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A Journey Down US 14

I’ve always loved road trips. On my old, long defunct North Star Highways site (still the name of my Flickr account), I would do what I call phototours, road trips focusing on “roadgeeking.” Flickr is a good place for photos, but not for narrative, and I thought this would be an appropriate place to for […]

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Ban the Ban, Not the Plan

Last week, Minnesota House representative Pat Garofalo (R-Farmington) issued a news release touting a compromise between him and supporters of the Zip Rail line being planned between the Twin Cities and Rochester. Oh good! Compromise! Our representatives must have done their job and avoided petty politics! That’s what we always want our representatives to do, […]

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Sunday Summary – November 2

Want great streets? Vote. Vote for candidates who will look at the evidence for safer streets, walkable places, bikeable cities and allocate your tax dollars to build better streets. Voting is even easier this year with Free Metro Transit on Election Day, November 4th, 2014  required by state law this year (but only this year; […]

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Rochester, MN map: Surface Parking Lots

A few months ago, I plotted surface parking in Rochester, MN. Granted, the concept of mapping surface parking lots is outdated now that Andrew Price pioneered maps that show places versus non-places. Yet a map of surface parking looks to give the first layer of non-places in Downtown Rochester. These parcels are also the most […]

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Sunday Summary – October 5, 2014

Here’s the week on streets.mn sorted and summarized, so you can read just what you want to read: Greater Minnesota news:  Can the Medical Center make Rochester a Real Destination? considers Rochester’s Destination Medical Center initiative and wonders what would make Rochester somewhere to visit as well as a great place to live and work.  On the […]

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Can the Medical Center make Rochester a Real Destination?

Many people in the Twin Cities see Rochester the way people from New York City or Los Angeles might see the Twin Cities: a quaint outpost, a sleepy little town on the prairie. To a degree, that is true. But Rochester is an important piece of the cultural and economic life of Southeastern Minnesota – […]

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