Author Archive | Julie Kosbab

Growth by Designation

Chart of the Day: Metro Population Growth 2010-2017

The Metropolitan Council reports net growth of the metropolitan area of 8% in the years between 2010 and 2017, with the greatest growth occurring in “Urban Center communities” — Minneapolis and Saint Paul and the region’s oldest suburbs. Growth in these areas has accounted for one-third of the region’s population growth since 2010. Growth by […]

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Bike to Work Day: A Content Retrospective

May 18 is Bike to Work Day. Are you ready? streets.mn writers have written more than once about bike commuting, and we think their content is a great place to start prepping for Friday. How to Bike to Work: A Beginner’s Guide A new classic by Ian Young, published just this month, it delivers on […]

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school bus

Helmets Shouldn’t Be A Question in the Snelling-Summit Bike Fatality

(Also published on Ride Boldly) Yesterday, in St. Paul, a cyclist was killed when hit by a school bus. The accident happened at Snelling and Summit, which is a complex intersection involving service roads. You can get a sense of it from this Google map: The cyclist was headed westbound, straight, per witnesses. The bus […]

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Sunday Summary – May 6, 2018

…that fantastic moment when you wake up on a beautiful Sunday morning and remember that you promised Betsey you’d write this week’s Sunday Summary and forgot. Without further ado, here’s last week on streets.mn: Events: Everyone is invited to a series of Jane’s Walks in St. Paul,  inspired by the ideas and legacy of urbanist Jane […]

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pedestrians on Energy Park Drive

Safe Streets: Narratives of Pedestrian Advocacy

On February 8, streets.mn, in partnership with Nexus Community Partners’ Boards and Commissions Leadership Institute, is hosting a free event — Safe Streets: Narratives of Pedestrian Advocacy. This is an evening of education, and sharing experiences of being a pedestrian. Come hear examples from local advocates and government about how we have or could incorporate the voices and […]

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Minnesota Sunset, Winter

2017: By The Numbers

For fun, we thought we’d share some highlights from the year that has been on streets.mn. Audience Facts: We had more than 250,000 unique visitors to the site. They read, on average, 2.38 pages. We served up more than 1 million pages of content! 35% of our visitors were between ages 25 and 34, with […]

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a bollard

A streets.mn Festivus

Tomorrow is Festivus! In the spirit of the celebration, we thought we’d start a round of Streets Festivus. Play along with us! The Festivus Pole We shall start the observance with a pole. While the traditional Festivus pole is aluminum, we feel that a proper streets Festivus pole for 2017 is a bollard. A bollard, […]

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Minneapolis By Night

A Festive Thanks For the streets.mn Winter Fundraiser!

Tuesday night, we held our Fourth Annual Winter Fundraiser & Festivity, and it was a fabulous night. This year’s edition was held at the A Mill Artist Lofts in the 7th floor party room, which featured an excellent view of downtown and the river. Inside, our special guests Frederick Melo of the Pioneer Press and […]

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Other Ways to Give to @streetsmn

So, like every other worthy non-profit in Minnesota, we’ve had our hand stretched out, with a plea for your dollars today. We’ve reminded you of all the great content we publish. We’ve even made references to bollards on Twitter. But maybe you find all this begging for cash a little distasteful, even though you love […]

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