Minneapolis

How Lindström Got Its Dots Back

Thanks to some sweeping government action, umlauts have returned to highway signs for this Minnesota town.

How the Twin Cities Are Closing Their Big Workforce Diversity Gap

Local leaders are using a "do-test-learn" approach that other cities can emulate.

Don't Expect to Ride in Driverless Buses Anytime Soon

But partial autonomous technology can still improve transit systems.

Why the Justice Department Chose These 6 Cities for Its Police-Community Relations Pilot

The government hopes they can serve as a blueprint for others across the country.

2 Notes of Caution on America's 'Record' Mass Transit Year

The dominance of New York, and the decline of bus ridership.

Minneapolis's White Lie

Despite being applauded by many, the "miraculous" prosperity of the Twin Cities is only a reality for a certain slice of their population.

Why Is America Dotted with Giant, Concrete Arrows?

These old air-mail beacons are visible all over the land (if you know where to look).

What Does Living 'Close' to Transit Really Mean?

New studies suggest proximity to transit is quite flexible and could extend to a mile out.

Why an Affluent Suburb Rallied Behind Affordable Housing

A church and an interfaith housing group got Edina, Minnesota, to back a new project for at-risk youth—although a few holdouts remain.

Bike-Share Is (Still) Struggling to Reach Poor People Across North America

Charting the equity problem in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.

Back to School: A Former Minneapolis Mayor Teaches 'Mayor 101'

Devout urbanist R.T. Rybak thinks his students can be better mayors and city planners than he was.

The Future of Transportation Is Not All Flying Cars

What we've learned from our 9-month series on tomorrow's urban mobility.

A Basic Shelter Can Make the Wait for the Bus Feel Shorter

Twin Cities riders believed transit arrived more quickly at shelters or stations compared with stops at curbside signs.

How to Save America's Crumbling Bridges While Congress Gets Its Funding Act Together

Infrastructure sensors can detect safety hazards, improve traffic flows, and even help generate revenue.

City Maps Made by Judgmental Jerks

These fearlessly biased maps point out areas of "religious wackadoodles," "white guilt," and "Kardashian watchers."

The Most Persuasive Evidence Yet that Bike-Share Serves as Public Transit

It substitutes for short trips in the core, and expands service on the outskirts.

This Really Might Be the Nicest Bike-Share System in the United States

A Twin Cities-based service based on Minnesota values is embraced by an unexpectedly robust marketplace.

A Surprising Number of Bank Robbers Use Mass Transit for Their 'Getaway'

In the modern city, criminality meets multimodality.

Head Injuries Didn't Rise in Bike-Share Cities. They Actually Fell

In fact, head injuries declined about 14 percent after cities started bike-sharing programs.