In September 2022, on the final weekend, I decided to ride my bike from St. Paul to the Minnesota Renaissance Festival. This year, it’s your turn!
How to make a business trip more delightful: Bring a folding bike and pedal from the airport to the hotel on scenic off-street trails!
Today we’re presenting an episode from the Active Towns podcast! They discuss the transformation of a 5,000-acre stripped-out area of iron ore mines into a gold mine of opportunity and a community-wide activity asset that supports both a culture of activity and economic vibrancy for the small towns in the area.
The Overhead Wire’s weekly collection of national links compiles news about urban issues around the country and the world. This week: parking spots versus useful space in Toronto, the glacial progression of self-driving car tech, and more on Texas’ highway battles.
Two friends size up their options for moving a tall lamp in light snow, without hailing a car.
I was excited to live on a super-walkable street. After I moved in, I realized the unpleasantness of Hennepin between Franklin and Lake.
There’s a narrative people like to spin about car storage spots being necessary for local businesses to thrive. As someone who doesn’t own a car, it annoys me every time I come across this argument. What not owning a car does is free up so much money to not throw down the car ownership drain. […]
There is a street in Minnesota, just as surely as there has ever been a street in Idaho, or British Columbia, or Fiji. It’s a street that some person, at some point, is all but certain to have walked on, traveling away from one moment and approaching another. This person, by process of elimination, is […]
Winter in Minnesota can be delightful, gorgeous, fragile, challenging, and sometimes far too gray. In January of 2018, Melissa Wenzel issued herself a challenge to a winter-weather version of April’s “30 Days of Biking.” Fellow winter bicyclists in Minnesota and around the world joined Melissa in her pledge to bike every day in January. In 2019, […]
Walking and bicycling through my neighborhood has given me a deeper appreciation of the many gardeners who work to add beauty and resiliency to our world. I started noticing the strips of curbside gardens, and occasionally stopped to chat with folks while they were out planting. I enjoyed watching the plants sprout, bloom, feed bees, […]