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Drive-Through Ban Gets Positive Reception at Minneapolis Planning Commission

On Thursday, the Minneapolis Planning Commission was supportive of a proposed ordinance from Council President Lisa Bender that would prohibit new drive-throughs for banks, drugstores, and fast food restaurants (or any other “facility which accommodates automobiles and from which the occupants of the automobiles may make purchases or transact business”). It’s important to emphasize: if […]

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Come to the streets.mn Midtown Greenway Cleanup and Scavenger Hunt This Saturday

The streets.mn Midtown Greenway Clean-up is just a few days away on May 4th! Saturday is looking to be a glorious, sun-filled day – we hope you can join us! Here are some logistics: Very important: Before you arrive, please review the guidelines from the Midtown Greenway Coalition, available here. 2019 Adopt-A-Greenway Cleanup Guidlines Let’s […]

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A Tree Proposal Kenilworth Should Love

Hey, do you remember a couple of years ago when that budget-Pixar animation company made a feature-length adaptation of The Lorax? Only it watered down the message of one of Dr. Seuss’ most depressing and dire tales about the inevitable result of unadulterated greed into “You can still consume things, but make sure they’re #green!” […]

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The Future of West River Parkway

With the Park Board’s Water Works project’s phase one underway, and improvements being made all along the river, I talked with two local Park Board commissioners, Jono Cowgill and Chris Meyer, about the future of West River Parkway, the parkway system, and Minneapolis parks. Both share a vision for a parkway system that returns to […]

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Nice Ride Offers Free Rides on Earth Day 🌍

Nice Ride recently delayed the start of their riding season to Monday, April 22, after unexpected snow in the second week of the month. Along with the Earth Day start, Nice Ride announced a one-day offer for users of the bike share monopoly’s app. Riders will be able to use code EARTHDAY19 in the Nice […]

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Thoughts on the Mohamed Noor Trial

The shooting of Justine Ruszczyk Damond, by police officer Mohamed Noor could have happened in many contexts, but the fact that it happened in a car tells us a lot about the problem of car culture in our society. Ruszczyk, an Australian living in a fairly affluent neighborhood in Minneapolis had called the police to […]

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Highlights from Hopkins

In case you missed it, streets.mn Events Committee organized a bus trip from Uptown to Hopkins last month. About ten people came out for the trip, and a good time was had by all. We caught the 612 bus on a Saturday afternoon. The 612 (named after the zip code area code, of course) goes […]

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Reader Survey Results: Economics of Amtrak from Minneapolis to Duluth

On March 27, we posted about the numbers surrounding the proposed $600 million investment to bring Amtrak rail service along a corridor between Minneapolis and Duluth. Many of you shared your stories of rail and bus travel, and many expressed a deep appreciation for the comfort and conveniences of travel by rail. To learn more, I created a […]

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Map Monday: 1891 Panoramic Map of Minneapolis

Here’s a cool “map”, one of the many aerial panoramas from the late 19th century Minneapolis. Here is an 1891 view showing downtown, Bridge Square, Hennepin, Nicollet, and Washington Avenues, the railyards, mill district, St. Anthony falls, and the street grid extending out towards the horizon of progress and real estate development. Link to a […]

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Threat Modeling and Climate Change

Have you ever looked both ways before crossing a street? The idea has been drilled into our heads since we were children. Drivers pose a significant threat to pedestrians in the United States, so it’s natural to be wary of them while walking. Let’s ask an even simpler question: why do we do this? That […]

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