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Introducing the Streets for People Work Group!

We are thrilled to announce the creation of the Streets for People Work Group. This volunteer work group is a combination of the Downtown Bikeways and Pedestrian Work Groups. This change enables volunteers to discuss street space holistically and more efficiently advocate for streets that deliver safety, justice, and equity regardless of a person’s identity and lived experience.

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Kenny Fennell   posted by
February 24, 2020

What Minnesota, Tennessee, & New York Can Teach Us About Biking Infrastructure

Bike crashes are currently on the slow decline around the US. Although there are many factors contributing to the decline, one of them includes the construction of protected bike lanes in many US cities. Biking infrastructure matters. In fact, studies show that protected lanes are safer for cyclists and drivers.

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Dan Brazil   posted by
January 14, 2020

Paving the Way: Colin Harris

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.  

Colin Harris was a founding member of the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition, now Our Streets Minneapolis. In those early days Colin took the lead on a very special advocacy and outreach initiative: Open Streets Minneapolis. While today Open Streets Minneapolis is a multi-event series each summer, it didn't start that way. Working closely with other dedicated volunteers, Colin organized planning meetings, signature drives, and more to convince the City to let the Bike Coalition host the very first Open Streets Minneapolis event in 2011. 

Join us as we thank Colin for building our movement and paving the way for our future. Check out the interview below to learn more about Colin's motivation for doing this work, and his vision for our city.

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Emily Wade   posted by
January 13, 2020

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