Editor’s Note: Max Hailperin is walking each of Minneapolis’ 87 neighborhoods, in alphabetical order. He began chronicling his adventures last year at https://allofminneapolis.com and we will now share them here at streets.mn, at a pace of one or two walks per week. OK, so the Armatage neighborhood isn’t actually a very adventurous place for me to […]
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As noted in last week’s Summary, the streets.mn board met last weekend, but this week, Board Member Dana DeMaster tells more with Board Update: Creating Connection through Membership: “On Saturday, January 14, the streets.mn board of directors met and the main topic on the agenda was how to grow a better membership program. For the board, […]
Dogs–good. That being said, there are *some* dog *owners* in our community who are not. I live in Loring Park, which I like, and there isn’t a ton of open space other than the huge park the neighborhood is named after that nowhere in the neighborhood is more than a few blocks from, hmmm. A […]
Last Thursday afternoon I was driving westbound on West 7th Street (Highway 5) in St Paul. As I approached the crossing in front of Mickey’s Diner, I saw someone crossing in the crosswalk from Mickey’s towards the bus stop on the north side. As I watched him cross, I was thinking what an awful crossing […]
Streets.mn Fundraiser: THANK YOU! recaps the streets.mn December 1 Fundraiser – about 50 people attended and $1400 raised! Thanks to those who helped put on the event and those who gave. Don’t forget you can still donate to streets.mn at anytime to help us achieve our goals of upgrading the website and hiring an editor. Walking […]
We’ve now observed Thanksgiving, Black Friday or Opt Out Friday, Small Business Saturday and perhaps you now have a minute to sit down and read this week’s posts before Cyber Monday. Also mark your calendar to join streets.mn on December 1, 2016 for our fundraiser; meet streets.mn board members, other streets.mn readers, win prizes, and have […]
If you have ever witnessed first-hand the glorious vehicular chaos that is dropping off or picking up someone up at a major airport terminal, you may have wondered how there’s not constant, complete system breakdown. This video of LAX illustrates nicely just how many moving parts there are all around at an airport drop off. […]
From our friends at bikeMN:
More than 100 Minnesota schools and thousands of students will participate in International Walk and Bike to School Day on Wednesday, October 5. We’re excited to see kids’ interest in alternative forms of vehicle transportation growing as they choose walking and bicycling more often.
This year Minnesota Safe Routes to School is sponsoring a Walk to School Day Photo Contest! Take pictures of your students walking or bicycling to school and post to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #mnwalks. The photos that receive the most likes by October 14 will win $25 gift cards from MnDOT!
This annual event, sponsored by the Minnesota Safe Routes to School, encourages students and parents to get outside, increase their physical activity, teach pedestrian and bicycle safety, reduce traffic congestion and strengthen connections between families, schools and communities while walking and biking to school. Wondering if your school has an event planned? Check out which schools are registered here.
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One of the biggest challenges in our current transportation system is the way our streets are designed. In many parts of our communities, the only safe option for people to get around town is to drive a car, raising costs and limiting options for businesses, families, and the community as a whole. Last year, St […]
I’ve gone to Open Streets Minneapolis events since the beginning – my favorite memory from the first one was watching then Mayor R.T. Rybak ride the Nice Ride ice cream tricycle down Lyndale Avenue, churning ice cream the whole way! The events have evolved a lot since then, and have become more than just celebrations […]