Author Archive | Bill Lindeke

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Art in Alleys Bike Tour this Saturday at Noon

Join alley aficionado and public art guide Christian Huelsman on a bike ride to look at public art in Minneapolis alleys, all through the neighborhoods of Seward and Longfellow in South Minneapolis. streets.mn is proud to co-sponsor this event with Christian Huelsman, whose peerless passion for alleys will surely be contagious. Here’s some info from […]

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Six Reasons Scooters are Good and One Reason They’re Not

So I’ve been riding scooters around lately for science. You know, to learn stuff. I don’t know what is is about the scooters, but I’ve been extra curious about them, even more than other transportation trends like UberBlack or pogo stick sharing. Maybe it’s the fact that random conversations I have with random people about […]

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Map Monday: Minnesota Changes to Median Age

Via peerless local cartographer Scott Shaffer’s Twitter feed, here are some maps showing the median age of Minnesotans by county. Here’s the fascinating 2010 map:   And here’s the map showing how median ages have changed from 1980 to 2010. As you can see, there are distinct patterns when it comes to the metro area […]

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You Are Invited to the streets.mn Summer Picnic on Saturday July 13th

Please save the date for July 13th! We’re having our annual summer picnic at Boom Island Park, on a former Mississippi River island in the shadow of Downtown Minneapolis. Come and meet the streets.mn community writers, readers, and board members IRL. We’ll have a frisbee. What: a fun summer picnic When: Saturday July 13th, 11:30am […]

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Map Monday: Saint Paul Climate Vulnerability

Here’s a map from Saint Paul’s draft Climate Action Plan, which is out right now for comment. It shows a composite of vulnerability to poor air quality, extreme heat, and flooding, as well as some other social factors that vary by neighborhood. Here’s the overall big picture for the city:   The plan has the […]

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Podcast #124 – Saint Paul’s Ward One with Liz De La Torre

Today I’m bringing you a conversation with Liz De La Torre, who is running for City Council in Saint Paul’s Ward 1. I sat down with Liz a while back at the Heritage Tea House on University Avenue to talk about her campaign, her background working as a advocate for victims of domestic violence, and […]

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Saint Paul Should Copy Seattle’s Downtown Bike Lane

Apologies in advance for all the terrible metaphors in this post. They are like going for a walk to the park but having a jalapeño cheddar Corn Nut stuck in your shoe. Anyway. The point is that Downtown Saint Paul has been a black hole for bicycling for so long that it’s hard to imagine […]

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Map Monday: Saint Paul Prioritized for Pedestrian Investment

If all goes according to plan, Saint Paul’s first ever Pedestrian Plan is set to for passage this month. It’s a large document that tries to look at how the city can improve infrastructure and the environment for people walking around. (See also the podcast about this plan.) The plan has a few interesting maps, […]

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Chart of the Day: Housing Unit Growth v. Population Growth

Someone (apologies for I forget who) Tweeted out this report from the Met Council called simply “We Still Need More Housing” the other day. It’s got some great charts in it. Here are three of them. Keep in mind that this is all metro-wide data. For example, check out this chart, comparing MSP to other […]

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