Author Archive | Hannah Pritchard

Front porch with two red chairs

My Front Porch and Why I Love It – Volume 1

A front porch wasn’t necessarily on the “must have” list for our house when we were shopping in 2015. But, as we looked into housing, it moved further and further up the list. The house we bought has a full length porch on the front. It is long and it is DEEP. It’s about 12 […]

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The streets.mn Summer Picnic is July 15!

If my math is right, this year’s picnic will be our fourth annual. In an unusual show of organization, we are announcing this event six weeks ahead of time! Come celebrate everything we’ve accomplished since last summer (oooh, a new comment policy). Critical info is: Saturday. July 15 Boom Island Park, Shelter B Picnic – 3:00pm […]

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Calling all writers! You’re invited to the workshop next Saturday!

streets.mn is calling all writers – current writers and streets.mn readers who think they’d like to write for streets.mn (or might like to or have thought about it even just a little bit). Please come to the 3rd Writers Workshop on Saturday, March 25th from 11:30 am -2:30 pm in Room 445 in Blegen Hall […]

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Why streets.mn Matters to Me

Tomorrow, November 17, 2016, is Give to the Max day, and streets.mn is one of the many organizations that generous Minnesotans can support with their donations. If you don’t want to wait, you can actually schedule a gift today that will “count” for tomorrow. Click here to donate now. Now that the ask is out of […]

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Franklin Ave Bridge

APBP and streets.mn Joint Event – October 19th

As you are probably aware, the Franklin Avenue Bridge is finally open to all users! Early reviews have been very positive. The county is hosting an opening celebration, which is on our handy events calendar* – here! streets.mn Event! But wait -there’s more – streets.mn is teaming with the Minnesota chapter of APBP (which stands for the mouthful: Association […]

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The Parking Ramp: As Minnesotan as Hot Dish

The other day it was hotter than it should ever be in Minneapolis, and I needed my car for work. I drove downtown and parked in Ramp C to keep it out of the sun. Otherwise, I could have prepared a tater tot hot dish inside my car by the time I got back. This experience […]

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The Traffic Engineering Case for Three Lanes on 3rd Avenue

There has been a lot of discussion about the number of travel lanes needed on 3rd Avenue South lately (click here, or here). The Transportation and Public Works committee was presented with a four-lane design for the section south of 8th Street last week, and sent the matter on to City Council with “no recommendation.” […]

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The Saga of the Stop Sign at 14th and Fremont

Saturday afternoon–as far as I can remember, the stop sign is standing. Sunday–it started innocently enough, someone hit the stop sign at the corner of North 14th Avenue and Fremont Avenue North over night, and yours truly took this picture. “Think it’s the result of distracted walking?”, my transportation-nerd friends chuckled politely. (In hindsight, someone called […]

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Musings on Route 7

We recently moved to North Minneapolis from Detroit, Michigan (via a one-year stint in Northeast Minneapolis), and as a result, I am now a semi-regular rider of Route 7 for my daily commute. Compared to the 10 in Northeast, it’s a bit of a sleepy route, with only a 30 minute headway, and rarely is […]

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