Author Archive | Nicole Salica

Mpls 2040 Plan Map

The Minneapolis 2040 Comp Plan is Still Worth Supporting

I had the wonderful opportunity to give a summary of the changes to the comp plan to a gathering of Neighbors for More Neighbors recently. Here’s what I said: The second draft of the comp plan is out. A “wide spectrum” of comments were received, and our comments were heard. I’d like to give a […]

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9th Street in Downtown Minneapolis

Help Improve Bikeways on 9th and 10th Street in Downtown Minneapolis

I’m on a workgroup through Our Streets Mpls, and I’m asking you to show your support for safer bikeways through downtown, specifically on 9th and 10th streets. These streets were added to the Bicycle Master Plan back in 2016, but there is currently no plan or schedule for improvement. Currently, the infrastructure afforded to me […]

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Bikepacking Is Great

I went bikepacking again! That makes Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend, the perfect bookends to summer for bikepacking. Our destination this time was a hike-in site at beautiful Afton State Park. We weighed the pros and cons of taking such a roundabout route, and decided that this route was better than the one […]

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Powderhorn 24 is Awesome

Powderhorn 24 is an annual community event that is an all-night 24 hour bike ride around the Powderhorn neighborhood, and has been going on since 2011. It’s about having fun, riding bikes, and building community. This year, I was able to participate! It started Friday the 10th at 6:30 and went until Saturday the 11th […]

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Fixing Metro Transit’s Staff Shortage

Metro Transit is finally getting honest about their staffing problems, and cutting service to many routes. This is in spite of a massive hiring effort on their part and at least two increases in starting wages I’ve noticed in the past year and a half. When I was unemployed, I was looking very hard at that […]

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Fourplexes, Freeways, and Fearmongering

I’m very tired of white people using the words “bulldozing” and “eminent domain” to spread fear and misinformation about the 2040 Comp Plan, when literal city blocks of communities of color were leveled and replaced with bare pavement in living memory. I hadn’t seen the redlining maps overlaid on the current-day city, or maybe just […]

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My First Bikepacking Trip! Part 3 of 3

Start at the beginning, with My First Bikepacking Trip! Part 1 of 3 (which also has the map of our route), and then read the middle, My First Bikepacking Trip! Part 2 of 3, before this one.  We woke up at sunrise with trumpeter swans and many nice songbirds greeting the morning. We needed to be on the […]

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My First Bikepacking Trip! Part 2 of 3

Here is Part 1 in the series.   We took the first Northstar headed out of town, at the crack of 11 am. We just barely made it to the platform in time: I had to rearrange some of my pack, and it took us a couple tries to find how to get down to the station from […]

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My First Bikepacking Trip! Part 1 of 3

We were looking for a camping trip to take over Memorial Day weekend, one that could get us into the woods and out of the city. Ideally, one that would put us a fair distance away from anyone else at all. But, we didn’t want to rent a car just to park it for a […]

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Park and Portland Restriping

Park and Portland, as you may have heard, are in the process of being restriped to add a peak-hours-only transit lane between Lake St and 14th St. This isn’t covered in the web presence for the $239 million project, but it is happening. At the time I’m writing this, Park has been restriped, and Portland […]

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