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Transpo Convo: What’s Important on the Way to School

Growing up, I learned the Sesame Street song “Who are the People in your Neighborhood?” Living on a farm, my neighborhood looked quite a bit different from Sesame Street. Now that I live in a denser location, I take advantage of the surrounding amenities, as does my family. One luxury that they have that I […]

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Transpo Convo with Mohamed

Welcome to the very first Transpo Convo!  This is a brand new ongoing series in which I interview people about their transportation use.  In this first installment I share a few highlights from my conversation with Mohamed F., where we gab about bike lanes, transit pricing, and what Metro Transit could learn about rider experience from Nairobi’s matatu culture. […]

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Transpo Convo with Bill

Transpo Convo is an ongoing series in which I interview people about their transportation use.  This second installment features highlights from my conversation with Bill D., in which we chat about icy winter riding, revamping roads for greater cycling infrastructure, and how to build effective cycling advocacy. Bill and I talked bikes, bikes, and […]

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Transpo Convo: Seeking the Best Holiday Light Displays

One Friday night, my family and I had the luck of catching the Holiday bus. As we rode, we noticed other holiday lights and decorations along the route. It reminded me of my father driving us around when I was a child, looking at the beautifully decorated houses during this season. Holiday Bus   I […]

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Transpo Convo: Strolling a Quiet Neighborhood in a Changing Urban Area

  Central Baptist Community Garden in Merriam Park is one of many ways the church brings the community together. The other day I was walking around a northern Merriam Park grid. I focused on roughly 6 blocks that are bordered by Snelling Ave., Saint Anthony Ave., Pierce St., and University Ave. My purpose was unrelated […]

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Transpo Convo: Kristen Biking With Her Son

  Kristen is a health care employee who cares deeply about community health and fitness.  She wants to set a good example for her family.  She has a bicycle trailer she often uses to transport her 14 month old son to daycare and other destinations. “Safety is my biggest concern.  There really aren’t helmets for […]