Word on the Streets

A Year of Progress Toward Transportation Equity

As the year draws to a close, we are taking a moment to reflect on the remarkable journey we've been on in 2023. It has been a year of challenges, triumphs, and, most importantly, progress in our mission to make our streets places where people can easily and comfortably walk, bike, roll, and use public transit.

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José Antonio Zayas Cabán   posted by
December 27, 2023

Make the Midtown Greenway Accessible for All

Hennepin County is working to improve access to the Midtown Greenway. There is currently no ADA-compliant entrance to the Greenway in the Whittier neighborhood. The county has identified an existing path through the Soo Line Garden, a community garden on land owned by the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB), which it intends to adapt into an accessible ramp. However, in spite of the county's assurance that this construction would have minimal impact on the garden, and little evidence to the contrary, the gardeners have maintained a strong opposition to this project.

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Our Streets Minneapolis   posted by
December 14, 2023

The Future of Open Streets Minneapolis Remains Uncertain Despite City Council’s Unanimous Budget Amendment

In August, the City of Minneapolis Public Works Department ended the partnership with Our Streets Minneapolis hosting Open Streets Minneapolis, a beloved community event and hallmark of summer for many Minneapolis residents. There was no advance discussion of ending the partnership or the future of the event series.

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Carly Ellefsen   posted by
December 02, 2023

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