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National Links: Dealing with the Heat

Every day at The Overhead Wire we collect news about cities and send the links to our email list. At the end of the week we take some of the most popular stories and post them to Greater Greater Washington, a group blog similar to streets.mn that focuses on urban issues in the D.C. region. […]


Bicycles, Gender, and Risk

Disclaimer: In this post, I’m going to be referring to “men” and “women” because the study was done with a binary conception of gender. In a very real sense, this is garbage, but in a different real sense, it’s not only reasonable but a good idea to use that conception. I came across the recent […]

Chart of the Day: Dutch Bicycling Rates by Age and Gender

Via @GBCyclingEmbassy, here’s a chart [in Dutch] that shows the gender ratios of bicycling mode share separated out for different age cohorts in Holland: In my opinion, the issue of gender disparities while bicycling is often talked about problematically, with women being used as a too-convenient shorthand to talk about other ideas like safety or child […]

Recognition of Privilege on the Bus

I recently rode a bus with my girlfriend from my house to the Science Museum of Minnesota. When we boarded, she went first using a transit pass, while I opted to go last since I paid in cash and would not hold up the bus since it could start moving while I paid. When I had […]

Encouraging Diversity (and Hot Dog Eating) on Streets.mn

On the afternoon of Memorial Day a small group of streets.mn writers met in a sunny Minneapolis backyard to explore our ideas and concerns surrounding diversity and representation on streets.mn.  This holiday barbecue featured a great turnout of 10 writers, some loosely structured activities, and, of course, a veggie hot dog or two.  Hot dog […]