Hidden behind industrial facilities and a maze of streets, Pig’s Eye Regional Park is St. Paul’s hidden — yet unpolished — gem. The park’s peaceful nature makes a visit more than worthwhile, yet it demands some revitalization and decontamination, efforts which are being pioneered by the Great River Conservancy.
Reflections on a short trip to the oldest and most iconic 10-pin alley yield lessons on transit, history, equity and infrastructure.
Protected bike lanes have measurably countered climate change in Colombia, China and elsewhere. And other “National Links” showing the impact of smart, selfless planning around the world.
In light of renewed pressure to convert a railroad bridge to a multi-use, multimodal span, Streets.mn reviews the history of the Midtown Greenway and the advocacy around it.
Progressive Rail’s High Line is a little-used yet important freight railway facing proposals for conversion to a trail. However, framing this push as a rail vs trail choice ignores the better solution: rail-with-trail.
Investment in the Northern Lights Express would decrease traffic jams, infrastructure wear and tear, and the poisonous pollution of vehicle exhaust along Interstate 35.
This week we’re joined by Brian Nelson, President of All Aboard Minnesota, to chat about the current status of passenger rail projects in Minnesota.
Also, across the U.S. and around the world, the public and private sectors are investing billions in building and/or expanding passenger-train networks. Passenger trains are bringing their communities, especially transit-underserved communities, numerous benefits. These include the development of businesses in and around stations, which attracts and retains young professionals, many of whom prefer public transit to private automobiles. This all reduces regional economic disparities.
Ridership on the Northstar during the pandemic has averaged between 100 and 300 weekday riders, making it one of the lowest performing commuter/regional rail routes in the country.
September 27, 2021 Downtown, Lowertown, Dayton’s Bluff 20.1 miles The route map of my September 27, 2021 ride. The map is zoomable. A sunny late September day with the temperature in the mid-70s is a day to ride. And so I was winding my way east on Kellogg Boulevard Downtown toward Dayton’s Bluff. At the […]