Word on the Streets

De-policing our streets

George Floyd was killed by the Minneapolis Police Department  on May 25th. Since then, Black community members and others risked their bodies in protest, sparking a movement that is now international. Their work and their sacrifice is resulting in direct change. With pressure from local activists, the University of Minnesota decided to divest from the Minneapolis Police Department (MPD), as did the Minneapolis Park Board and Minneapolis Public Schools.

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Ashwat Narayanan   posted by
June 04, 2020

Statement on George Floyd, white supremacy, & our work

At Our Streets Minneapolis we are devastated by Minneapolis police killing George Floyd. His death is a tragic loss. Our thoughts are with everyone impacted by George Floyd’s death, especially his friends and family.

We are an organization dedicated to making streets places where everyone can bike, walk, and roll easily and comfortably. We know that our streets will not be safe until everyone in our community can move through them without the threat of police violence.

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Ashwat Narayanan   posted by
May 29, 2020

Open Streets Minneapolis 2020 & COVID-19 Planning

Updated June 5, 2020 to reflect the cancellation of Open Streets Franklin planned for July 12th, the cancellation of Open Streets East Lake planned for July 26th, and the cancellation of Open Streets Northeast planned for August 2nd. 

Open Streets Minneapolis plans to return for the 10th consecutive year. Our Streets Minneapolis plans to host two Open Streets Minneapolis events in September, with two more events potentially taking place in October.

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Emily Wade   posted by
May 15, 2020

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