Tag Archives | street design

“Are you sure that road is for 2-way traffic?”

“Are you sure that road is for 2-way traffic?” asked KYMN News about the new and improved Division Street in Northfield. Social media commenters asked whether it was wide enough for school buses, how two trucks could pass, and where are the bike lanes among other questions. Yes indeed, Division Street remains 2-way (as City staff […]

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Dangerous Intersection Profile: Lake & Lyndale

Originally posted on Our Streets Mpls as part of a series of blog posts featuring the most dangerous intersections in Minneapolis.  The intersection of Lake Street W and Lyndale Avenue S had the highest total pedestrian crashes (24 crashes) according to the 2017 City of Minneapolis Pedestrian Crash Study. Lake and Lyndale is a signalized […]

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Let’s Legalize Slow Streets

Every month or two, my wife and I visit her parents in Appleton, Wisconsin. It’s a nice college town with a strong bar scene set on the beautiful Fox River. Their downtown shares many characteristics of the busier stretches of Grand Avenue in St. Paul, except for the speed limit: in downtown Appleton, it’s 25 […]

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Podcast #72 – Designing Minneapolis Streets with Jon Wertjes

The podcast this week is a conversation with Jon Wertjes, the Director of Traffic and Parking Services for the Minneapolis Department of Public Works. A few months ago, Jon and I were joined in City hall by streets.mn writer and planning consultant Sam Newberg and Casper Hill, who works as a communications liaison for the […]

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