Concerned about faster driving? More pedestrian accidents? Less safety for cyclists? Weigh in about the City of St. Paul’s Transportation Safety Action Plan; the deadline is today (April 14).
How to draw riders back to transit post-pandemic, the economic effects of losing bus service, parking lots eating downtowns and more in this week’s National Links.
Assigning the city to shovel sidewalks may work in a dense, anonymous metropolis. But here in community-minded St. Paul, we can do better.
Despite the challenges, I see more and more people getting out of their cars and seeing firsthand both the benefits and the drawbacks of commuting on foot.
This weekly feature allows Streets.mn readers to glean the best urbanist ideas from across the country and to get inspired for action on climate, equity and livability closer to home.
Joy. Pure joy. Community. Safety. Relaxation. Riding down the middle of Hennepin Ave S, surrounded by 100 of my closest and/or newest friends. All ages, abilities, and an incredible array of bike types. We even had the first zero emission E Line bus join us on a bike trailer! Honestly, I haven’t felt this outside […]
How often do you think about stoplights? Not just to acknowledge that the light is green or red or how many times the “Don’t Walk” hand on the pedestrian crosswalk counter has flashed so you know how long you have to cross, but the design and placement of that signal. (The red hand flashes 17 […]
At the corner of Portland Avenue and Third Street in Minneapolis, I stood in a large sneckdown corner, no tire tracks in the area since the snow had started falling only a few hours previous. (For the uninitiated, a sneckdown “is effectively a curb extension caused by snowfall,” according to Wikipedia, which calls this charmingly […]
The “High Bridge” is best known as an iconic place for photographs of Saint Paul’s downtown, either as a symbol framing the city or as a place to take pictures of the city. But it’s also a key transportation corridor for people on the West Side and West End, a half-mile link between two historic […]
Making the suburbs, especially outer ring suburbs, walkable will require a significant shift in how we treat pedestrians in terms of infrastructure investment and in terms of interacting with them while driving. However, there is an easy way to make the suburbs more walkable without requiring significant investment: simply adding a sidewalk connecting streets and […]