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Transportation & Land Use

Complete Streets: More active transportation options boost Rochester plan to attract international business

Complete Streets are roads that are safer and more accessible for all users—regardless of how they choose to travel. This March and April, we’re sharing a series of Complete Streets successes across Minnesota—from Alexandria to St. Peter. First up? Rochester.

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Transportation & Land Use

This session, let’s make transportation funding a priority

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Transportation is key to creating opportunities for families and businesses across Minnesota. Without immediate action, Minnesota will lose its best talent, our businesses will experience higher costs, and we’ll fall further behind. Read about the two bills that have been introduced that provide long-term investment in Minnesota’s transportation system.

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Transportation & Land Use

Bipartisan bill for electric vehicles is a win-win

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Back in 2011, Fresh Energy conducted an intensive, six-month deep dive into the issue of plug-in electric vehicles. With the help of several local and national experts, we studied a full range of EV-related issues and policy implications. But we also wanted to address one main question: should Minnesota embrace plug in vehicles? The answer is a resounding yes.

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Clean Energy

Fresh Energy’s 2014 legislative agenda

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Minnesota’s 2014 legislative session begins on February 25, and as always, we’re pursuing a suite of policies that will make Minnesota a better place to live.

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Transportation & Land Use

Making streets complete

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What makes a community liveable? Much of the time, it’s the ease with which we can get around safely. But too often, cities and towns are designed with only cars (and traffic jams!) in mind. What if you want to walk, bike, or take transit? What if you’re disabled, elderly, or too young to drive? Can you get to your destination safely and conveniently?

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Transportation & Land Use

The benefits of Complete Streets

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Roadways that are designed with all kinds of users in mind— pedestrians, seniors, children, people with disabilities, bicyclists, transit riders, and drivers—provide a multitude of benefits. Communities with complete streets are safer, healthier, more equitable, and better for the environment.

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