Bob Sullentrop

1. Do you navigate Minneapolis by bicycle, walking, or in a wheelchair? If so, for what purposes (commuting, recreation, errands) and how often? How do you understand the experiences of residents who don't have the option to drive, particularly children, seniors, and people with a disability?

I walk at least a mile every day and sometimes two or three miles. Three years ago I had an operation and used a walker and then a cane for a couple months until I could walk without them. I did not have any problems doing this. 

2. Describe any past work or accomplishments that you have been involved with around the areas of bicycling or walking issues in your community.

I haven't had any accomplishments along those lines. 

3. What is your view on people using the trails within the park system for commuting to work, taking children to school, running errands, etc - as opposed to using the park system for exclusively recreational purposes?

I have no problem with people using park trails for commuting or for any other legal purpose. 

4. What strategies, if any, will you advance to promote racial equity in Park Board programming?

I'm not sure there is a problem with racial equity in the Park Board, but if I become aware of one I will attempt to improve the situation. 

5. Currently, the Park Board maintains only some trails and sidewalks in the winter time for walking and biking. What changes, if any, would you like to see to winter maintenance of sidewalks and trails in parks?

I am not sure if I would want any changes made. I would certainly be open to looking into the issue further once elected. 

6. Park Board trails have a 10 mile-per-hour speed limit for people biking. The Board discussed potentially eliminating the speed limit in 2015, but decided against a change. What is your position on the bicycle speed limit on Park Board trails?

I'm not sure why the limit is 10 MPH. I don't know if this is justified or not. If elected I would be open to examine whether a different limit would be more appropriate. 

7. What do you hope to accomplish to make Minneapolis parks and trails better for bicycling and walking by the end of your term, if you are elected?

I would first have to examine the issue in order to determine if there is a problem and then take action accordingly. 


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