Spokes & Soles

Hilary Reeves writes our "Spokes & Soles" column about biking and pedestrian issues around town. She's communications director for Bike Walk Twin Cities, an organization devoted to increase commuting by biking and walking.

Apr 09, 2014

Is there anything as commonplace in our lives that we have less familiarity with than the basic components of our streets? Certainly, there is a lively history of engagement with urban planning, from famous rebuilds of cities, such as of Paris in the 19th century or the early 20th century design ideal of curvy residential streets that was part of the Garden City movement (think of some Edina neighborhoods, for example) or the New Urbanist push for neighborhoods with sidewalks and a mix of development.


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