When cities and counties in Minnesota propose to redesign a street in order to calm traffic, improve accessibility to biking, or create more inviting environments for walking, a gaggle of angry opponents often shows up to voice its objections. “We’re not like Portland! We’re not like Amsterdam!” they say. Well, neither was Amsterdam not too many […]
Published on Jun 11, 2015 The Type I Bombardier Light-Rail Vehicles are currently undergoing complete refurbishing and painting to match the newer trains that were added to the fleet in 2012. The refurbishing process includes a rigorous cleaning. Lights and other components are removed and, in some cases replaced with sturdier equipment that will better […]
Drawn to Minneapolis artist HoTTea’s inventive and non-destructive take on street art, Threadless offered the Minneapolis College of Art and Design grad $2,000 to fund the project of his choosing. Miles of yarn and 12 hours later, his inspiring transformation of a derelict tennis court reminds us to always look on the bright side. Music […]
A women’s track cycling team forms to take the Minneapolis velodrome by storm.
The A Line is a new kind of bus service for the Twin Cities’ busiest urban streets. Bus rapid transit – or BRT – is a package of transit enhancements that adds up to a faster trip and an improved experience that includes frequent service, train-like features, enhanced stations, enhanced security and specialized vehicles.
As the city of Saint Paul struggles to implement its bicycle transportation plan, let’s take a moment watch a couple of guys bicycling the hills of Saint Paul. Bike Saint Paul. Fun little edit of bombing hills in Saint Paul with Morgan Pease and Andy Arkelin of fastcrusade.com. Shot in one afternoon. My first time […]
Antonio Rosell talked about cities in the parking lot next to Intermedia Arts way back in 2008. It is a great presentation.
After having invented the modern American shopping mall with his design of Southdale in Edina, Victor Gruen spent much of his career working to reverse the population movement from core cities to sprawling suburbs across the U.S. This short film covers his work in Fresno which includes many parallels to Minneapolis-Saint Paul in that freeways were […]
The Minnesota Department of Health recently released this educational video on its Youtube page. Set to a hip and catchy jingle, the video does a good job communicating the message that people walking have the right of way at every corner in Minnesota–not just at marked crosswalks. The video description, however, makes it seem like to […]
With news today that the latest cost estimates have approached the $2 billion mark, there is much speculation on Twitter that this news might mean the end of the SWLRT Green Line extension to Eden Prairie.