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August 14, 2017
by julie
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Blaine Approves High-Density Housing; World Doesn’t End (Yet)

On a 6-1 vote on August 3, the Blaine (MN) City Council approved an actual high-density housing development. As of 11 days later, the world hasn’t ended (even if there are signs it’s trying to get there). Of course, there … Continue reading

March 31, 2012
by julie
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Update on Safe Routes to Schools in Blaine: No Go

On March 15, the Blaine City Council voted 5-2 against a design, bid and build project to build sidewalks on 91st Avenue and Jackson Street near Westwood Middle School in Blaine. The project would have been paid for 100% by … Continue reading

February 13, 2012
by julie
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Not In My Front Yard: Safe Routes Stalls in Blaine Council

Nothing quite like suburbia to make you want to grind your teeth. In September 2011, MNDOT awarded several Safe Routes to Schools grants to Anoka County suburbs to help encourage kids to walk to school. One of the projects was … Continue reading

March 12, 2011
by julie
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True Tales of Planning Breakdowns: Blaine Lakeside Park

I’ve talked quite a bit recently about how incremental change to encourage active transportation is very much dependent on working to improve existing poor development that can’t just be blown up with a do-over. I offer today a tale from … Continue reading