Author: Alicia Valenti

Alicia Valenti

Alicia is the chair of the 2021 streets.mn board. A transplant to the Twin Cities who works on small and large transit projects across the Midwest, she likes to write for streets.mn about bikes, winter and fun things to do on transit.

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Give to the Max 2019!

Help streets.mn continue its work and keep getting better every day! Our Give to the Max 2019 fundraiser is live now. Thank you for your continued support!  

streets.mn Board Priorities Survey

Hello! As the end of 2019 draws near, the streets.mn board is reflecting on our goals for 2019 and looking forward to the work ahead of us in 2020. If you’re interested in offering your feedback on the work we’ve done this year and how we can improve next year, please take a few minutes […]

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3 Ideas to Create Better Summer Cities

Summer’s recent resurgence has bummed me out since I’m not exactly a fan of hot weather, but the bright side is that it means this post (which I procrastinated on writing for about two months) can be published and still be somewhat timely even as the first signs of autumn appear. As global warming continues […]

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Post-a-Palooza – Thursday, August 22!

Do you have an idea for a post that you’ve been sitting on for a while but haven’t brought yourself to actually write, or maybe a half-written post that you’re not sure how to finish? Have you wanted to write for streets.mn but aren’t quite sure what to write about? Join streets.mn contributors for a […]

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Transit-Oriented Dating: Snelling-Midway

If you’re an urban planner or someone curious about the field, you’ve probably heard of transit-oriented development (TOD). It’s an important consideration for transitway projects like Metro Transit’s Green Line and Blue Line, but probably isn’t of much interest to most people. Several other TODs may have more appeal, such as Tangerine-Orange Daiquiris, Tacos on […]

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Tips for Biking in Bad Weather: Summer Edition

The recent smattering of afternoon thunderstorms has served as a reminder that even at the high point of summer in Minnesota, outdoor activities are beholden to the whims of Mother Nature. Being prepared for the weather makes life a whole lot easier when you have places to be (though I recommend against biking during severe […]

Flash Summer Membership Drive!

Happy summer, streets.mn readers! As the Membership Chair for the 2019 streets.mn Board of Directors, I’m excited to announce that we’re running a flash membership drive as we approach the annual picnic at Boom Island Park this Saturday. (Haven’t heard of it? Click here to learn more.) If you become a member or renew your […]