at a crossroads moment in history. The Public Works Director appointment is a legacy opportunity to expand upon the work that has already […]

Bike/Walk to Work Day

[…] five miles of their workplace, making bicycling a feasible and fun way to get to work. With increased interest in healthy, sustainable and economic transportation options, it’s not surprising that, from 2000 to 2011, the number of bicycle commuters in the U.S. grew by more than 47 percent.
Hundreds of American communities have been successful […]

Vehicular Cycling: If It Worked, It Wouldn’t Work

Part I – Promote Vehicular Cycling. Really? Part II – Who Wants Vehicular Cycling? National Bike Challenge Update: Fledgling team streets.mn is in 59th place in MN, MNDOT is 61st and BikeMN is in 32nd. Team streets.mn is open to all. More info here. Terminology: Given some comments two weeks ago, I thought a quick […]

Teal bicycle with snowy bike path, and Wabasha bridge in the distance

International Winter Bike to Work Day 2019

Friday, February 8th: a great day to enjoy some winter bicycling with people around the world. It’s International Winter Bike to Work Day! Arrive at work with some snowflakes on your coat, frozen eyelashes, and enjoy bicycle benefits like: Climate-friendly living Does bike commuting impact your carbon footprint? And how much?  by Frances Stevenson Mindfulness:  Moving meditation: […]

Bike to Work Day is Coming!

[…] that can help! streets.mn writers have written more than once about bike commuting. Whether it’s your first bike commute or your 750th, here are some great articles for you!

How to Bike to Work: A Beginner’s Guide — This 2018 article gets you rolling well beyond Bike to Work Day to make it a regular […]

Bike to Work Day: A Content Retrospective

[…] to Work Day. Are you ready?
streets.mn writers have written more than once about bike commuting, and we think their content is a great place to start prepping for Friday.

How to Bike to Work: A Beginner’s Guide
A new classic by Ian Young, published just this month, it delivers on that title. Start here!
My Barriers to […]

Chart of the Day: US Cities by Percent of Population Biking to Work

US Census: Percentage of people commuting to work by bike, for US cities with population greater than 100,000 persons. Credit: US Census Bureau.
More information (and high resolution image) at https://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2016/cb16-tps96.html https://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/visualizations/2016/comm/cb16-tps96_bike2work.jpg Chart showing the percentage of residents commuting to work by bike for US cities with population greater than 100,000 […]