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Upzoning Is the Only Way to Save Grand Avenue

[…] the neighborhood’s historic character, which would somehow be destroyed by an apartment building. Yet Grand Avenue’s buildings are no more “historic” or architecturally significant than Payne Avenue, West 7th Street or most any other streetcar corridor in Saint Paul. The only difference is the wealth and ethnicity of the surrounding neighborhood. Aesthetic NIMBY arguments like […]

Sunday Summary – October 4, 2015

[…] Another St. Paul Pedestrian Death: a Personal Statistic tells Nicole Mardell’s story – her then 20-year old sister was struck and killed at the Saint Clair Avenue and West 7th Street intersection in 2009 – and calls for action after the most recent pedestrian death at the same intersection. The intersection itself has multiple blind spots and […]

Four men in work clothes inside a streetcar maintence shop with several streetcars in the baackground.

65 Years Later: Twin Cities Streetcars

[…] been extended as far north as Northtown Mall (though this would require grade-separation at the Soo Line, now Canadian Pacific, railroad crossing). If the Minnehaha Avenue and West 7th routes survived, they could’ve been extended to the airport and eventually the Mall of America. How it could have impacted transit planning, including the planned LRT […]

A view of I-94 in St. Paul from the Victoria Street bridge.

Thoughts on I-94, and Yet Another Idea

[…] future B Line connections and nearby attractions make it too good to pass up. Additional stations at the U of M near Stadium Village and one around West 7th would also be nice, but I’m worried those would cut into transit times. I know this undermines my previous point, but if providing a fast and […]