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The city streets have a grid system that's helpful if you learn it.  Minneapolis is divided into quadrants: North, South, Northeast and Southeast.  Hennepin Avenue forms the divider between streets labeled N and S near downtown.  This division continues through the smaller portion of Minneapolis east of the Mississippi, dividing it into Northeast (NE) and Southeast (SE).  Further west of downtown, this division lies along Linden Avenue, just north of the I-394 freeway. In North, Northeast and Southeast Minneapolis, all roads carry N, NE, or SE prefixes on street signs.  n South Minneapolis, the north-south avenues are marked S.  The east-west streets are marked with W or E, depending if you are west or east of Nicollet Avenue.  Even though street signs show these directions before the names, most locals read the addresses with them at the end.  Thus "York Avenue South" appears on signs as "S York Ave" and "N 33rd Ave" is pronounced "33rd Avenue North".
 
The city streets have a grid system that's helpful if you learn it.  Minneapolis is divided into quadrants: North, South, Northeast and Southeast.  Hennepin Avenue forms the divider between streets labeled N and S near downtown.  This division continues through the smaller portion of Minneapolis east of the Mississippi, dividing it into Northeast (NE) and Southeast (SE).  Further west of downtown, this division lies along Linden Avenue, just north of the I-394 freeway. In North, Northeast and Southeast Minneapolis, all roads carry N, NE, or SE prefixes on street signs.  n South Minneapolis, the north-south avenues are marked S.  The east-west streets are marked with W or E, depending if you are west or east of Nicollet Avenue.  Even though street signs show these directions before the names, most locals read the addresses with them at the end.  Thus "York Avenue South" appears on signs as "S York Ave" and "N 33rd Ave" is pronounced "33rd Avenue North".
  
Minneapolis is one of few cities to use multi-colored street signs.  The colors indicate the priority of plowing during winter storms.  Although plowing has since changed, they still indicate what sort of street.  Blue signs indicate major roads which are "Snow Emergency Routes". These are still the first to be plowed. Rust-colored signs indicate roads that run primarily east-west. Light green signs indicate roads primarily north-south. Dark green signs indicate scenic parkways that ring the city and the lakes.
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Minneapolis is one of few cities to use multi-colored street signs.  The colors o indicate the priority of plowing during winter storms.  Although plowing has since changed, they still indicate what sort of street.  Blue signs indicate major roads which are "Snow Emergency Routes". These are still the first to be plowed. Rust-colored signs indicate roads that run primarily east-west. Light green signs indicate roads primarily north-south. Dark green signs indicate scenic parkways that ring the city and the lakes.
  
 
===Public Transit===
 
===Public Transit===

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