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Streets.mn is dedicated to expanding the conversation about transportation, urban design, and public space issues in the Twin Cities and Greater Minnesota.

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Streets.mn is dedicated to expanding the conversation about transportation, urban design, and public space issues in the Twin Cities and Greater Minnesota.

    Inside Bemidji's Plan To Attract Teleworkers

    Inside Bemidji's Plan To Attract Teleworkers

    Early in the pandemic, Bemidji offered to pay teleworkers to move there. Let's take a trip up north to find out how it went!
    Links 218 Relocate Similar program in Tulsa Paul Bunyan Communications Attributions Our theme song is Tanz den Dobberstein, and our interstitial song is Puck’s Blues. Both tracks used by permission of their creator, Erik Brandt. Find out more about his band, The Urban Hillbilly Quartet, on their website.
    This episode was hosted and edited by Ian R Buck, and transcribed by Sherry Johnson. We’re always looking to feature new voices on the show, so if you have ideas for future episodes, drop us a line at podcast@streets.mn.
    Many thanks to our guests on this episode: Dave Hengel, Rita Albrecht, Jordan Lutz, and especially the relocators Aaron Coburn, Val Kinnane & trailing spouse Scott.
    Transcript Find the full transcript on our website.

    • 56 min
    Statewide Conversations From The Bike/Walk Summit

    Statewide Conversations From The Bike/Walk Summit

    We took the opportunity at BikeMN's summit on capitol hill to chat with activists from across the state about cycling in their communities.
    Episode Chapters 00:00 | Intro 00:46 | Alice Tibbetts, Duluth 15:46 | Ben Scheidel, Mankato 33:04 | The Parklet 34:23 | Glen Kajewski and Andy Miller, Thief River Falls 52:21 | Outro Attributions Our theme song is Tanz den Dobberstein, and our interstitial song is Puck’s Blues. Both tracks used by permission of their creator, Erik Brandt. Find out more about his band, The Urban Hillbilly Quartet, on their website.
    This episode was hosted and edited by Ian R Buck, and transcribed by Parker Seaman aka Strongthany. We’re always looking to feature new voices on the show, so if you have ideas for future episodes, drop us a line at podcast@streets.mn.
    Transcript Find the transcript on our website.

    • 53 min
    How City Policy Gets Made With Kathy Lantry & Amy Brendmoen

    How City Policy Gets Made With Kathy Lantry & Amy Brendmoen

    Kathy Lantry and Amy Brendmoen collectively spent three decades on Saint Paul City Council, each serving as Council President for part of that time. We get their insider perspective about the process of how policy gets made and budgets set, how things changed as more women joined the council, and what they wish they had more time to accomplish.

    Attributions
    Our theme song is Tanz den Dobberstein, and our interstitial song is Puck’s Blues. Both tracks used by permission of their creator, Erik Brandt. Find out more about his band The Urban Hillbilly Quartet on their website.

    This episode was produced by Sherry Johnson, edited by Parker Seaman aka Strongthany, and hosted and transcribed by Ian R Buck. We’re always looking to feature new voices on the show, so if you have ideas for future episodes, drop us a line at podcast@streets.mn.

    Transcript
    Find the full transcript on our website.

    • 58 min
    Zoning Constraints And Mixed-Use Corridors: A Conversation With Spencer Miller-Johnson

    Zoning Constraints And Mixed-Use Corridors: A Conversation With Spencer Miller-Johnson

    Spencer Miller-Johnson, Senior City Planner for the City of St. Paul, joins Sherry for a lively conversation about zoning and land use. Spencer helps us unpack a city report on its East Grand Avenue Overlay Study. He also shares about the city’s planning philosophies, why he’s passionate about form-based codes, and what keeps him up at night. Hear about how you can help guide potential zoning changes during the study’s public comment period through March 29.

    Links
    EGAOD Study Report The Study’s Webpage, with Contact Information for Public Input Grand Avenue Special District Sign Plan 2021 Video Interview with Merritt Clapp-Smith about District 16’s 2005 Plan & the history of the EGAOD Further listening: nerding out with street engineers about potholes Further listening: other rezoning efforts in Saint Paul and Minneapolis
    Attributions
    Our theme song is Tanz den Dobberstein, and our interstitial song is Puck’s Blues. Both tracks used by permission of their creator, Erik Brandt. Find out more about his band The Urban Hillbilly Quartet on their website.

    This episode was produced and transcribed by Sherry Johnson, and was edited and hosted by Ian R Buck. We’re always looking to feature new voices on the show, so if you have ideas for future episodes, drop us a line at podcast@streets.mn.

    Transcript
    Find the episode transcript on our website.

    • 57 min
    The Adopted Advantage: Better Bus Stops Featuring You!

    The Adopted Advantage: Better Bus Stops Featuring You!

    You may have noticed bus stops in the Twin Cities with signs naming someone who adopted them. That's right, Metro Transit now has an Adopt-a-stop program! They recently hosted an appreciation brunch, so we went and chatted with other adopters about how they're liking the program.

    Links
    Find out if your local stop or shelter is getting upgrades Become a stop adopter Report issues with stops and facilities Safety and Security Action Plan We referenced the December 2022 fact sheet extensively Parklet: Crosswalk button cheat code
    Attributions
    Special thanks to Jeremiah Cox, the All Star behind Adopt-A-Stop at Metro Transit, General Manager Lesley Kandaras, every adopter that we chatted with for this episode and every future adopter that is listening right now.

    Our theme song is Tanz den Dobberstein, and our interstitial song is Puck’s Blues. Both tracks used by permission of their creator, Erik Brandt. Find out more about his band The Urban Hillbilly Quartet on their website.

    This episode was produced by Stina Neel, edited and transcribed by Parker Seaman aka Strongthany, and hosted by Ian R Buck. We’re always looking to feature new voices on the show, so if you have ideas for future episodes, drop us a line at podcast@streets.mn.

    Transcript Find the full transcript on our website.

    • 45 min
    The 2024 Urbanist Legislative Agenda

    The 2024 Urbanist Legislative Agenda

    Building on the momentum from last year's historic Minnesota State legislative session, several organizations are bringing ambitious transportation and land use proposals to the table this year.

    Links
    2023 Legislative Wrap-up   Neighbors for More Neighbors   Streets.mn episode on Land Value Tax   Rumble Strip episode about road maintenance   Bike Walk Summit on Capitol Hill: March 14
    Attributions
    Our theme song is Tanz den Dobberstein, and our interstitial song is Puck’s Blues. Both tracks used by permission of their creator, Erik Brandt. Find out more about his band The Urban Hillbilly Quartet on their website.

    This episode was hosted, edited, and transcribed by Ian R Buck. We’re always looking to feature new voices on the show, so if you have ideas for future episodes, drop us a line at podcast@streets.mn.

    Transcript
    Find the full transcript on our website.

    • 54 min

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