Our urban geographer visits Denver and reports back on what’s good, what’s bad and what the Twin Cities can learn from its Western cousin.
Historically, Summit Avenue was more about socializing than speed, a place to “be seen,” to hang out and to converse. Wouldn’t an upgraded off-road bike trail serve that sense of place?
As a new dad, our author is reading lots of baby and toddler books, over and over again. But few promote an urbanist lifestyle that doesn’t rely on large motor vehicles.
I wrote once before about Peter Gorman’s work, Barely Maps, which was inspired by a cross-country circumnavigating bike ride. I finally got a copy of the book and enjoyed it. Here’s his minimalist map of Minneapolis/Saint Paul, about which Gorman writes: “If you zoom in a few miles south of the headwaters of the Mississippi, […]
A St. Paul resident and mother couldn’t stand the sight of cars — and UPS trucks and school buses — breaking the speed limit on a residential street. So she did something about it.
I was doomscrolling Twitter the other day, saw this Tweet from a friend, and laughed a bit too loudly: It reminded me that my favorite thing about my visit to Tokyo last year was the least expected: it’s an eerily quiet city! Wherever I go, I try to put into practice one of my favorite […]
I wrote an article a few years ago for my blog that I rediscovered the other day. It turns out, nothing ever changes because I’ve been thinking a lot recently about the same asinine dynamics of driving in America. For example, “fake engine noise,” which was kind of new five or six years ago, is […]
It’s been way too long since we had a streets.mn picnic! You’re invited to Minnehaha Park (Wabun Picnic Area E, under the big oaks) on Saturday 9/11 for a picnic. Come to discuss the matters of the day: the election, public space, COVID, climate change, the end of parking minimums, new housing and development around […]
It could have happened sooner, but the Ayd Mill Road bike lane and road diet was a start.
Well it’s been way way too long since we had a streets.mn Happy Hour hangout. Let’s get together at Venn Brewing, conveniently located at the junction of the Blue Line and the A Line, in the heart of the new-housing-rich 48th and Minnehaha area of Minneapolis. You throw a rock these days, you’ll hit a […]