Word on the Streets

2011-2012 Strategic Plan


After months of work and input from more than 40 stakeholders, we've approved our 2011-2012 Strategic Plan! It will help guide our work for the next two years. See the plan.



A big thanks to Anne Carroll of Carroll, Franck & Associates who provided excellent facilitation for the process.


Drum Roll Please... Unveiling the Logo!


Several months ago (as in last July), we decided we needed to get ourselves a logo.  If you were paying attention, you noticed we began our attempts with a logo competition... which to our surprise turned out to be controversial.  (Although we compulsively track land widths and street striping, we're not close followers of designer politics.)



So... we canceled the contest.  And, friendly designer and Saint Paul Bicycle Coalition activist Todd Zerger offered up his advice on better approaches.



We were lucky enough to have the offer of in-kind services from the designer-cyclists at Space2Burn. Thanks!!



They helped us through the process, and we're really pleased the final design results:





 





 



We like how they used the iconic Minneapolis cherry as party of the bicycle.  We also appreciate the way the sign suggests our focus on working to make bicycles normal on the streets of Minneapolis, a part of the transportation network both formally and culturally.



Our next step is to update our website and other materials with the logo, and we're working with Fourth Sector Consulting on an overall communications and membership plan.



Thanks, Space2Burn!


Thank You Lyndale Friends!




left:  starting point – CRC/Right:  results! – signatures



We had a great group show up this morning for a walk down Lyndale.  Not just any walk ~ we were out getting signatures for the Open Streets Event.  We braved 7 degree temps, falling snow, icy sidewalks, and frozen hands and feet, but it was worth it!  I can’t speak for everyone, but our group of two was pleased at the positive reception we received as we walked and knocked.  We can’t wait to see everyone again this summer without our hats, mittens, coats, and scarves, out having fun on the street.



Thank you Lyndale Friends!  We appreciate each and every signature we received and it was great to meet you.