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Once home to railway workers, this residential neighborhood is now a melting pot of students from the U of M and Augsburg College, countercultural young families in starter homes, and Somalis, Ethiopians, Oromo, and Eritreans from the Horn of Africa. The venerable Seward Co-Op grocery and the collectively run Seward Café are hardy, updated survivals of the neighborhood's hippie past, while the nonprofit Seward Redesign community development organization rethinks the urban fabric on a neighborhood scale.

Seward Features

How a Car-Free Lifestyle Led to a More Experience-Based Life

A transit user and cyclist explains why he traded the conveniences of car ownership for an “experience-based lifestyle.”

Cycling in the Cities: Seven New Local Inventions for Bike Enthusiasts Here and Around the Globe

The Twin Cities is a leader in bicycle use and a major innovator in bicycle design and technology. The seven inventions profiled here have, or will have, an impact on the local and global cycling industry. And the pace of innovation shows no sign of slowing down.    

Q+A: Shawn Combs Walding, MnDOT's Transit Advantages Coordinator

We recently sat down with Shawn Combs Walding, MnDOT’s Transit Advantages Coordinator for the Twin Cities Metro District to discuss alternative transportation in the Twin Cities, what local entities can do to promote transit use, and how easy it really is to be car-free. 

How Being "Car Ownership Free" Led to Healthy Living, Community Organizing and Embracing Transit

Two years ago, Lars Christiansen and Nancy Fischer sold their car and plunged into the Twin Cities’ rich network of public and alternative modes of transportation, which led to a healthier lifestyle and innovating the Friendly Streets Initiative.  

The Real-World Impacts of Creative Placemaking in MSP

NEA, ArtPlace and others have poured millions of dollars toward creative placemaking projects in the Twin Cities in recent years. What are the street-level results of those investments?
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