Author Archive | Julie Kosbab

Festivus 2018: Triplexes For the Rest Of Us!

Tomorrow is Festivus! Join us in honoring this celebration with appropriate decor and activities. The Festivus Pole We shall start the observance with a pole. While the traditional Festivus pole is aluminum, we feel that a proper Festivus pole for 2018 is the aluminum posts that hold up yard signs, no matter how ridiculous the […]

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Cars Don’t Hit Pedestrians, Drivers Do

This past week, several people were injured or killed in traffic collisions. The English language was also savaged by media organizations reporting on the incidents. Pioneer Press: “Minnesota pedestrians, age 71 and 83, killed in separate incidents Wednesday” It’s not just a headline, it’s a lede: “Authorities have identified two women who were killed in […]

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Map Monday: Transit Oriented Development Public Parcels Map

Via the Met Council comes this interactive map of transit-oriented public parcels that can be developed. It allows you to search and view publicly owned parcels of land within 1/2 mile of select existing and planned transit facilities. The parcel dataset used for this map was derived from the MetroGIS Regional Parcel Dataset, and is the result […]

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Minnesota Sunset, Winter

Support streets.mn: Give to the Max Day & More!

Winter is coming. So is Give to the Max Day, which will take place Thursday, November 15, 2018. We realize that Give to the Max Day is really noisy on social media, so we thought we’d lay out our case early here: streets.mn is a 501(c)3 non-profit, fully registered with state and federal tax authorities. Your […]

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Chart of the Day: Minneapolis Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Citywide Activities

Via the City of Minneapolis, here is a chart of greenhouse gas emissions from citywide activities. Greenhouse gas emissions decreased 3.1% in 2016 compared to the 2015. Increases in emissions from natural gas consumption, solid waste, and wastewater were offset by decreases in emissions from electricity consumption and on-road transportation. The City adopted goals in […]

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Everyone’s 2040 Plan Sucks

There have been a lot of posts about the Minneapolis 2040 Comp Plan, including many, many public hearings in which YIMBYs and NIMBYs stand up and fight for more housing, or less housing, or neighborhood character. Every city in the Met Council is supposed to have a 2040 plan. Meanwhile, we are all frogs in […]

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Trick or Treat! streets.mn Turns 7!

Zero score and seven years ago, the @streetsmn Twitter account was created, an anniversary we think is cooler than the Halloween blizzard: Today is the 7th anniversary of @StreetsMN on Twitter. We think @natehoodstp or @trnsprtst are to blame. pic.twitter.com/OkYszohQJn — streets.mn 🛴🚴🚌🚃🛶 (@StreetsMN) October 31, 2018 And the first posts on streets.mn were published […]

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Top Twin Cities Urbanist Halloween Costumes for 2018!

Halloween is still the best urbanist holiday. Last year, we offered up five exciting Halloween costume ideas for Twin Cities urbanists who were ready to party. Perhaps yours won the costume contest or the admiration of your friends and neighbors? Perhaps you have made new friends this year and can reuse last year’s options. But […]

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Map Monday: Teardowns in Minneapolis, 2013

Via Lisa Bender on Twitter comes this map from a 2013 CPED report to the city about permitted demolitions and residential unit development in 2013: Yellow represent demolition and rebuild. Orange represent new buildings on vacant lots. Red X indicates a demolition without subsequent permit to develop. MSPaint circle is via Ms. Bender.

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Bonus Friday Map: Minnesota Fall Foliage

Trees are pretty great, so we thought we’d share a bonus map this week. Via the Minnesota DNR, here is the current status of fall color in the state of Minnesota:   , There is a lot of orange going on in that map, which represents nice leaves to look at! Consider this your streets.mn […]

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