Word on the Streets

Why a 4 to 3 conversion on Lyndale Ave S?

At Our Streets Minneapolis, we’re calling for a short term safety treatment called a 4 to 3 conversion on Lyndale Ave S from Franklin Ave to 31st street. Here is some more information on this treatment and our stance.

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Ashwat Narayanan   posted by
November 20, 2020

Action Alert: We need complete streets all year!

Minneapolis has a Complete Streets Policy that states that people walking and biking should be prioritized ahead of people driving in transportation maintenance. Yet the City continues to prioritize cars over more vulnerable road users when it comes to winter maintenance.

There are two ways we want City Council to act to make our streets better places to bike, walk, and roll in the winter:

1. Prioritize winter maintenance for biking, walking, and rolling in the 2021 budget

2. Add a strategy to the Transportation Action Plan to evaluate city-led clearing of snow and ice on the pedestrian priority network

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Ashwat Narayanan   posted by
November 17, 2020

Support the Open Streets Lyndale Corridor

In response to the emerging COVID-19 pandemic earlier this spring, we decided to reschedule Open Streets Lyndale from the original date in June to October. At the time, our hope was we may be able to hold Open Streets Lyndale later in the fall. As we all know, that unfortunately was not the case. You can learn more about how we came to this decision here

Open Streets Minneapolis events do more than close streets to cars. Each event connects people to local businesses, community resources, and each other. While we are unable to come together to celebrate Open Streets Lyndale this year, we can still support those local businesses and community organizations that help make Open Streets Lyndale so fun and unique.

Check out the list below to learn just a few ways you can support Lyndale Ave S any day of the year. Have another suggestion? Let us know on social media or in the comments!

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Nick Ray Olson   posted by
October 30, 2020

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