Author Archive | Rebecca Airmet

Sunday Summary – October 30, 2016

We talk a lot on streets.mn about what will make our communities and especially our streets safer. We talk a lot about infrastructure, about engineering, and  about laws. Yesterday, as a light drizzle fell, I stopped in my car for a pedestrian waiting at a marked crosswalk on Grand Avenue. I was rear-ended. The other […]

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Chart of the Day: Speed Kills

We’ve seen a version of this chart before on streets.mn, but in light of Pedestrian Safety Awareness Week in St. Paul (August 2nd – August 8th), it bears publishing again. [Source 1: Killing Speed and Saving Lives, UK Dept. of Transportation, London, England. See also Limpert, Rudolph. Motor Vehicle Accident Reconstruction and Cause Analysis. Fourth […]

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Transportation Day at the State Capitol

Another big transportation event is happening this week in the Minnesota State Capitol. Sponsored and organized by Transit for Livable Communities and Move MN, Thursday, February 12 is Transportation Day of Action. The main event of the day will be a march from the National Guard Armory (600 Cedar Street) to the State Capitol. Supporters can […]

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Minneapolis Is Hitting the Trifecta

If you’re a millennial and you’re looking for a job in a new city, you might have read (or want to read) the November 19th article in The Atlantic about “why it’s so hard for millenials to find a place to live and work”. The problem, it seems, is that the cities with the most […]

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University Avenue Survey-Last Day to Contribute

Parking Possibilities is a group that has come together to discuss the layout of University Ave and how it can best serve a wide variety of users and stakeholders. If you drive, walk, bike, train, or shop on University Ave, consider adding your input. The survey is short, and leaves room for written comments. Today […]

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Free Metro Transit on Election Day, November 4th, 2014

The 2014 elections are just a week away, and thanks to a new law, bus service, light rail service, and commuter rail service provided by public transit including Metro Transit will be free of charge next Tuesday.  Find your polling place at MN Votes’ poll finder, and then use Metro’s interactive trip planner to plan […]

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New Poll Shows Public Wants Public Transit… Again

On Tuesday, October 21st, Vice President Joe Biden, six metropolitan mayors, past and present US secretaries of transportation, and a wide variety of transit innovators, experts, and business and nonprofit leaders met in Washington, D.C. for the first in a series of live events, America Answers, hosted by the Washington Post. The first topic was […]

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Aging Baby Boomers Could Help Push Walkable Infrastructure

America’s population is aging. Nearly a quarter of the population, 76 million people, were born between 1946 and 1974, and an estimated 10,000 baby boomers reach traditional retirement age every single day. It turns out that walking is an incredibly popular form of exercise for this age cohort. Walking is low impact, has zero entry […]

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Saint Paul Healthy Transportation for All: A Growing Reality

This coming Saturday, October 25th, elected leaders, transportation officials, business leaders, non-profit groups, community leaders, and transportation enthusiasts from around St Paul and the metro area will come together for a first-of-its-kind event: a day-long convening “designed to educate, engage and empower Saint Paul residents from diverse backgrounds to play an active role in shaping […]

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Top Three Problems with MPR’s @MNToday Tweet, and the Big Thing They Did Right

Let’s just get this disclaimer out of the way right up front: I’m an MPR sustaining member. I listen. I give. I heart MPR pretty hard. I’m also a cycling advocate and a Spokeswoman for St. Paul Women on Bikes. This post does not necessarily represent the views of WOB, streets.mn’s writers or board, or […]

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