Category: Advocacy

Wanted: Your Full-Time Input for this Part-Time Role

Streets.mn is excited to announce that Amy Gage is joining us in a new role as managing editor, having volunteered as a writer and editor for Streets.mn since 2017. Her background as a newspaper and magazine journalist, personal blogger, and community relations and communications director in higher education — as well as a multimodal and transportation advocate — should serve us well.

Image capture of Minneapolis City Council Public Works Committee hearing from 5/19 of Public Works staff describing the project with audience members in the background holding signs saying, "Don't delay the bus"

Who Controls Minneapolis Streets?

The City of Minneapolis controls around 22 percent of land as part of the public right of way. This includes the sidewalks, bikeways, transitways and roadways. For simplicity’s sake, let’s call this area “streets.” It is space that we all use to move around for leisure or for purpose, to reach our jobs, schools, and entertainment. […]

Waking Up from the Car Cult

When you hear anyone say that the Twin Cities Boulevard vision isn’t possible as part of Rethinking I-94 — when we face a climate emergency and the literal loss of a stable, civilization-supporting habitat — remember that you live in a car cult.

Some Mental Health Cartoons

Last week, I went to see my Cycologist. I told him I was depressed about all the climate change induced flooding in Australia. He suggested that humans would develop new ways to adapt. I told him that I was also depressed by the lack of color on winter streets and the fact that everyone in […]

The Hillcrest Master Plan is Pretty Solid

“We should use these big opportunities to do big things.” The redevelopment of the Hillcrest site on St. Paul’s East Side is a unique opportunity to build homes, create jobs, and connect the neighborhood.