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March 13, 2014
by julie
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Accept the Consequences of Opposing Density

If you oppose density, don’t be surprised if you don’t gain any of the benefits of density. In Blaine, there has been a very suburban kerfuffle: Within a large, multi-builder housing development, there were several commercial plots. Despite the housing … 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

January 7, 2012
by julie

A Bike Route on Snelling Avenue?

Shouts out to @reubencollins on ze Twitter for tweeting this article about people looking to have the resurfacing project on Snelling Avenue in St. Paul include bike lanes. This is a reasonably good article, with some gaps. The main gap … Continue reading

August 15, 2011
by julie

Advocacy, the Gas Tax & Depression

I’ve been a little lax with updates recently. Part of it’s been being busy. Part of it is being depressed a little about the state of things. I’ve discussed the current situation with the Transportation Bill previously. In an issue … Continue reading

April 21, 2011
by julie
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Don’t Be A Jerk At Bike Events – Yeah, You

Spring is here, and thus the season of Minnesota bicycle event rides begins. The traditional season-opener, the Minnesota Ironman, is coming up May 1, slightly later than usual this year due to the lateness of Easter. Thus, it’s an ideal … Continue reading