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Columbia Park Day 3: Shoreham and Northtown Rail Yards and Hi-View Park Area

My first and second days in Columbia Park covered nearly all of the streets east of University Avenue. Therefore, on my third day, I focused on areas further west, although not as far west as the neighborhood extends. (From St. Anthony Parkway north to 37th Avenue, the neighborhood goes all the way to the river, […]

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2017 Capitol Budget Requests

CLIC Recommended Capital Budget Falls Short on Pedestrian Safety

As another marathon CLIC (Capital Long-Range Improvement Committee) session wraps up, I thought it’d be valuable to share some of the projects that came up through the process and were proposed for funding or not, and what that decision process looked like. I recommend reading this blog post to familiarize yourself with the CLIC process […]

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Should City Planners Let People Kill Themselves?

This question is implied or encroached upon in nearly every modern planning conversation, but is not as often discussed directly. I think we should acknowledge it and talk about it openly. I will discuss this question in the context of the model city planners refer to as “bottom-up” city planning, give an example and then briefly […]

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Map of Lowry Hill East and Whittier neighborhoods from 2016

Sunday Summary – July 2, 2017

The streets.mn Summer Picnic is July 15! which means it’s getting closer.  streets.mn will provide grill-ables (animal and vegetable); you bring conversation, food you’d like to share, and your friends. streets.mn board members will also host an informal meeting for about an hour before the picnic with updates on the organization and giving you a chance […]

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Here To There Episode 6: FLEXIBILITY | car-sharing

This week, Here to There takes on flexibility. Both users and providers benefit from flexible mobility solutions that adapt to changes in needs, schedules, weather, or, at a more macro level, demographics or resources. Flexibility is enhanced by choice in mobility options, and last year the Twin Cities lost one transportation option that many regarded as […]

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Northeastern Columbia Park, Including Architect Avenue

The Columbia Park neighborhood of Northeast Minneapolis is located at the far north of the city, butting up against the city of Columbia Heights. Indeed, the area I walked was historically considered part of Columbia Heights, even after incorporation into the city of Minneapolis. See, for example, Plate 70 within the 1914 atlas. I walked […]

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New curb being installed

Progress at Cedar/Franklin/Minnehaha

The intersection of Cedar/Franklin/Minnehaha is the second most dangerous intersection in Minneapolis, with the second most bicycle crashes. It is also one of the most dangerous intersections in Hennepin County, with vehicle crash rates more than two and a half times the “critical rate.” Hennepin County, the City of Minneapolis, and other local groups worked […]

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Here to There Podcast Episode 4: LIVABILITY | aging in place

Hope everyone enjoyed the first three episodes of the Here to There podcast last week. This week’s new episode asks the question: what do we need to not just live but to be truly alive? It’s more than just a stable 9-to-5. Quality of life is effected by our ability to safely, affordably, and conveniently access […]

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Northern Cleveland

On my first day in the Cleveland neighborhood, I had walked everything south of 35th Avenue (and alternate blocks of that avenue), so when the good (if slushy) weather unexpectedly continued, I returned the next day for the rest. As usual, my route map consists shows a main loop in blue and supplemental spurs in […]

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Southern Cleveland

The Cleveland neighborhood within north Minneapolis’s Camden community has Penn and Xerxes Avenues as its eastern and western boundaries and Lowry and Dowling Avenues (which take the place of 32nd and 38th Avenues) as its southern and northern boundaries. However, today I only walked the southern half, going as far north as 35th Avenue. In […]

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