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Transit Oriented Development

With the inauguration of the Hiawatha Line light rail in 2004, the Twin Cities, which once had an extensive street railway system, returned to the fold. Today some of the best and brightest local urbanists, planners, and leaders are solidly on the side of letting the transit hubs and corridors lead the way in development. The Central Corridor extension of the line into Saint Paul is an opportunity for a whole range of for-profit and nonprofit corporations and other concerned  organizations to find ways to both mitigate the disruption that construction will cause and turn the Corridor itself into a place where development benefits everybody.



Holiday Shopping on the Green Line: A Selection of Locally Owned Shops by Stop

Now that the holiday shopping season is upon us, Metro Transit riders in search of the perfect gifts can ride the 11-mile-long Green Line for an adventurous day that includes stops at dozens of locally owned stores. Here's a guide to get you started.  

Chinatown is one of DC's most congested neighborhoods.

In growing cities, parking challenges require creative solutions

As more people move to cities, how can rapidly developing neighborhoods tackle parking challenges without gobbling up valuable urban space for off-street lots?

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5 Stops Not To Miss on the Blue Line

Metro Transit's Green Line just celebrated its first anniversary and MSP’s transit community is abuzz with a bevy of planned or under-construction projects. But there's sill plenty to see and do along MSP’s original light rail line, the Blue Line. Get reacquainted with your hometown with these five Blue Line stops.


An Urbanist's Dream: New MSP Innovation District Would Create National Standard for City Building

The Prospect North Partnership has created an ambitious, innovative vision for development and urban problem solving along University Avenue that could set a national standard for 21st-century city building.


Pedals and Pints: A Guide to Your Own Bike Friendly Brewery Tour

All of these homegrown breweries are located on or near major bikeways, making for convenient — and safe — access. String two or three of these bike-friendly breweries together for a pedal-powered, DIY brewery tour.  
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