I said, “We’re gonna make Saint Paul a world-class bicycling and walking city.” My slogan was “Get America Walking Again”!
Mayor Allcity announced that in light of our declared climate emergency, degrading city and resident finances, and public safety and health challenges brought about by car dependency, our streets and transportation systems will no longer prioritize private car drivers above all other transportation modes. Instead, people walking, biking, and rolling (hereafter simply referred to as “people”) will no longer be treated mostly as an afterthought by city planners and engineers and the safety and convenience of low-carbon, active transportation modes will be prioritized.
New research out of China shows that the mass urbanization of the country led by rural migration could be beneficial on the road to zero emissions.
How the design of our cities fails to promote our health and how one Texas city may turn to a crypto company to pay off its burdensome debts.
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 […]
Human error gets blamed for deadly crashes, but road and vehicle design more often is the culprit. The first half of 2021 recorded 20,000 deaths on U.S. roads.
With its alphabet soup, pillars, frameworks and many meetings, the Rethinking I-94 process has the effect of dampening involvement. But this is a critical time for community input.
The Twin Cities has the worst housing shortage in the nation, as reported by the Star Tribune. This comes as no surprise to many who were in search of a home this past year. Home buyers were met with competing offers tens of thousands over the asking prices. This has escalated the average home sales […]
I have written about cars before. Up until recently, I drove a 2015 Toyota Prius, and test-drove the Tesla Model 3 and Tesla Model Y. I wanted to get an electric car, but someday, and one that put me in the driver’s seat. The future became the present this summer. With the wildfire smoke burning […]
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. […]