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Sunday Summary – October 6, 2019

It’s Twin Cities Marathon Day!  Like the City of Lakes Loppet and countless smaller events, the Marathon gives people a reason to spend time outside on and along the streets and in the parks getting to know the Cities better.  No doubt the runners understand the topography better than anyone after 26.2 miles of up […]

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Transpo Convo: What’s Important on the Way to School

[This is part of streets.mn’s “transpo convo” series, which aims to to be an oral history of getting around the Twin Cities, one person at a time.] Growing up, I learned the Sesame Street song “Who are the People in your Neighborhood?” Living on a farm, my neighborhood looked quite a bit different from Sesame […]

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Transpo Convo: Strolling a Quiet Neighborhood in a Changing Urban Area

[This is part of streets.mn’s “transpo convo” series, which aims to be an oral history of getting around the Twin Cities, one person at a time.]  The other day I was walking around a northern Merriam Park grid. I focused on roughly 6 blocks that are bordered by Snelling Ave., Saint Anthony Ave., Pierce St., […]

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Transpo Convo: “What’s stopping others from using transit more regularly?”

[This is part of streets.mn’s “transpo convo” series, which aims to be an oral history of getting around the Twin Cities, one person at a time.]  Compiled below are statements recorded from people who have the means to drive and choose to usually drive over taking mass transit: “When I first got married, I used […]

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Transpo convo: Phyllis in the Snow

[This is part of streets.mn’s “transpo convo” series, which aims to be an oral history of getting around the Twin Cities, one person at a time.]  “It’s nasty out here,” Phyllis proclaims after crossing University Avenue at Pascal.  She was dragging her shopping bag suitcase on wheels in one hand and using a cane in […]

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Transpo Convo: Gardens in the Mist

[This is part of streets.mn’s “transpo convo” series, which aims to be an oral history of getting around the Twin Cities, one person at a time.]  The “Transpo Convo” series asks people how they get around the city, how they would like to get around the city, and what could improve their transportation experiences around […]

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Transpo Convo: Francine With Her Daughter

[This is part of streets.mn’s “transpo convo” series, which aims to be an oral history of getting around the Twin Cities, one person at a time.]  “I’m just out grocery shopping,” says Francine as she is walking down University Avenue, pushing her daughter in a stroller. It is a warm 56 degree fall afternoon and […]

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Transpo Convo: Benjamin Out Shopping

[This is part of streets.mn’s “transpo convo” series, which aims to be an oral history of getting around the Twin Cities, one person at a time.]  “I lost my car,” Benjamin begins.  Benjamin is soft spoken with a heavy Hispanic accent. Benjamin lives by Swede Hollow Park on the East Side of Saint Paul.  He […]

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Transpo Convo: Rashaad on Snelling

[This is part of streets.mn’s “transpo convo” series, which aims to be an oral history of getting around the Twin Cities, one person at a time.]    “I bike for everything,” Rashaad says, heading north on Snelling Avenue.  He had just crossed I-94 on the Snelling Avenue bridge. “I like to look at the scenery. […]

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Transpo Convo: George at the Bus Stop

[This is part of streets.mn’s “transpo convo” series, which aims to be an oral history of getting around the Twin Cities, one person at a time.] “I love MTC!”George stands at a bus stop on University Avenue on a blustery, 50 degree day, finishing his cigarette.  He had been shopping at Wal-Mart. George exudes a […]

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