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Sheridan Ave And 73rd St

Sunday Summary – February 24, 2019

Winter In 2018, Melissa Wenzel decided to commit to 30 Days of Winter Biking; in 2019, she wanted to have virtual company by encouraging others via Twitter and her streets.mn posts to join the fun. It worked!  Here’s the story of Melissa’s January of cycling, plus interviews and reports from others who took up the […]

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Neighborhood street with arrows and bike symbol on the street and a traffic circle to slow car drivers.

Sunday Summary – April 23, 2017

streets.mn has been named Best Website by City Pages for 2017 with the review, “At its best, Streets.MN is a data-driven but engaging conversation about what kind of cities Minneapolis and St. Paul might become. These writers want a Twin Cities that’s friendlier to bicycles, pedestrians, and mass transit. Whether they win that fight remains […]

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Are District Councils Really Just Homeowner’s Associations?

Recently my neighborhood had its yearly district council election here in Highland Park. I couldn’t help but notice as the newly elected grid representatives received the applause of their neighbors, who they were: five white home-owning men, three out of the five sporting white hair. Out of the seven seats in contention that night, only one seat […]

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No Participation Means No Power for Neighborhood Groups

Last week, a Minneapolis City Council member said something obvious regarding the unrepresentative composition of neighborhood associations and their influence on the development process. So, of course, the associations were steamed. Lisa Bender, the offending Council Member, was reportedly pelted with abuse at a Whittier Alliance meeting earlier this week. And here’s an excellent rundown […]

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