Bicycle Connectors: Cleveland Neighborhood Association

In 2018 Our Streets Minneapolis launched the Bicycle Connectors program, a new initiative to encourage more black women, indigenous women, and women of color to bike for transportation. Cindy Vue, our Bicycle Encouragement and Volunteer Coordinator, partnered with six local organizations serving black women, indigenous women, and women of color in Minneapolis.

Each organization received support from Our Streets Minneapolis to create their own unique program to encourage more of the women they serve to bike for transportation. Funding for the Bicycle Connectors program is provided through travel demand management funds awarded by the Metropolitan Council and administered by Metro Transit.

One organization we partnered with was the Cleveland Neighborhood Association.

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Downtown Bikeways Work Group January 2019 Update

Kirsten and Andrew kicked off our first meeting of the year with introductions, and conversations about our individual resolutions for the new year. Then Andrew summarized the purpose and history of our workgroup. 

The biggest part of the meeting was some think/pair/share time about what went well last year, what didn’t go well, and what we want to continue doing, then followed by a good, in-depth discussion. 

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Voices of the Downtown/Whittier Connection: Naomi

The Downtown Bikeways work group has been talking to people that live, work, go to school, eat, or recreate along the corridor that connects downtown with Loring Heights, Stevens Square, Whittier, and neighborhoods to the south. One person that we spoke with is Naomi Z., who used to commute along the corridor. This interview has been edited and condensed for clarity.

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