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Minneapolis’ Secret 2040 Sauce was Engagement

Around the country, people advocating to build abundant homes are asking how Minneapolis did it. Why is Minneapolis the city passing a comprehensive plan that ends exclusionary zoning and allows triplexes everywhere? There are a multitude of reasons why. We’ve long had an active urbanist community, fostered by discussion on streets.mn, a nationally recognized bike […]

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Yes to Homes, But I’m No “YIMBY”

A couple weeks ago, I packed my bags and headed off to Boston for an annual gathering called YIMBYtown. I’m no YIMBY. I want everyone to have a safe, affordable place to live, and for that to happen we need to build enough homes to go around. (Yes, that includes apartments, like my own apartment-that-is-a-home.) […]

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Safe Streets: Narratives of Pedestrian Advocacy

streets.mn in partnership with Nexus Community Partners’ Boards and Commissions Leadership Institute welcomes you to join us for an evening learning and talking about being a pedestrian.

When we think of our community and walking or travelling on our streets, how do we interact with it? Do we feel like the built environment incorporates this mode of transportation since everyone still has to walk or use their wheelchairs to get to bus stops, cars or light rail stations? Come hear examples from local advocates and government about how we have or could incorporate the voices and lived experience of pedestrians into current plans so that all can safely navigate our streets.

Speakers:

  • Dave Colling, Harrison Neighborhood Association
  • Tamir Mohamud, Minneapolis High Rise Representative Council
  • Fay Simer, Walking St. Paul, City of St. Paul
  • Julie Vang, REJA (Racial Equity on Johnson Parkway and Ames Ave E.)

The event is free, but we ask you to reserve a seat to help plan for food and the space. Eventbrite link.

 

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Today! Celebrate the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition’s New Name & Mission

It’s been almost nine months since the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition first announced its expansion to including walking in their advocacy. In that time, staff and volunteers have been working hard to get the organization up to speed to actively include the diversity of people who get around our city on foot, in wheelchairs, with strollers, using canes, […]

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The Progressive Case for Up-Zoning Minneapolis

I love living in Minnesota, the Twin Cities, and mostly Minneapolis. The core of our state offers so many opportunities to so many different kinds of people. But for too long, urban progressives – the type of people who vote overwhelmingly for liberal candidates and causes election after election – have waged a mostly winning […]

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Shared Streets for All Ages

Tank’s a fan of biking. He was a bike commuter (in addition to walking, running, and transit) starting in the 1940s, riding even when coworkers mocked him and family teased him. My earliest foggy memories are of being on the back of my mother’s bike while she cycled to meet up with him as he […]

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Sunday Summary – July 24, 2016

It’s been a very hot week here in Minnesota, but not too hot for our writers with posts encouraging taking action on issues, looking at Pokestops in the Twin Cities, and some thoughts on getting around by following the rules of the road (and some common sense). We welcome new writers and new perspectives to […]

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Are these all the bike lanes we need?

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There was an article today in the Star Tribune by Steve Brandt (he of “the bike lobby wants to lower the speed limit“) asking whether Minneapolis has enough bike lanes already. Aside from saying, no, we don’t have enough and yes, we need more, I’ll leave it to those who are more plugged-in to local […]

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Sunday Summary – March 6, 2016

We’re still thinking about our 2nd Annual Writers’ Workshop and eagerly awaiting good stuff from new writers (two new writers’ posts are summarized below). Janelle Nivens’ post, A Spring-Like Walk to a streets.mn Writers’ Workshop, captures both the journey to the workshop on the University of Minnesota’s West Bank Campus, and one person’s perspective on what […]

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