General, Write-a-palooza 2017

Running errands by bike

This past week I had the opportunity to put my money where my mouth is, and do some errands around the neighborhood by bike. I’ve always been a big proponent of getting out of our cars and using other forms of transportation, but very often, when push comes to shove, I simply drive. My goal […]

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Blog-o-rama 2016, General

A ride on the BRT

This past weekend brought the arrival of another BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) line to the Twin Cities. Bus Rapid Transit is a special bus line that tries to function as a hybrid between a regular bus and a train. From the train side of the equation the BRT’s are pre-pay routes, with set stations that […]

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Blog-o-rama 2016, General

Equity and Interstates

Today at work I attended a Brown Bag lunch session where one of my colleagues was the guest speaker. His topic was on how policies in government have affected the development of interstates to the detriment of poor and minority populations in the Twin Cities. Urban development is something I’ve always had an interest in, […]

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Create-a-thon 2015, General

On the train

I’m a big supporter of public transit, and my new job is in a location where I can take public transportation on some of the days that I work. Today I availed myself of the bus, light rail, and train to get myself around and it was all quite pleasant. One of the big struggles […]

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