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Sunday Summary – August 24, 2014

Here’s everything from streets.mn this week sorted and summarized: Important ideas, political edition:  Seeing Minneapolis with the NCSL Bipartisan Bike Ride took state legislators for a ride.  Let’s hope the bikes-eye view of Minneapolis cycle infrastructure sparks interest in building better bike infrastructure (and appropriating sufficient funds to do it).  Writing your state legislators to follow-up […]

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Chart of the Day: MSP v. US Transit Rates

Comparing transit rates for different cities and (college) towns in the United States, Minneapolis-Saint Paul is currently ranked #31 behind older East Coast cities, college towns of all stripes, Los Angeles, Honolulu, and Portland/Seattle/Salt Lake. Is that where we should be? [via 538, ranked by total rides, not by per capita transit usage]  

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Sunday Summary – August 3, 2014

Here’s the past week on streets.mn in one fell swoop: Ideas department:  Suggest a Story: Rather than summarize, here’s the post in its entirety: “If you have an interesting story, but you can’t write about it, or you think someone at streets.mn should consider it, add it to this list: Suggest a Story.  We make no commitments, but […]

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Second Chart of the Day: Central Corridor Ridership Pre- and Post-Green Line

Another chart today.  This post could also be titled “Green Line: Wow?!”.  MPR says that ridership on the Green Line is up significantly in its second week of operations, beating projections.  David Levinson asks a good question: how does Green Line ridership compare pre- and post-rail operations? Well, Metro Transit now posts average daily weekday […]

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Chart of the Day – How fast is our LRT compared to other cities?

Yesterday MPR said that during Green Line testing, trains were running an average of 67 minutes between the downtowns. The planned time is 40 minutes, and according to the article, signal prioritization is still being worked out, which could have an impact.  I wondered whether this was slow for LRT (it’s slower than the current 16 […]

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