Author: Maria Wardoku

About Maria Wardoku

Maria is a transportation planner and a lover of all things walking, biking and transit. She serves on the board of Our Streets Minneapolis and has a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs.

Fire truck in motion at night

A Climate Emergency Means it’s Time to Stop, Drop and Roll

The City of Minneapolis has declared a climate emergency. What does it mean to be in a state of emergency? If you’re having a health emergency, you ride in an ambulance with sirens blaring. The normal rules of the road are suspended as drivers get out of the way. When your house is on fire, […]

Picture of an uneven sidewalk panel with pill bottle showing that the gap in height between the two sidewalk panels is about 2 inches

Tripping all the way to Target

My phone dinged insistently. It was the Target CVS pharmacy, texting me yet again to come pick up my prescription. I had been avoiding this trip all week because it required going to the big box store capital of Northeast Minneapolis, the Quarry.  Rather than face the prospect of traversing the enormous parking lot by […]