Category: Freight

Free Idea: Implement Transit + Freight Lanes

Here’s an honest question: does our current system of roads and streets really get goods delivered to market quickly and efficiently? If you ask any legislator pushing for more road spending or your random comment section warrior opposed to bike lanes, congestion is really hurting Twin Cities businesses. To the tune of $232 million a […]

Sustainable City Logistics in ʼs-Hertogenbosch

Hat tip to Walker Angell for pointing me to this very interesting video about limiting the number of trucks accessing dense central cities, from Bicycle Dutch. Every year the proud 140,000 inhabitants of ʼs-Hertogenbosch (aka Den Bosch) welcome around 5 million visitors. Every week 5,000 lorries and vans enter the city center to get all […]

The Great Divide

This blog needed a bit more solipsism, so let me use my inaugural post to talk a little bit about me. But I promise some Minnesota transportation and land use talk too. Unlike some of the impressive people who write for, I have no particular expertise in transportation, land use, urban planning, zoning and […]

Total domestic shipments, to, from, or between Minnesota locations (excludes international shipments and "through" shipments)

Chart of the Day – Shipments

Today’s Chart of the Day examines shipments to, from, or between Minnesota locations Source: MnDOT  Annual Transportation Performance Report 2012