Word on the Streets

Hennepin Ave S should set a new gold standard

The City of Minneapolis will reconstruct Hennepin Ave S from Douglas Ave to Lake St in 2023. Right now, Hennepin’s four lanes of undivided car traffic make it a stressful place to bike, walk, and roll, despite the many local businesses that make it an engaging place to be. This reconstruction is a once in a generation opportunity for us to make Hennepin Ave S the thriving, connected, people-centered street we know it can be.

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Ashwat Narayanan   posted by
December 17, 2020

2020 year in review & financial update

We began 2020 planning the 10th Open Streets Minneapolis season and gearing up to launch a new advocacy campaign featuring many in-person community meetings. 

In early March when COVID-19 descended on our city, we shifted to remote offices and worked with our local partners to identify how we could adjust our programs and advocacy work.

In May when Minneapolis police killed George Floyd, we recommitted to uprooting white supremacy in our work, supporting our staff, and advocating for better streets without relying on policing. 

As our city fights a pandemic, confronts a long history of racism, and combats the climate crisis, we continue to build the equitable, sustainable transportation system our communities need now and in the future.

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Emily Wade   posted by
December 15, 2020

Our verdict on the Transportation Action Plan

In March 2019, we wrote a blog post laying out our priorities for the draft Transportation Action Plan (TAP). This plan will guide transportation policy in the city for the next ten years. Earlier this month, Minneapolis City Council voted to adopt the final version of the plan. You can find the final version of the Transportation Action Plan online now

Let’s take a look at the final version of TAP, and see how well our priorities are represented in it.

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Ashwat Narayanan   posted by
December 14, 2020

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