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Sunday Summary – September 22, 2019

It has been a very quiet week here on streets.mn.  You could help us have busier weeks in the future by writing for us…about your experience at the Climate Strike last week, the latest decision/project/development in your community, or how Fall is a great season for streets on foot, bike, scooter, or transit.  Here’s last […]

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Meet a Roundabout: U.S. 61 in Forest Lake

“Meet a Roundabout” is a new series of posts about roundabouts in the Twin Cities area that are improving traffic efficiency and safety. Posts include pictures and video of the roundabout and a history of how it came to be. This is the third post in the series. On Saturday, I drove my father to […]

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Meet a Roundabout: I-494 and U.S. 169

Last Monday, I drove my father to a doctor’s appointment in Edina. We don’t usually travel these ways, but his regular general practitioner was on vacation. At the intersection of Interstate 494 and U.S. 169 are six linked roundabouts surrounding the freeway interchange. The two-lane roundabouts — with dedicated lanes for going either right or […]

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Sunday Summary – June 16, 2019

After a couple of lazy weeks, last week’s haul has some meaty posts about highways, transit, and places to visit in Saint Paul. Rapid buses, an in-depth look Alex Schiefferdecker gives us a three-part series (which follows up his post from last year) about rapid bus transit starting with an overview of plans, politics, and […]

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Meet a Roundabout: Wentworth Ave

This is “Meet a Roundabout,” a new series of posts about roundabouts in the Twin Cities area that are improving traffic efficiency and safety. Posts include pictures and video of the roundabout and a history of how they came to be. This is the first post in the series. On a recent beautiful Wednesday night, […]

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Sunday Summary – April 28, 2019

First, don’t miss a couple of events. Next weekend, come to the streets.mn Midtown Greenway Cleanup – May 4, 2019 which is just what it sounds like, plus a chance to socialize over food and drink afterwards. Beyond streets.mn, there are a A Few More Opportunities for Public Input on the Minneapolis Transportation Action Plan (and also […]

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What if Hennepin Ave Had a Roundabout?

I was waiting for the number 6 bus at Hennepin Ave and S 1st St, near where I live, and I was watching the vehicle traffic. I noticed that the semaphore intersection was not very efficient at handling left turn vehicles. There was a part of the cycle when left turns in both directions on […]

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Edina’s Many Roundabouts

While I used to work for the City of Edina, views expressed here are entirely my own. Recently the City of Edina announced its plans for a ninth roundabout within city borders {1}. Already home to five roundabouts in the Southdale area (the others are along Valley View Road and the 169/494 interchange area in […]

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Sunday Summary – November 19, 2017

Thank you for Giving to the Max on Thursday, November 16 – you can, of course, still donate to streets.mn today or any day via the button to the right. To recap, Give to the Max Day 2017 – What Your Donation Means to streets.mn, but if you can’t give money, here are Other Ways to Give […]

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Are Roundabouts Safer for Pedestrians?

Urban planners and some bicycle and pedestrian advocates tell me that “roundabouts are safer than traditional signalized intersections.” It comes up in the context of conversations about pedestrian-friendly urban street design. I hear this line a lot and see it on websites and in social media posts. In most cases, folks are parroting various viral […]

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