'Stay Off Our Lawns': Suburbanites To Sidewalk SupportersWhen officials in the Des Moines suburb of Windsor Heights began talking about installing sidewalks to improve safety and encourage outdoor activities, they anticipated some grumbling from residents who liked the look of uninterrupted, lush lawns.
Minnesotans Clean Up After Groundhog Day BlizzardTuesday's heavy snow fall caused the drive to and from work and school to take a lot longer than normal. Even with the slower driving, there were many accidents. The Minnesota State Patrol says at least 475 vehicles wound up in the ditch. Nearly 563 others were involved in a crash, and more than 50 people were hurt.
Snow And Ice Are No Match For This Mpls. SidewalkSnow plows have been out since 3:30 a.m. Tuesday, getting ready for ice, slush and snow. "We put down the chemicals to help break up the ice that was heading our way this morning," MnDOT's Kevin Walker said.
Mpls. Residents Warned City Wants Sidewalks Cleared FasterSnow may become even more of a hassle for anyone owning property in Minneapolis. According to city officials, Minneapolis is aiming to clear sidewalks across the city quicker in 2015. Current Minneapolis ordinance requires property owners to clear sidewalks up to 24 hours after for houses and duplexes, and four daytime hours for all other properties.
Minn. Disability Council: Please Keep Sidewalks Clear It's been a rough winter to get around for everyone, but it can be especially tough for people with disabilities. The Minnesota State Council on Disability reminded people Friday about the importance of clearing out sidewalks, curbs and transit stops. Council member Colleen Casey says people with disabilities, like herself, need a clear path to be able get to work, school or the grocery store.
Walk Much? Hennepin Co. Wants Your OpinionThe many trails and paths in the Twin Cities is a major perk for pedestrian and Minneapolis resident Garrett Peterson. “To me, that’s one of the huge benefits of living in this city, and in this neighborhood, is there’s so many things that you can walk to in this area,” Peterson said. But sometimes, when you get outside the parks, that can be a bit tricky – like on the Franklin Avenue Bridge in Minneapolis.
Mpls. Recognized As 1 Of 3 Gold-Level Walkable CitiesMinneapolis has officially received national recognition for its walkability.
Minneapolis Cracks Down On Shoveling ScofflawsNot everyone is doing a good job keeping their sidewalks clear of all of the snow we've gotten this winter.