Posts Categorized: Transit and Transportation

Twin Cities lower residential speed limits, improving community safety

Posted by & filed under Loon Commons blog, Transit and Transportation.

By Matt Doll, Minnesota Environmental Partnership Last week, the cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul announced a major policy change to increase safety for pedestrians, drivers, and cyclists in both cities: the vast majority of road miles within the two cities will have speed limits decreased from 30 mph to 20 mph, while arterial street speeds will be pegged… Read more »

Empowering Minnesotans to start clean commuting

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By Matt Doll, Minnesota Environmental Partnership – (@mattjdoll) Two weeks ago, we reported on efforts to making Minnesota’s transportation sector – our number one source of carbon emissions – cleaner and healthier. In that issue, we focused on electrifying fossil-fueled vehicles. But an even more efficient part of the solution is reducing reliance on motor vehicles… Read more »

We stand together around shared priorities

Posted by & filed under biking, Clean Water, Defense, Legislature, Loon Commons blog, Pollinators, Transit and Transportation, Water.

Minnesota’s Great Outdoors is more than just the beautiful natural spaces, clean lakes, prairie lands and forests. It’s about the health and vitality of our people and communities. The coalition members of the Minnesota Environmental Partnership believe that economic prosperity and environmental stewardship are not mutually exclusive. They go hand in hand. Our state’s growth… Read more »

New Poll Shows Strong Public Support for Transit, Walking and Biking Projects

Posted by & filed under State Budget, transit, Transit and Transportation.

Transit for a Stronger Economy, a new broad-based, statewide coalition, today released polling results showing strong public support for transit, bicycling, and walking projects. The poll, conducted in January by the bipartisan team of Fairbanks, Maslin, Maullin, Metz & Associates (D) and Public Opinion Strategies (R), found that public transportation is broadly supported, even by… Read more »

Clean your boats: Minnesotans get it, why doesn’t the EPA?

Posted by & filed under Great Lakes, Loon Commons blog, Transit and Transportation, Water.

“Pick It or Ticket.” That’s a tortured line of poetry, but it sums up the message the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is sending to Minnesota boaters. When you trailer your boat from one lake to another, you have to clean it thoroughly. Otherwise, you could be transporting aquatic invasive species like zebra mussels or… Read more »

Budget Bites: House plan derails transit, Senate proposes lesser cuts

Posted by & filed under Energy, Funding for the Environment, Health, Legislature, State Budget, Transit and Transportation.

[Editor’s note: In an effort to help inform our members about state and federal budget issues, Minnesota Environmental Partnership is working with the Minnesota Budget Project to cross-post updates about the budget.] Transit is a basic public service, getting people to and from work and school, and reducing congestion and pollution. Public transit helps the… Read more »