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.

 

Our organization was founded as the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition. Read more about our name change here.

  • From the blog

    Why we don't support traffic enforcement

    This blog post is based in part on a presentation Elissa Schufman & Emily Wade gave at the City of Minneapolis Bicycle Advisory Committee meeting held on June 26th, 2019. 

    At Our Streets Minneapolis we firmly believe traffic enforcement is not a good strategy to make streets better places to bike, walk, and roll. 

    We know that this sets us apart from many local and national advocates who believe law enforcement is key to making streets spaces for everyone. Here in Minneapolis, the idea that we need more police enforcing traffic laws is popular in conversations about blocked bike lanes and the City of Minneapolis Vision Zero Action Plan

    Given what’s going on with these conversations in our local community, we wanted to explain why we think traffic enforcement is a bad strategy in a bit more detail.

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    Seven exciting stops at Open Streets Lake + Minnehaha 2019

    Join us this Sunday July 21st for Open Streets Lake + Minnehaha! Open Streets Minneapolis events are free events that temporarily close major thoroughfares to car traffic, opening them up for people walking, biking, rolling, and playing. Check out the Open Streets Lake + Minnehaha Facebook page or the event webpage for more details. Here are the things that I am most excited to see at Open Streets Lake + Minnehaha!

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Places for people

 

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

 

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

 

Check out our Open Streets Minneapolis sponsors at www.openstreetsmpls.org.
Learn about our Minneapolis Bike Month sponsors at www.mplsbikemonth.org.