Twin Cities bicycling increased by 33 percent and walking increased 17 percent between 2007 to 2010, according to new data released by Bike Walk Twin Cities (BWTC), a program of Transit for Livable Communities.
These are the High Volume Increase areas:
The BWTC report is based on an official count of bicyclists and pedestrians passing designated locations in Minneapolis and St. Paul in fall 2010 and comparing this data with an identical count in fall 2007. [DETAILS.]
I’ve been playing around with an Aiptek 3D HD camcorder and fortunately for me, we’ve got a blizzard this weekend! This is what it was like driving through Minneapolis and Saint Paul in it today. You’ll need to be wearing 3D glasses and adjust the settings on the video from the 3D menu in the video player. Found at YouTube from davideerickson.
This video of a drive through Saint Paul was shot using the Aiptek 3D HD Camcorder. You’ll need to wear 3D glasses to see the effect and probably adjust your YouTube settings (using the 3D tool in the toolbar of the video), but once you’ve got all that set, it’s pretty amazing how well it works. Driving Through Saint Paul, Minnesota In 3D from David Erickson.
My favorite dish at Bascali’s Brick Oven is the Wood Roasted Chicken & Garlic over linguini with a roasted garlic sauce. I definitely recommend Bascali’s; I go to this mom and pop shop often and I’ve never been disappointed…except once I ordered the vegetarian chili by mistake, which I don’t recommend. But just because that’s not my thing. You might like it. Bascali’s Brick Oven from davideerickson at YouTube.
I stopped by the Cheeky Monkey Deli in Saint Paul on Selby Avenue yesterday and got a meatloaf sandwich to go. The meatloaf sandwich includes meatloaf, of course, as well as cheddar cheese, bacon, spicy mustard, and pickled chilies on toast. It was delicious. Found at YouTube from davideerickson.
I had some Hop Henge Friday night at The Muddy Pig in Saint Paul. They served it in these very glasses. The beer is made by Deschuetes Brewery out of Portland, Oregon, and, according to Deschuetes: “Hop Henge started its life as an India Pale Ale, but this year it was bumped up to ‘Imperial IPA’ status, with a hefty dose of additional hops.”
If you like Surly’s Furious, you’ll like Hop Henge.