Bill Lindeke

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Bill Lindeke has been blogging about sidewalks and cities since 2005, ever since he read Jane Jacobs. He has a PhD in geography from the University of Minnesota, and writes the Cityscape column for Minnpost. He was born in Minneapolis, but has spent most of his time in St. Paul and serves there on the Saint Paul Planning Commission and Transportation Committee. He loves jazz, philosophy, and good news radio.
Compromise is the hallmark of politics, so when it comes to street design, it’s tempting to dole out design features like treats to unruly children: a new crosswalk for you, a drive-thru for you, a bike lane for you,...