In praise of walk-up windows: A coffee window in Minneapolis
"What makes Roundtable’s window so great is its deceptively simple space, both well-thought out and subtle. The brick wall shades the window until the afternoon, a key for summer days...the roof of the one-story building drains into a custom rain garden that Person had installed."
Minneapolis Wants to Be the ‘Bus Rapid Transit Capital of North America’
"In Minneapolis, BRT buses like the D Line operate mostly in traffic, with some signal prioritization to trigger green lights when they’re falling behind schedule. Allowing riders to prepay fares reduces idling time as well. Metro officials say the BRT lines run about 25 percent faster than the regular bus."