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A Car-Free, Car-Less, and Car-Lite Guide To Surviving Bemidji

I thought I needed to have a car for my assignment. In August, I was offered a position that had me relocate to Bemidji. In Northern Minnesota. 200 miles away from the only home that I’ve known outside of San Francisco, away from the friends that I’ve made. I thought I was going away too […]

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A Charming Third, or Tilting At Windmills

Welcome to Winter! In addition to the cold and snow, we are in the early parts of the the 2019-2020 Minnesota Legislative Session. Among the many hundreds of bills that have been introduced so far, bicycle-related legislation has been introduced in the House (HF 462) and the Senate (SF 1014). This proposed legislation, which seems […]

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Learning From My Winter Cycling Failures

I really love biking in winter, as I recently wrote, but I have experienced a definite learning curve. Here, I have compiled some of the lessons I’ve learned over many years of winter cycling. I would love to hear your mistakes (or “learning opportunities”) too! Optimal winter routes are not the same as summer routes. […]

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Baby Biking Book Bleg

Our two year old, known on the internet as Tiny Baby (she’s no longer either of those things, but she was), loves big trucks. She loves the dress she got for Christmas that features big trucks and has pockets. She loves buses and construction equipment. We’ve got books about all of those things. The other day […]

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International Winter Bike to Work Day 2019

Friday, February 8th: a great day to enjoy some winter bicycling with people around the world. It’s International Winter Bike to Work Day! Arrive at work with some snowflakes on your coat, frozen eyelashes, and enjoy bicycle benefits like: Climate-friendly living Does bike commuting impact your carbon footprint? And how much?  by Frances Stevenson Mindfulness:  Moving meditation: […]

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Ship Shape

August 6, 2016 West End, Downtown, Lowertown 16.3 Miles A trip Downtown via Shepard Road seemed like a good idea. And so I got onto the Sam Morgan trail and took it from Highland Park to Lambert’s Landing on the edge of Downtown and Lowertown. The boarding area for tours of the M/V Mississippi. Docked […]

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Get to Know a Four-Lane Death Road: Broadway Street, NE Minneapolis

I’m going to posit that most readers of streets.mn are familiar with the four-lane death road and the very easy method of fixing them, the four-to-three-lane conversion or “road diet”. The road diet is one of those rare free wins in the area of public discourse, or it should be: a solution to dangerous and […]

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Downtown St. Paul Buses and Bikes

Does Downtown St. Paul Need Bus Lanes? Bus-only lanes have recently been rejected for Hennepin Avenue in Minneapolis. This street can get congested, which causes buses to move very slowly. Of course, the point of bus lanes is to help transit vehicles bypass the congestion, so it makes sense to add them on a street […]

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Best and Worst Pedestrian Bridges in MSP–an Unscientific Sampling

Last week’s article calling for a ban on slip lanes in Saint Paul is spot on. Too many of our city streets are built like highways, endangering pedestrians and bicyclists by design. The comments on the article, however, turned toward pedestrian bridges, in particular the bridge at Aldine over I-94, as an alternative to walking […]

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My Commute is Delightful

As described in streets.mn’s Mission and Core Values, one facet of better places in Minnesota is that they’re “delight cultivating.”  I’ve been contemplating what sorts of places bring me delight, and one of my biggest joys recently has come from an unexpected source: my work commute route. After years of part-time bicycle commuting, I elected to sell […]

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