The task of organizing tenants poses all sorts of social barriers. But physical barriers can be important too.
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“Public art has really moved away from that,” says Colleen Sheehy, executive director of Public Art Saint Paul.
Those who want to see less police enforcement offer varied solutions, including design and education approaches; regulations on devices that distract drivers; and automatic cameras for red-light running.
Thanks to both unique efforts, over the last week in Minneapolis, hundreds of people with nowhere to go have remained safe in hotel rooms for days.
“It’s a big deal,” said Amy Brendmoen, St. Paul City Council president. “We’re bracing for it both in 2020, with a revision of what we imagined this year was going to look like, and also looking down the pike at 2021 … with a different landscape and different ability to generate revenue.”
The rash of speeding comes at an odd time for Minneapolis, which launched its ambitious Vision Zero plan just last year, aimed at eliminating fatal crashes within the city.
The game is part trivia, part exercise, part competition, part art. It might be the ideal corona pastime.
With many Minnesotans staying at home, the streets are emptier than usual right now. In some ways, that makes the pandemic the ideal time for some street repair.
They’ve gotten some help at the margins, but bar owners are worried about everything from upcoming bills to potential break-ins.
It’s one of the two dozen “branch factories” that Henry Ford built to produce the Model T. It ran as a car plant for 21 years, before eventually being bought by the state in the early ’70s. It was used for office space until 2004, and has been vacant ever since.
A proposed St. Paul apartment complex has sparked a lot of pushback in the surrounding Lex-Ham, Rondo, and Frogtown neighborhoods over what the building would do to affordability in the area.
The average annual number of fatal and severe crashes in the city has bounced around 100 for a decade, and that’s even with a lot of recent safety improvements.
The Dec. 28 storm resulted in around 500 crashes, dozens of severe injuries, and two deaths.
Shop windows still sit at the center of an ongoing debate in planning circles about how to foster street life.
Music sets a mood, creates a vibe, and can be an acoustic welcome mat for people to enjoy themselves in the city. Or, if you prefer, it pollutes the atmosphere and inflicts ear worms on innocent passers-by.
Once folks get enrolled, their card is registered under their name for a year, allowing them to get dollar fares at any fare box or light rail station.
Both counties are aggressively replacing four-lane street designs with a three-lane concept, where turning traffic takes up a center lane.
The compromises forged at the end of last year’s legislative session included a new law that allows Minnesota cities to set their own speed limits on city streets.
Combating the chaos of pick-up and drop-off.
On a 5-3 vote, the Heritage Preservation Commission (HPC) gave the budding district the go-ahead Tuesday to receive further study and potential design guidelines that could shape future development in the 3.2 acre area.