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Our Meetings Suck

Dear planners: I love you, but our meetings suck. That might hurt a little to hear, but the good news is I’m here to tell you why it’s not our fault (entirely), why we suck (specifically), and how we can do better. I am a regional transportation planner. Before that, I worked in the sales world for […]

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Why West Saint Paul Created a Permit Parking Zone for Two Homeowners

“Parking is a really personal and passionate issue.” That was Gil Gustafson’s admonition to the West Saint Paul City Council last week as he and a neighbor made their case for an arguably very personal residents-only permit parking zone on his block of Livingston Avenue, a block away from an apartment complex on Robert Street. […]

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Behind those Numbers, Transit Stats 101

In January, I wrote a post about Hennepin Avenue arguing that we should Make Hennepin Lovable. (The conversation is ongoing; please share your hopes for Hennepin through this survey.) I argued that the number of human beings using the street is almost as high as the number of cars (with drivers in them) — so […]

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Thoughts About My First Community Meeting

I attended the May 18 community meeting concerning the proposed changes to street parking and bicycle lane marking on 54th Street and Diamond Lake Road.  As a relatively new resident of Minneapolis (2 years), and a retired summer recreational cyclist,  I was skeptical of the need for these bike lanes on the city streets, although […]

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