Word on the Streets

Support Franklin Ave on Open Streets day

This Sunday, July 12th is the day we planned to hold Open Streets Franklin. Unfortunately, the event will not happen this year due to risks posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. You can learn more about how we came to this decision and our plans for the rest of the Open Streets Minneapolis season here.

Open Streets Minneapolis events do more than close streets to cars. Each event connects people to local businesses, community resources, and each other. While we're unable to come together in the street this year, we can still support local businesses and community organizations that help make Open Streets Franklin so fun and unique.

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Emily Wade   posted by
July 10, 2020

Is a Strong Bike Crash Claim Possible Without a Police Report?

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. 

Whether you wish to refrain from police involvement or simply forget to call in the heat of the moment, it’s possible to file a bike crash claim without a police report. It’s also possible to strengthen your bike crash claim by filing a crash report and gathering necessary evidence at the scene.

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Daniel Brazil   posted by
July 08, 2020

Action Alert: Let's get policing out of transportation

Yesterday a veto-proof majority of the Minneapolis City Council pledged to dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department. In its place, they committed to creating a new public safety system. At Our Streets Minneapolis we are excited to see our local government take steps toward de-policing our city. We are especially grateful to organizers with Black Visions Collective, Reclaim the Block, and MPD 150, and all of the protesters and activists who brought us to this point in Minneapolis. 

We know there is a lot of work ahead of us to make a police-free Minneapolis a reality.

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Emily Wade   posted by
June 08, 2020

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