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2017 Capitol Budget Requests

CLIC Recommended Capital Budget Falls Short on Pedestrian Safety

As another marathon CLIC (Capital Long-Range Improvement Committee) session wraps up, I thought it’d be valuable to share some of the projects that came up through the process and were proposed for funding or not, and what that decision process looked like. I recommend reading this blog post to familiarize yourself with the CLIC process […]

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The SAE J1772 plug of a Level 2 electric car charging station

Xcel Energy Should Help with the Electric Car Rollout

It’s been a good few weeks for electric cars. Elon Musk’s first Model 3s are about to roll off the assembly line. Rival automakers are lining up to prove they’re not out of the game, with VW claiming they’ll undercut the Model 3 on price and Volvo declaring they’ll be phasing out the internal combustion engine […]

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Upper Harbor Terminal Community Open House

The general goal of this meeting will be to discuss the Upper Harbor Terminal riverfront destination, public realm, programming and public space amenities before the team plans to bring forward conceptual design drafts in July. This open house will have food and supervised children’s activities.

Note: There also will be a Slow Roll the evening of June 29 that will leave from and return to the Juxtaposition Arts location. A Slow Roll is a fun, safe, inclusive (and free) bike ride for people of all ages and skill levels to learn about our amazing community. Participants will gather at 5:30 pm. The Roll will head out at 6:30 pm, returning about 7:30 pm. For information about Slow Roll: https://www.facebook.com/pg/SlowRollTC/about/.

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Sunday Summary – June 25, 2017

Mark your calendars, the streets.mn Summer Picnic is July 15!  You can come to Boom Island Park just for the fun or come early for an informal meeting with streets.mn board members to learn what the board has been working on over the last year and to give streets.mn your input on future directions (and maybe […]

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streets.mn Voter Guide – Minneapolis Mayoral Candidate Jacob Frey

The streets.mn board and editorial team developed a short series of questions for Minneapolis mayoral candidates related to transportation and land use designed to give voters more information and expand the conversation about these topics. Surveys were sent to all candidates and responses will be posted as they are received.  Here are Jacob Frey’s responses: […]

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If the Center of the American Experiment Wants to Fix Congestion, They Should Fight for Telecommuting

According to a Star Tribune op-ed that’s already been heavily covered by streets.mn, we’re in for a summer long bombardment of messaging financed by local partisan think tank Center of the American Experiment. Despite reams of research that argues otherwise, motorists will see billboards, bumper stickers, and radio ads proclaiming that the only way to fix […]

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Map Monday: Dakota and Ojibwe Place Names in Minneapolis

Via Nick Magrino’s Twitter feed, here’s a map of Minneapolis with some indigenous place names. Dakota and Ojibwe languages are different. Minnesota and Minneapolis both feature the same root, the  word “mni”, which means “water.” (E.g. the Lakota phrase mni wiconi, or “water is life” one of the slogans from the Standing Rock movement.) Here […]

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Complete Streets in Action

We have all driven, biked, or walked down a street that appeared wider than the traffic it served. Extra space proliferates within the area for vehicles while the pedestrian and bicyclist are forced onto a small, cracked sidewalk or into the street dodging parked cars. We constantly wonder why the road could not be redesigned […]

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Spray-painted temporary walk and bike icons on an asphalt path that fills the frame. They are divided by a solid yellow traffic line.

Today! Celebrate the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition’s New Name & Mission

It’s been almost nine months since the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition first announced its expansion to including walking in their advocacy. In that time, staff and volunteers have been working hard to get the organization up to speed to actively include the diversity of people who get around our city on foot, in wheelchairs, with strollers, using canes, […]

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Chart of the Day: Minneapolis and Saint Paul Populations as Percent of their Peak

Via erstwhile gadfly David Brauer, here’s an interesting chart. The 2016 census population estimates came out last week and sparked an interesting conversation on Twitter this week. Here’s the original population chart, via former streets.mn board member / forum founder Nick Magrino: (He got the chart from a recently released Met Council report…) Following the chart […]

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