How will we transform county streets?
We will transform county streets by building a community-led movement to change our transportation systems to put people first. We will do this by hosting a series of community forums along County streets like Franklin Avenue, Lake Street, W Broadway and Lyndale Avenue. We will hear from community members about the transportation challenges they face along county streets and their aspirations for what these streets could look like if we put people first. We will organize our supporters to ask Hennepin County decision-makers to take action and invest in reshaping these streets.
Why build a people-led movement?
We believe that transportation decisions should reflect the will of those who will be impacted by them. Today, many Hennepin County streets in Minneapolis do not reflect the needs, values and aspirations of those who live, work and play along them. Many of these streets are designed to move cars through them as quickly as possible. This makes it more difficult to access destinations along them by foot, bike, rolling or transit. We believe that a movement led by community members will be long lasting, impactful and reflect the views of those who’ve long been ignored in transportation decision-making.
Check out the video of our Kick-Off Online Community Forum
We plan to host a series of community forums where people can tell their unique transportation stories. Each forum will reflect the voices of those who live, work and play along county streets. Through these forums we will document the various transportation challenges people face, and build a collective vision for a better transportation future. We will help folks engage with the Hennepin County budget process, connect with their elected representatives and help get their voices into transportation decisions. We aim to hold our government agencies accountable to the people they serve.
We can achieve a street that's more easy and comfortable to bike, walk, and roll on, just by using paint to reduce and narrow car lanes.