Tag Archives: light rail transit

Do Cities Like Minneapolis Have High Transit Ridership? (Part 2)

In the last post, I discussed which foreign cities are most like Minneapolis in terms of population distribution. In this post, I’m going to present some numbers about the transit systems of those cities, in order to determine how extensive Minneapolis’ transit system could be, given the distribution of its population. Transit share in New […]

Two wheelchairs being videotaped on broken sidewalk

Getting to the Green Line: Seen through the Lens of a Wheelchair User

No, I’m not in a wheelchair, but I’ve spent time walking alongside people who are, as we tested out walking and rolling routes to a couple of the Green Line stations. For me, and others who walk every day, the wheelchair user’s view offers a new lens that focuses on the challenges facing people who […]

Sunday Summary – July 5, 2014

4th of July news: Missed the fireworks in Minneapolis? Watch The Bombs Bursting for a quick time-lapse view of ALL the fireworks going off which is lots of fun and won’t scare the dog. Fourth of July Past provides a link to 4th of July-related posts from previous years on streets.mn. News Flash: The Minnesota […]

Sunday Summary – June 22, 2014

In the news: The Green Line opened last Saturday, so this week streets.mn writers provide some early feedback on how it worked.  Streets.mn is Revisiting “The Amazing Race:” LRT Versus Car from the Strib and considers factors besides length of trip in minutes. Traffic Calming will be the Secret to Green Line Success calls the Green Line […]

Revisiting “The Amazing Race:” LRT Versus Car

I’m not an unquestioning LRT lackey.  Some questions about LRT strike me as very fair. For instance, could we have a better overall transit system if we invested the same amount of public money – billions of dollars — in buses, vans, taxis and bus rapid transit instead of trains? Given how sprawled our metro […]