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Sunday Summary – July 22, 2018

Announcing the streets.mn Annual Summer Picnic! It’s coming up next weekend, July 28, 2018, in the outdoor area of Lake Monster Brewing in St. Paul from 2-6pm. As always, there will be food, fun and conversation with streets.mn board members, writers, volunteers, and other interested/interesting folks. This year, the picnic will be better than ever (click […]

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On the Street Where You Live: Residential Streets as Outdoor Living Rooms

“On the Street Where You Live” is a song by Frederick Loewe with lyrics by Jay Alan Lerner, from the 1956 Broadway musical “My Fair Lady.” Considered in another context, we recognize almost all of us live in places facing a street functioning in a practical role providing a means of travel to connect ourselves […]

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Legislative Report – Transportation Safety

The Minnesota Legislature is in the middle of a relatively short session. Numerous important topics are being addressed, perhaps none more-so than the transportation package. Non-trivial amounts of Minnesota’s transportation infrastructure are either beyond their original design service life or rapidly approaching that point. Experts have identified an unmet need of approximately $10 billion (with […]

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Top 10 “Least-Read” streets.mn Posts of 2015

On Friday, Bill posted a summary of the top ten most read posts on streets.mn this year, concluding with a musing about whether it would make more sense to do the ten least-read posts. Providing some love to contributions that might have slipped through the cracks struck me as a good idea (and no, not […]

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Riding With Tornadoes

A friend asked me: why everybody can’t simply learn to drive their bikes on the roads? Why do we need all these special bikeways on any roads except the busiest? Why do riders need to be physically protected, why not just a painted bike lane? For perspective, he and I are typical lycra-clad MAMILs doing training […]

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Grand Rounds Branding & Design

The Minneapolis Grand Rounds Scenic Byway is easily one of my favorite urban amenities that makes Minneapolis a great place to live. According to the MPRB website, The Grand Rounds Scenic Byway System encompasses 4,662 acres of parkland, including 50 miles of parkways, 51 miles of walking trails, and 51 miles of biking trails. (Unrelated […]

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Roadkill Bill: Part 3 of Vincent Van Gogh in America

There was a pause last week in the penciling of the second book of Bicyclopolis as I took the opportunity to sketch the re-enactment of the homecoming of Civil War soldiers to Fort Snelling 150 years ago. Now, we return to the tale of Vincent Van Gogh, cloned from a piece of his ear. In today’s comic, Van Gogh refuses […]

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Are Minnesota’s Construction Defect Laws Causing a Condo Shortage?

It’s no secret that Minneapolis is experiencing both an apartment boom and condo dearth at the same time, which begs the question, “why aren’t condos being built at the same rate as apartments?” According to many,  Minnesota’s construction defect laws are to blame. The rhetoric usually claims Minnesota has unique construction defect laws for condos; it’s said […]

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Roadkill Bill: Vincent Van Gogh Paints The American Landscape

Roberta and I have returned from our bicycling/sketching trip via Jefferson Lines on the Paul Bunyan Trail and I’m back working on Bicyclopolis. In the meantime, here’s the first installment in a series of RKB comics investigating the complex consequences of cloning famous artists. Click on the comic to make it bigger:

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