Betsey Buckheit

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Passenger Rail to Northfield?

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 6:05am
Although freight trains move through Northfield daily, it’s been about 45 years since the last passenger train passenger trains stopped at the Northfield Depot. Now grassroots efforts to restore passenger rail from the Twin Cities to Northfield and points south … Continue reading →
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No fun urbanism

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 6:36am
Sarah Goodyear doesn’t want us to have fun.  She complains fun urban tricks like swings, slides and games are “dangerously beside the point” of making cities safer, cleaner and more livable. I think this criticism misses the point.  Swings and … Continue reading →
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Near misses and other cycling data

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 6:59am
Recent news about cycling safety (more accurately described as cycling danger) warns cycling deaths are on the rise (…or not).  Reporting on deaths and injury-causing collisions/accidents shapes the public sense of cycling for non-cyclists because these are the numbers we have. … Continue reading →
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Taking the long view

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 4:39pm
Building a high-quality bicycle and pedestrian network doesn’t happen quickly.  This should be obvious, but at the local level where every project seems to promise to complete success or utter failure, it is helpful to remember this. The Economist just posted … Continue reading →
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Bike-cation in Northfield

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 9:18am
Bikeyface took a bike-cation somewhere near Boston, but could have been visiting Northfield instead.  Doesn’t that look like MN Trunk Highway 3 through downtown Northfield? What would a bike-cation in Northfield look like? There’s a surprising amount to do on … Continue reading →
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