The podcast this week is a conversation with Dacia Durham and Matthew Hendricks, leaders of the Twin Cities Greenways project on Minneapolis’s North Side. The Greenways initiative is aiming to build a series of greeways, or pedestrian and bicycle streets through Minneapolis and Saint Paul, that would give people transportation options similar to the successful [...]
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This week’s podcast is a conversation with Christopher Bineham, program manager for Hourcar, a local nonprofit car sharing operator in the Twin Cities. Christopher and I sat down last week on the patio at Fabulous Fern’s on Saint Paul’s Selby Avenue to talk about the debates over car sharing policies in Minneapolis, why car sharing [...]
The podcast this week is another in our string of city council candidates, a conversation with Kris Brogan, who is running for city council in minneapolis’s Ward 4. The fourth ward covers the top of north Minneapolis, along the northern border of the city before it turns into robbinsdale and Brooklyn Center. Kris Brogan was [...]
The podcast this week is a conversation with two members of the Minneapolis Pedestrian Advisory Committee, Scott Engel and Peter Janelle. The Pedestrian Advisory Committee, or PAC, is one of the city’s citizen committees, and the PAC advises city staff and elected officials on how to improve walking in the city. Scott, Peter, I sat [...]
The podcast this week is another in our string of city council candidates interviews, a conversation with Linea Palmisano, who is running for City Council in Minneapolis’s Ward 13. Ward 13 is made up of the neighborhoods in the South West corner of the city, on the far side of Lake Harriet to the Richfield [...]
The podcast this week is a conversation with Tim Springer, who is running for city council minneapolis’s Ward 9, which covers the East Phillips and Powderhorn neighborhoods in South Minneapolis. Tim was the head of the Midtown Greenway for 19 years, and is a property owner and bicycle consultant in Ward 9. He’s running for [...]
This podcast this week is a conversation with Jacob Frey, who is running for City Council minneapolis’s Ward 3, which covers a large part of downtown and Northeast Minneapolis along the Mississippi River. Jacob is an attorney and community activist who got his start in local politics through long-distance running, and moved to Minneapolis because [...]
The podcast this week is a conversation with Ethan Fawley, the director of the transportation and built environment program for Fresh Energy, a local energy and economy nonprofit. Ethan is one of the lead lobbyists for a coalition of groups trying to get transit funding passed through the state legislative session. There are at least [...]
I got some rare feedback about the Streets.mn podcast the other day, from a listener. Check it out: Hi,Thanks for the excellent podcast, I’ve been enjoying it. I was wondering if you guys would consider posting a page that’s just a reading list of all of the books that get mentioned in passing in the podcast. [...]
The podcast this week is a conversation with Ken Bradley, who is running for Minneapolis City Council in Ward 10. Ken is a longtime environmental activist and organizer and his resumé is a who’s who of Minnesota environmental organizations, including the Sierra Club, the Minnesota Environmental Partnership, and Fresh Energy. His campaign platform for Ward [...]
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