Author Archive | Matty Lang

Midway Murals

Midway Murals

Hamline Midway resident Jonathan Oppenheimer and Saint Paul City Council President Russ Stark explain the recently completed Midway Murals project in this short video produced by the City of Saint Paul Communications Services.

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The Minnesota State Fair on Speed

No, this isn’t a video about rampant illicit drug use at the great Minnesota get together. It’s a timelapse video shot 6 years ago by Pioneer Press photographer Ben Garvin. I imagine many of the same things are taking place this year as I contemplate the even heavier than usual car traffic passing through my neighborhood […]

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The Death of a Downtown | The St Paul Paid Parking Menace

A satirical movie trailer by Nate Hood in response to Mayor Chris Coleman’s proposal to charge motorists to park their cars on the streets of downtown Saint Paul. Published on Aug 14, 2015 R.I.P Downtown St Paul, if these urbanists get their way!  

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BIKES vs CARS – TRAILER I

Bikes vs. Cars, a new film project from BANANAS! * and Big Boys Gone Bananas! * director Fredrik Gertten. Climate change and the daily stress of being locked up in a car frustrate people more than ever. People in cities around the world take on the bicycle as a Do It Yourself tool for change. […]

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West Saint Paul Mayor Tries to Kill Robert Street Pedestrian Amenities

According to a recent article in the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the reconstruction of Robert Street in West St. Paul is bumping up against some cost overruns. Says newly elected Mayor Dave Meisinger: “So the numbers are increasing and increasing and increasing,” said Meisinger, who was elected in November after campaigning against the ballooning cost […]

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MPLS Bike Capitol

50 Reasons: Minneapolis Is The Bike Capital Of America

Published on Jun 28, 2015 An original production by GearJunkie.com and Twin Cities filmmaker Erik Nelson (www.eriknelson.co), ’50 Reasons’ stakes a claim that Minneapolis is the bike capital of America. The film documents the local bike culture, from publicly-funded trails, infrastructure, and programs, to engaging Minneapolis/St. Paul personalities and bike-based businesses. The film reveals a […]

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I-35 Bridge Lighting in 2011 Foreshadowed SCOTUS Decision

Way back in 2011 the Minnesota Department of Transportation programed the LED lights shining on the newly erected I-35W bridge spanning the Mississippi River in Minneapolis to shine in a rainbow pattern in honor of Pride Weekend. I made a short timelapse film of the scene which is embedded above. This week in 2015, the […]

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