The pedestrian crosswalk button near Denfeld High School in Duluth is inaccessible for some people all of the time, and all people some of the time.
A growing national movement supports Vehicular Walkers — those who consider themselves cars and choose to move on foot with traffic, not confined to sidewalks.
Social problems on Los Angeles transit, the history of Minneapolis city boundaries and more in this week’s National Links.
The sixth story in our Little Free Library series describes the joy that having a front-yard library has brought to the writer’s family, and to her neighborhood, in St. Paul.
Streets.mn contributor Pine Salica has a fresh zeal and appreciation for benches, and a pitch for streets that make space for more of them.
Today’s homebound pandemic makes it obvious that our sidewalks are inadequate. They are too narrow and often incomplete, and are not giving people safe, comfortable spaces to walk. This matters because our streets and sidewalks are our most important public space. Sure, we have city parks, and they are the gold standards of our public […]
The intersection of Lake Street and Excelsior Boulevard at the western edge of Minneapolis, one of the busiest in the entire metro area, is an access point for both city commuters and residents of the West Calhoun and Cedar-Isles-Dean neighborhood, of whom I am one. According to Hennepin County data, over 36,000 vehicles pass through […]
Every day at The Overhead Wire we collect news about cities and send the links to our email list. At the end of the week we take some of the most popular stories and post them to Greater Greater Washington, a group blog similar to streets.mn that focuses on urban issues in the D.C. region. […]
I was walking through the skyway near Nicollet Mall on Monday and watching the backed up traffic below. Single occupancy fossil fuel vehicles, car commuters, were “blocking the box” and preventing buses full of other commuters from getting home on time. The flow of pedestrians at every signal cycle was more than the number of […]
Have you ever passed a bus stop and thought, “Damn, I feel so bad for anyone who has to catch their bus at that stop“? Even if you never ride the bus I’m certain everyone has seen at least one bus stop where they have had this thought. I’m deeply familiar with Saint Louis Park […]