Vision Zero is an international effort to eliminate traffic related deaths and serious injuries. Vision Zero was founded in Sweden over 20 years ago and has since spread to cities across the globe.
The City of Minneapolis passed a City Council Resolution committing to reducing traffic related deaths and serious injuries in September 2017. This summer, the City hired a Vision Zero Coordinator* and began to work out the details around how Vision Zero will work in Minneapolis.Read more
Would you like to connect more folks in your community with resources and support to bike for transportation? Apply to be a Bicycle Connector!
The Bicycle Connector program at Our Streets Minneapolis is an initiative where we partner with local organizations to help folks who belong to underrepresented communities overcome barriers to biking. We do this because we know the streets in our city aren't spaces that are comfortable for everyone. Different communities have different barriers to biking. And we know folks who are already working in a community are the best ones to help their peers overcome those barriers.Read more
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 Cultural Wellness Center.Read more