I was excited to live on a super-walkable street. After I moved in, I realized the unpleasantness of Hennepin between Franklin and Lake.
The changes proposed to Hennepin Ave are similar to changes made to Washington Ave years ago. Read about lessons we could learn from the recent past.
Hennepin Ave must be reconstructed. The city of Minneapolis currently favors an inclusive design that will make the area safer for non-car traffic. Learn more at the city’s open house on January 13, 2022.
What do you think about when you are on a street you are not familiar with?
A document search suggests agency failed to consider safer and more sustainable designs, as required by the FAST Act, in engineering manual update.
I spent three mornings in the last week volunteering to wear a yellow vest and hold a fluorescent poster board, just down the street from my local elementary school. The sign said “SLOW You’re Almost There,” and it was addressed to parents who were driving their children to school. As they approached the curve where […]
I was doomscrolling Twitter the other day, saw this Tweet from a friend, and laughed a bit too loudly: It reminded me that my favorite thing about my visit to Tokyo last year was the least expected: it’s an eerily quiet city! Wherever I go, I try to put into practice one of my favorite […]
Lisa Nelson is looking forward to celebrating National Night Out (NNO) this evening with her husband and two children, 3 and 6 years old. Her block on Herschel Street in St. Paul’s Midway neighborhood is an ideal place to barricade off traffic while kids run and play, giving parents a reprieve and a rare chance […]
I walked this portion of the Marcy-Holmes neighborhood on May 25, 2021, using a route map I drew on March 10, 2020. So yes, a pandemic did happen. I had public health reasons to pause the All of Minneapolis project and restroom access reasons. And I also wasn’t sure I could live up to my […]
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