Word on the Streets

Statement on George Floyd, white supremacy, & our work

At Our Streets Minneapolis we are devastated by Minneapolis police killing George Floyd. His death is a tragic loss. Our thoughts are with everyone impacted by George Floyd’s death, especially his friends and family.

We are an organization dedicated to making streets places where everyone can bike, walk, and roll easily and comfortably. We know that our streets will not be safe until everyone in our community can move through them without the threat of police violence.

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Ashwat Narayanan   posted by
May 29, 2020

Announcing Open Streets Minneapolis 2020 & COVID-19 Planning

Updated May 15, 2020 to reflect the cancellation of Open Streets Franklin planned for July 12th, the cancellation of Open Streets East Lake planned for July 26th, and the addition of a date for Open Streets Nicollet, planned for September 20th. 

Open Streets Minneapolis plans to return for the 10th consecutive year. Our Streets Minneapolis is pleased to announce three Open Streets Minneapolis event dates, with two more events planned to take place at dates that are yet to be determined. 

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Emily Wade   posted by
May 15, 2020

Advocating for streets for people during COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a big impact on our work. Our staff began working from home on March 12th and will do so for the foreseeable future. A few weeks ago we shared that we won’t host any Open Streets Minneapolis events in June, and are prepared to cancel any event that poses a significant health risk. 

Now we’d like to share how we’re changing our advocacy in response to COVID-19.

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Emily Wade   posted by
April 30, 2020

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