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  • Word on the Streets


    Action Alert: Support Option 1 for Hennepin Ave Reconstruction

     

    The reconstruction of Hennepin Ave S from W Lake Street to Douglas Ave presents an opportunity for us to create a street that truly puts people first. The City of Minneapolis has presented us with two options for a future layout.

    Layout Option 1 includes bike lanes, transit lanes and adequate pedestrian infrastructure.

    Layout Option 2 does not allow for bike lanes on the street.

    Of these two options, only Layout Option 1 will help us achieve our goals of making walking, biking and rolling easy and comfortable on Hennepin Avenue.

    We need to let the City of Minneapolis know that Option 1 is the only acceptable layout for the street. There are two ways to do this:

    1. Take this city survey by Friday, April 16th. Be sure to select Layout Option 1 as your preferred option in the survey.

    2. Let your city council member know that you support Layout Option 1. You can say something like  “My name is ______ and I live in Ward ___. I believe that the reconstruction of Hennepin Avenue is an unprecedented opportunity for our city to create a street that truly puts people first. I believe that bikes belong on Hennepin Avenue and therefore only support the design Option 1 presented by the city”.
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    Post-COVID-19: Ease Back Into the World by Biking

    The following is a guest blog post by local bike attorney Dan Brazil of Brazil Law Group. Brazil Law Group is a sponsor of Our Streets Minneapolis.

    There’s a light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel. As vaccines begin rolling out across the country, we can start to see the initial signs of life returning to normal. Although this is a welcome change, many of us will choose to reenter the world with ease and caution. I think biking is a great way to do just that.

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