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National Links: Transit Starts and Public Banks

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 DC region.  […]

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Call for Proposals: Inaugural Bike + Walk Minnesota Conference DEADLINE EXTENDED

Good news, y’all: For the first time ever, this year the Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota is adding an explicit pedestrian focus to its 2018 conference, the appropriately titled Bike + Walk Minnesota Conference (formerly the PedalMN Conference) which will be held April 29 – May 1 in Rochester. As one of the conference organizers, I’m writing […]

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A Defense of Metro Transit’s Superb Owl Transit Plan

A few weeks ago, we learned (many of us via Twitter, and more on that later) about Metro Transit’s plans for transit access the day of the “Big Game.” We learned (via the NFL’s web page and Metro Transit’s web page) that the plan was to restrict gameday transit traffic on all of the Blue […]

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Saturday Morning Adventure on Central Avenue

Saturday mornings in the Hop household. Contrast a typical weekday morning with an easy going day, full of relaxation and adventure. Its Saturday today.  Time for an adventure! Sometimes we make errands an adventure too. Ordinary daily tasks can certainly be turned into a fun time for the little ones. Imagination and mindset are the […]

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Riding Buses on Nicollet Ave

How many of us that live in this city own cars? How many of us just bike? How many of us just walk? How many of us use ride share services? How many of us use Metro Transit? Or other? These are things I’m always curious about on raw data. For myself, I bus 40% […]

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Sunday Summary – November 26, 2017

There is not much to summarize on this holiday weekend and I trust readers have been enjoying food, family, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and may be anticipating Cyber Monday. Should you have any dollars left over by Tuesday, streets.mn also appreciates gifts you can make by clicking the link or button to the right. […]

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Riverview Corridor Public Hearing

The draft locally preferred alternative is a modern streetcar from downtown St. Paul to MSP Airport and the Mall of America along West 7th Street crossing the river near the Highway 5 bridge.

Meeting schedule:

5 p.m. Open house – Learn about the recommended route, vehicle selection process, and next steps

6 p.m. Presentation – Hear an overview of the project and details on the draft locally preferred alternative

6:30 p.m. Public Hearing Begins – Provide comments to the Policy Advisory Committee for the public record

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A Ride On The 865 to East Bethel

Note: Service Changes that went into effect on August 19th mean that this trip is no longer possible by public transit.  Riding transit for fun is a pastime of mine. Prior to living in the Twin Cities, I was living in San Francisco, where I grew up in a low-income, relatively car-free household. The only […]

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Transit Tour Series: The Green Line

With much of the line built along University Avenue, the old Twin Cities interurban spine, a trip along the Green Line highlights historic institutions of education and government as well as many preservation efforts to adapt old spaces for new purposes.

From one transit hub to another, we’ll start at Target Field Station and end at the restored Union Depot in St. Paul. If you want to grab lunch when the tour ends, you’ll be near the St. Paul Farmer’s Market–or you can stop for lunch at one of University Avenue’s acclaimed restaurants.

Registration costs $25

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The Next Chapter for Seeger Square

An unsightly strip mall in the East Side’s Payne-Phalen neighborhood sits on the former site of a major job center, whose departure precipitated an economic downturn that has not yet ended. This location is poised to have major transit improvements and could be positioned to breath life into the neighborhood once again. Seeger Refrigeration The […]

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