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Some Recent CARtoons

In honor of International Car-Free Day (September 22), here’s a few recent cartoons on the subject of transportation and urban planning. A lot of folks, including myself would like to see cities and towns get rid of parking requirements for new building construction. The goals are to reduce traffic and increase density and the supply […]

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Saint Paul Floats New Libertarian Paving Policy

Faced with a cash-strapped Public Works budget, an endless supply of potholes, property tax unrest and a non-profit laden tax base, the City of Saint Paul is looking to a new policy approach to maintaining its streets. Using municipal technology grant from the Bloomberg Foundation, the city is set to debut a new road funding […]

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MnDOT to Combat Dangerous Scourge of ‘Distracted Walking’ at Mall of America

April 1, Bloomington — The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) has announced an exciting new effort in its campaign to fight the dangerous epidemic of distracted walking, by targeting one of the metro area’s most dangerous areas for distracted pedestrians: the Mall of America. “Distracted driving claims thousands of lives each year,” noted MnDOT Commissioner […]

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Things To Do In: A Google Exploration of The Twin Cities

The other day, my beloved elder child was looking around on Google for ideas on what we could do on a Friday night that included both his father and I as participants that was not “go to movie” or “bowling.” He used the very sane query “things to do in Blaine MN.” The result? Well, […]

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Festivus 2018: Triplexes For the Rest Of Us!

Tomorrow is Festivus! Join us in honoring this celebration with appropriate decor and activities. The Festivus Pole We shall start the observance with a pole. While the traditional Festivus pole is aluminum, we feel that a proper Festivus pole for 2018 is the aluminum posts that hold up yard signs, no matter how ridiculous the […]

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Top Twin Cities Urbanist Halloween Costumes for 2018!

Halloween is still the best urbanist holiday. Last year, we offered up five exciting Halloween costume ideas for Twin Cities urbanists who were ready to party. Perhaps yours won the costume contest or the admiration of your friends and neighbors? Perhaps you have made new friends this year and can reuse last year’s options. But […]

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We Read The Comments Special Edition: Comments Bingo Cards!

When controversy happens… when tempers flare… we read the comments, so you don’t have to. Perhaps you are aware we sometimes read comments. The last batch depressed Julie pretty hard, so now she’s writing about herself in the third person as some kind of disassociative act. But the other day, she had an idea! An awful […]

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Car-Free Day Car-toons

Saturday, September 22 is World Car-Free Day! OurStreets Minneapolis, The Minneapolis Downtown Council and a few local groups are celebrating it on Friday, September 21st. In honor of this blessed event, I’m posting a few car-toons. The U.S.A. (including Minnesota) remain “The Land of the Cars!” Here’s a new American flag proposal so outsiders will […]

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35W Closures: A Few Ideas

Normally, when there’s a big epic road closure (15 miles of 35W!) I read the comments. But I already did for one major closure this summer, and based on rules of comment sections, odds are 100% that the same comments are being made, and they’re going to be talking about bikers sucking within 30 comments. […]

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We Read Scootergeddon Comments So You Don’t Have To

When controversy happens… when tempers flare… we read the comments, so you don’t have to. Perhaps you have heard about the scooters? They are everywhere! Which means free marketing for scooter companies in the form of articles in all media! We decided to read the comments on multiple articles and rate each article’s comments section on […]

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