Short-term vacation rentals in destination small towns — in warm climates and even Duluth — are eating up housing stock; plus other national news
The Minnesota Department of Transportation is planning the first major reconstruction since I-94 opened. This got us thinking about what Union Park was like before the highway was built.
Bringing you news from around the country and the world, National Links this week features the “weird” desert city that will host the World Cup final and weirder purple streetlights.
Links from The Overhead Wire to news from around the country. This week: a Baltic city looks to cold seawater for its future heating needs; another urban freeway draws discussion about future alternatives; considering the commuting emissions of office buildings; and more.
The generational wealth lost to freeway development, embedded car culture in Kansas City, highway boondoggles that cost billions and other discouraging national news.
The history of a neighborhood can be gleaned by walking; its culture is often discernible through a leisurely tour of its Little Free Libraries. So it is with the Rondo neighborhood in St. Paul.
Our Streets Minneapolis presented a forum on the Twin Cities Boulevard: part background, part status update, and part attempt to hold leaders accountable.
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.
Housing costs in resort communities force workers to live in vans, high gas prices can decrease urban sprawl and the pro-life Texas governor wants to kill road diets.
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.