Then & Now: Lyndale and Hennepin

As you all know, the city and Hennepin County are re-paving the intersection of Hennepin and Lyndale by Loring Park and the Walker Art Center. A while ago, I did a “Then & Now” on Loring Park. Today let’s zoom in on the intersection of Hennepin and Lyndale…   The two streets used to […]

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Walking All the Streets of Lyndale, Day 1

The Lyndale neighborhood is named for the Lyndale School, which in turn was named for Lyndale Avenue. The original school was immediately east of the avenue, where Painter Park now is. The avenue was in turn named for William S. King’s Lyndale Farm, but that was to the west of the avenue. The neighborhood runs east from Lyndale […]

Hennepin/Lyndale Reconstruction Project

[…] indication that they should not proceed past that point.   One example of this behavior occurs further south, at this intersection where traffic from 94 can get to Lyndale or Hennepin: While this intersection isn’t perfect either, cars tend to not stray into sidewalks or bike lanes largely due to signal placement and signage.  (Of […]

GIF of the Day: HennepinLyndale Bottleneck Through the Years

[…] with businesses, homes, and people. There was such a time, before the spaghetti bowl, and I have GIF’d it (using maps from this archive). For those susceptible to GIF-induced seizures: They didn’t have spaghetti bowls or GIFs back in 1938. https://streets.mn/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/bottlegif4.gif animated gif of hennepin lyndale bottleneck through the years https://streets.mn/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/1938-2015-500×333.png Hennepin Lyndale Bottleneck 1938-2015

The Evolution of the HennepinLyndale Commons

I gave this presentation to the Lowry Hill Neighborhood Association (LHNA) Annual Meeting in May 2014. Several people requested that it be made available to the general public, so I have created this brief overview for Streets.MN in anticipation of a HennepinLyndale Reconstruction Project Open House Monday August 4th, 2014 at 6:30 PM at the Walker Art Center. Special […]

Hennepin Avenue South: a Road Designed for Cars, Not People

Hennepin Avenue South, between roughly Franklin Avenue and Lake Street, is within the Pedestrian Oriented Overlay district (“PO District”). However, walking along it, you would never know. Hennepin Avenue is a road that prioritizes cars over all other users. With the recent announcement of the Hennepin South (Douglas to Lake) Reconstruction project providing the greatest […]

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Map Monday: Hennepin Minus Minneapolis: Age 60+ Years

To review: my first in the series, Hennepin Minus Minneapolis: Density of People of Color. My second in the series, Hennepin Minus Minneapolis: Income Less Than $50K. I also want to include Three Rivers Park District’s map for their 2030+ vision because it also is a map of Hennepin Minus Minneapolis, but instead of having […]