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Apr 27, 2013

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The people opposed to it should check out the latest statistics on how Millennials are forsaking cars. The Dan Patch Line would allow St. Olaf and Carleton college kids not just a greater freedom in where to live and work while enrolled in school, but also potentially an extra hour or two every day to study while commuting instead of having to keep their attention on the road.

Republican legislators like ALEC's Minnesota queenpin Mary Kiffmeyer are busy trying to demonize bike lanes as a Minneapolis thing when lots of people in Greater Minnesota use bicycles as healthy and inexpensive everyday transportation. Similarly, many of these same legislators try to put a city/rural oppositional framing on mass transit issues, and they hate the Dan Patch proposal because it shows that Minnesotans outside of the Twin Cities would really like mass transit too.

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