Anatomy of a Proposed Urban Railway: Royalston

Continuing our look at the proposed SWLRT station locations within Minneapolis (which may soon expand to other lines), let’s take a look at the proposed Royalston station. But first, please remember where we’ve already been. The area around Van White is largely empty, but ripe for redevelopment. Penn Avenue is in a park under a freeway […]

Anatomy of a Proposed Urban Railway: Penn Station

Continuing with my series of poor photographs of the landscape around the proposed Minneapolis SWLRT stations, let’s take a closer look at the Penn Avenue station. To briefly review where we’ve already been, the Van White station is 100% pure redevelopment potential. There’s nothing there now, but there is definite room to build new things, […]

Sunday Summary – June 15, 2014

In the news: The Green Line officially opened yesterday and the short video Green Line Transforms U of M Campus shows how the new light rail connects the U to the city. Other transit options this week include Reconnecting the Grid: Royalston / Downtown / Loring Park builds on Anatomy of a Proposed Urban Railway: […]

Reconnecting the Grid: Royalston / Downtown / Loring Park

In today’s installment of Anatomy of a Proposed Urban Railway, Adam Miller takes a close look at the Royalston station area. Just to the south of this station area is an area of land isolated from its surroundings, but which has the potential to be a prime link between Royalston, North Loop, Loring Park, Downtown, […]

Sunday Summary – May 25, 2014

Streets.mn has a new Events Calendar for upcoming land use and transportation happenings such as presentations on particular projects, interesting speakers, open streets events and more. You can submit upcoming events, too. In the News Department: In case you missed it, the Super Bowl will be coming to Minneapolis in 2018.  Less well-publicized than the winning […]

Sunday Summary – May 18, 2014

Now that I’ve summarized the week’s news on streets.mn, I’m going outside: In the news – Gil Penalosa and rethinking walking/cycling: Gil Penalosa finished up a Placemaking Residency in the Twin Cities recently and his work with Ciclovia and 8-80 Cities sparked a couple of posts this week: Preach it, Ciclovia and Signal Priorities Should Signal […]