Tag Archives | commuting

Halfway to Xanadu – Employer Bicycle Parking

A co-worker recently began biking to work. As I have counseled him along the way, he has shared the many things he enjoys, but there have also been some headaches. One challenge was finding parking for his bicycle. “I hardly ever see other bikes on the rack out front, but I know a bunch of […]

Streets.mn is a non-profit and is volunteer run. We rely on your support to keep the servers running. If you value what you read, please consider becoming a member.

Continue Reading

Joyful Bike Commuting

Last fall, my wife and I decided to move away from our downtown condo and bought a house in South Minneapolis. This was kind of a big deal for me, as I always viewed being able to walk to work as an important part of my physical and psychological well-being. Indeed, I bought a condo downtown […]

Streets.mn is a non-profit and is volunteer run. We rely on your support to keep the servers running. If you value what you read, please consider becoming a member.

Continue Reading

Chart of the Day: Commuting by Automobile 1960 – 2013

At this point, it’s perhaps over-wrought to talk about millennials and their trends. But there it is, the auto commuting trend line sinking down like a fishing pole. Via the Census blog, here’s a chart from the most recent American Community Survey (ACS) data:   As you can see, most people drive. Most people drive […]

Streets.mn is a non-profit and is volunteer run. We rely on your support to keep the servers running. If you value what you read, please consider becoming a member.

Continue Reading

Lesser of Three Evils for my Saint Paul Bike Commute

I recently moved from Hamline-Midway in Saint Paul to the West Seventh neighborhood near Mississippi Market and, at about the same time, changed employers. Rather than biking from near Snelling and University Avenues to Cedar and 10th Streets, I am now biking from near West Seventh and Otto to Jackson Street and Second Street – […]

Streets.mn is a non-profit and is volunteer run. We rely on your support to keep the servers running. If you value what you read, please consider becoming a member.

Continue Reading

Chart of the Day: Neighborhood Characteristics and Income Mobility

Income mobility is pretty much the core of the “American dream,” the idea that people who begin their lives with little can work hard and improve their lot. But such depends on where you live. Some cities and neighborhoods are much more amenable to income mobility than others. So check this out: (Note: The chart shows […]

Streets.mn is a non-profit and is volunteer run. We rely on your support to keep the servers running. If you value what you read, please consider becoming a member.

Continue Reading

Commuter Conundrum: Packing for a Long Day at Work

I need to get something off my back: I am not skilled at packing light for my day at work. Lately I feel like I’m hauling Cheryl Strayed’s “Monster” around with me. It’s getting heavy. Everything but the kitchen sink I leave for work around 6 AM and return around 5 PM. In an effort to save money, I […]

Streets.mn is a non-profit and is volunteer run. We rely on your support to keep the servers running. If you value what you read, please consider becoming a member.

Continue Reading

What Kind of Bike Do I Need for My New Commute?

As part of my ongoing (secret) mission to make this blog all about me, I’m here with a “bleg” as I believe the kids call it. To be fair, this “blegging” wasn’t really my idea. I merely asked a perfectly innocent and not at all loaded question in the comments on Walker’s post about declining […]

Streets.mn is a non-profit and is volunteer run. We rely on your support to keep the servers running. If you value what you read, please consider becoming a member.

Continue Reading