ENVIRONMENT & ECOLOGYBest and Worst Cities for Public Parks
In Minneapolis, the Trust for Public Land (TPL)'s highest-rated big city for public parks, 95 percent of residents (including roughly the same portion of low-income residents) live within a ten-minute walk of a city park.
OTHER VIEWSStreetcar Plan Irresponsible and Bizarre
Minneapolis Star Tribune
The City Council's former budget chair, Paul Ostrow, issued some harsh words this weekend about a plan to divert property taxes to a streetcar line, calling it "irresponsible" and "bizarre."
Jeff Wood, Reconnecting America's New Media Director and Chief Cartographer, collects news stories and blog posts about transit and transit-oriented development from around the country and posts them at TheDirectTransfer.com. Jeff then takes the top 10 articles in each of five categories and sends that out as Other Side of the Tracks email newsletter. The content of that email is then posted here.