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In Defense of Livability on Cretin Avenue

As the public forums churn on to test visions of how the former Ford Plant property might be developed, I find little evidence of complementary planning to alleviate the impact on the communities surrounding the Ford site.  At a recent gathering, participants questioned and clucked about the ingenious, elegant, sustainable, and green options envisioned in […]

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A Grander Rounds Loop and the Regional Bicycle Transportation Network

Matt Eckholm’s recent article introduced the concept of a Twin Cities “Grander Rounds” bikeway loop (“Grander Rounds,” 11-8-16), as a potential “metro-wide bicycle ring road to serve as the cycling equivalent of I-694/494.” This could be a good concept, and in fact, may fit well within the Met Council’s designated Regional Bicycle Transportation Network . […]

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An Unlikely Success: The Dismantling of the Northside Greenway

“City rolls back some aspects of Irving Avenue greenway in north Minneapolis” – Minneapolis Star Tribune (11/19/2016) I read the above headline with disappointment. An experimental tactical urbanism project is coming to an end. Or, as the local paper wittingly puts it, “the experimental greenway project for north Minneapolis, it’s not so green anymore.” Early in […]

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