Our Streets Minneapolis works for a city where biking, walking, and rolling are easy and comfortable for everyone. 


 We envision a city where:

    • Biking, walking, and rolling are easy and joyful for people of all backgrounds and identities in all parts of Minneapolis;
    • Streets and trails are vibrant community spaces with people walking and biking year-round;
    • Kids and families feel safe and comfortable walking and biking to neighborhood schools, parks, and businesses;
    • Older adults and people with mobility challenges are healthy, independent, and connected with their communities through streets and sidewalks designed for them; and
    • Abundant biking and walking contributes to happy people, a healthy environment, and a strong economy.


Read more about our name change here.





Rendering of protected bikeways on Hennepin Ave

Our Streets Minneapolis current advocacy priorities

We are working to make streets safer for everyone walking, biking, and rolling. See our first-ever walking priorities and our 2017 biking priorities here

Thanks to everyone who offered input into our prioritization process--your input was very helpful and these priorities reflect what you told us should be the highest priorities.

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  • From the blog

    What are your Walk/Bike/Roll Park Board Dreams?

    When it comes to bike-friendly rankings, Minneapolis has long outperformed our climate, even before we began serious investment in safe spaces to bike. That’s a result of the incredible Minneapolis Park trail network. The Park and Recreation Board got an early start building bike trails along Kenwood Parkway in 1895 and along Lake Harriet in 1896. (Check out more of our city’s early bikeway history in this chapter of the Minneapolis Master Bike Plan.)

    The Grand Rounds was created as a recreational network. Because it circles the whole city (save the unfinished section in northeast/southeast) and connects to Downtown along the river, it puts most Minneapolitans close to a continuous protected bikeway with access to every corner of the city. When I moved to Minneapolis in 1996, the parks were great, and the streets… well, while rideable, they weren’t for the timid.



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    Downtown Bikeways May Report

    Thank you to Anna for taking the notes for this blog and to Sara for serving as photographer.

    This May evening was as beautiful as April was snowy (catch up on our April work here). All the Dunn Bros bike racks (and sign posts for half a block in every direction) were filled to overflowing by the time the 12 of us all got settled. Our crew grew again, with three new people joining us (welcome Jesse and Nicky and Aaron).

    We’ve finally settled on a standing meeting time: the first Monday of the month, from 6-7:30. Put June 4th on your calendar (but note that in July we’re postponing by a week due to the 4th of July). Come join our mighty band of organizers!


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Places for people



A big thank you to the sponsors and supporters who help make Our Streets Minneapolis successful!


Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota


Airtex Design Group | Bicycle Alliance of MN | Daniel Brazil Law Offices | Dero Bike Racks | Dorsey and Whitney Foundation | JAMF Software | The McKnight Foundation | Quality Bicycle Products (QBP) | Ride on Realty | Town Hall Brewery


For a complete list of Open Streets Minneapolis supporters, visit www.openstreetsmpls.org.
For a complete list of Minneapolis Bike Month supporters, visit www.mplsbikemonth.org.