The City of St Paul has begun the process of revising its Bicycle Plan! This document, first adopted in 2015, lays out the city’s goals and priorities for making our community a safer and more pleasant place to bike. The most significant impact has been the map of the Planned Bicycle Network, which labels streets […]
[This post first appeared on the blog The Smallest Cog, a bike shop in downtown Saint Paul that recently closed after a robbery. You can read more about why they shut their doors here.] As we close out our second season in the business we have been reflecting on who we are, what our niche […]
Every day at The Overhead Wire, we collect news about cities and send the links to our email list. At the end of the week we take some of the most popular stories and post them to Greater Greater Washington, a group blog similar to streets.mn that focuses on urban issues in the D.C. region. […]
Short and quick: Come join Hennepin For People for a Mass Ride on Saturday September 18th, meeting at 4pm at Smith Triangle Park (by Temple Israel at 24th and Hennepin). There will be a decorating station if you want to make your ride flashier for the ride, the group will make one or two laps […]
By Maura Haas Editor’s note: streets.mn is once again presenting essays on Twin Cities’ public space from students at Macalester College. Read through all the essays from this and previous years here. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has brought about a transitional period for public spaces. In the last year, we have shifted how we engage […]
A new home base, fewer riders and a modified route to showcase city cycling highlight this year’s Saint Paul Classic Bike Tour.
It could have happened sooner, but the Ayd Mill Road bike lane and road diet was a start.
Intro I moved to St. Paul last summer for work. Sadly, after just one short year, I am once again relocating for work, so I am leaving St. Paul. I came here from a large East Coast city where I relied on walking, biking, and transit to get everywhere because I don’t own a car. […]
We don’t reconstruct streets often in Minneapolis. Bryant Ave S, to pick a not-very-random example, was last rebuilt over half a century ago. So when we do full reconstructions, they’re an incredible opportunity and one we need to take advantage of to the greatest extent possible. Bryant as it exists today is a sun-baked, pothole-filled […]
The City of Minneapolis is set to renew their bike share contract sometime in the next year. In this contract, I think the City should require bike share providers to more equitably distribute bikes, and provide some public funding for the system. I also created a survey to gather what other folks thought.