Word on the Streets

2019 Year in Review & Update on our Financial Situation

From welcoming a new Executive Director to celebrating our 10th anniversary, 2019 has been a huge year for us. 

At Our Streets Minneapolis we are grateful for your continued support as we work for a city where biking, walking, and rolling are easy and comfortable for everyone. With only six staff this year, we depended on our local community to make this all happen. Thank you for working toward our shared vision of a city that puts people first!  

Join us as we look back on all we accomplished together this year and look ahead to what we have planned for 2020. Plus, be sure to read to the end of this post for an update on our financial situation.

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Emily Wade   posted by
December 23, 2019

Paving the Way: Grant Boelter

As Our Streets Minneapolis celebrates our 10th anniversary, we're taking a look back at some of the volunteers and groups that helped us get where we are today. As a community driven organization, we depend on local folks lending their skills and time to our movement.  

Grant Boelter started volunteering with our organization in 2011 when it was called the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition and went on to serve on our Board of Directors from 2013 to 2018. Grant's work with Our Streets Minneapolis includes advocating for protected bike lanes on streets like Washington Avenue downtown, and lending his expertise to our fundraising and communications work. 

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Emily Wade   posted by
December 20, 2019

Pedestrian Work Group November 2019 Update

At their November 2019 meeting, Pedestrian Work Group members recognized the need to prioritize winter sidewalk maintenance in the 2020 City of Minneapolis budget. We support the additional resources for maintenance in the budget. Ash and Abigail Johnson, chair of the Minneapolis Pedestrian Advisory Committee met Council Member Linnea Palmisano to deliver over 300 postcards supporting improved winter sidewalk maintenance--just a fraction of the over 1,000 postcards we collected. Increased funding for winter sidewalk maintenance will likely remain in the budget--as revealed in the budget mark-up meeting December 6th.

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Paul Jahn   posted by
December 10, 2019