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Northstar Train Mpls-Big-Lake-StP Holiday Ride

Exciting group ride on the Northstar train. Here’s the agenda:

We’ll be meeting at the upper level of the Target Field Northstar station at 11:10 AM. This will ensure plenty of time for people to buy tickets as needed and comfortably board for the 11:30 AM departure (flip to northbound trips.) If one of the suburban stations is more convenient, feel free to join anywhere along the route.

Once we arrive at Big Lake at 12:22 PM, we’ll walk down to Lupulin Brewing for lunch and refreshments, making sure to get back in time for the 2:45 PM departure from Big Lake to St. Paul Union Depot (a special run that Northstar has not done before!)

Come and chat commuter rail, railroad history, exurbs, intra-city versus inter-city transit, and rare St Paul SPUD routes!

Meet at the Target Field station, 12/9, before 11:30!

 

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A Schoolhouse, A Parkview, A Lakeview

April 16, 2016 Highland Park, Hamline-Midway, Como, North End 17 Miles April rides can look gloomy no matter the temperature, with few signs of spring, and sandy grit still on many roads. No matter, that first ride of the spring is always exciting. The first stop on the first ride of 2016 was 2122 Highland […]

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Sunday Summary – December 3, 2017

Welcome to December on streets.mn. Here’s the week’s haul: Join us! Join streets.mn December 9 for a Holiday Train Northstar trip! and Join streets.mn December 12 for Winter Festivities – a fun evening with The Theater for Public Policy, special guests Eric Roper of the Strib and Fred Melo of the Pioneer Press, food, drink, and chance […]

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Three Short-Term Projects to Make Downtown Saint Paul Safer on Bike

On November 7th, Saint Paul elected a new mayor for the first time in twelve years, former Ward 1 City Council Member Melvin Carter III. Carter campaigned on a platform that pledged to move Saint Paul forward, calling to “reduce our city’s carbon footprint by expanding transit, biking, and pedestrian opportunities citywide” and to “design […]

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A Different Collection of Plates

Oct 19, 2015 Union Park, Hamline-Midway 8.8 miles Even though it was nearing the end of the season for a blogging bike ride, Mother Nature was with me this glorious October day as the temperature peaked at 76 degrees. It had taken more than a year to get this interview arranged. By the time I […]

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Sunday Summary – November 12, 2017

This past week was election day bringing new mayors to Minneapolis and Saint Paul, plus some shuffling of the Minneapolis Council and Park Board. Here at streets.mn, we’re looking forward to seeing how new policy-makers will work to change the urban landscape; we’re also looking forward to encouraging you to write about what you see […]

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Cities Should Take the Lead on Dockless Bike Sharing

Back in September, I attended a Nice Ride forum on “the future of bike share” in the Twin Cities. The event was of interest for a few reasons. First, I believe in bike share. We all benefit when more people to choose more often to ride a bike instead of drive a single occupant vehicle. […]

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The view toward Downtown Saint Paul from near the top of the Walnut Street Steps.

Below THE Summit

October 10, 2015 12 Miles; Summit-University, Crocus Hill This ride wasn’t long in terms of mileage but it covered substantial amounts of local history and altitude. The front of 744 Ashland, built as the Temple of Aaron Synagogue, and now apartments. This is the rather unusual entrance to the apartment building at 744 Ashland Avenue […]

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Margaret Street Closure Test Preps for Grand Round

Until recently, whenever I heard the term “grand round” scenic bikeway, I automatically thought about the Minneapolis trail system that goes by a very similar name. I probably heard the term “Saint Paul Grand Round” before I realized it was related to the trail system in Saint Paul that connects Shepard Road, the Mississippi River […]

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Minneapolis themed artwork by Kevin Cannon

Sunday Summary – October 29, 2017

We Want You to Join the streets.mn Board! Yes, we do want you if you care about urban issues, transportation and land use in Minnesota (folks outside the Metro are encouraged to apply), are willing to roll up your sleeves with our 100% volunteer organization, and are interested in helping streets.mn raise its voice in suburban […]

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