You may not have noticed, but I’m generally not among the more data-driven of the contributors to streets.mn. I do that on purpose; I think I can provide better value from content that’s a bit more personal or anecdotal. Also, it allows me to lazily avoid the maths. So I usually leave the data crunching […]
That which does not kill you… can now be put out with your recycling. In what’s being called a natural step toward “zero landfill living,” Hennepin County launched an innovative program last month to collect residents’ unneeded pills and redistribute them through a network of “med pantries.” Residents with a valid prescription can pick up […]
Today’s map shows Minneapolis neighborhoods by their overall health — defined not only as the health of its residents, but also of the neighborhood’s environment, economy, schools, social institutions, housing, transportation, and safety. (View detailed rankings here and search by address here.) The map was created using data from the Healthy Communities Assessment Tool (HCAT), which was launched […]
Walkable communities usually include some small stores. But the economies of scale work against corner grocers, which require long hours for their owners.
Watch this half-hour video on the benefits of walking — from preventing heart disease, depression and diabetes to managing your weight. Then take a walk!