Word on the Streets

Advocating for Accessible Sidewalks Year-round

Minneapolis sidewalks are covered with snow and ice for up to half of the calendar year. If even a single property owner fails to clear their sidewalk, an entire block can become impassable. This is an issue of accessibility but also of safety and equity. Unclear sidewalks can cause serious injury through falls or forced necessity to use the street, and disproportionately impacts people of color, people with low income, and disabled people, all of whom are more likely to rely on walking, rolling, and transit for transportation.

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What to Do if You Witness a Bicycle Accident

What to Do if You Witness a Bicycle Accident

I’ve learned that Minneapolis bikers are a conscientious community. From sharing the best bike clubs to helping with bicycle repair, the bikers here look out for each other.

That includes when bicycle accidents happen. Even the most cautious biker can take a terrifying fall and sustain serious injuries. If you ever witness a bicycle accident that involves a potentially negligent driver, there are things you can do to help. 

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Join the Our Streets Minneapolis Board of Directors!

Our Streets Minneapolis is looking for community members interested in joining our Board of Directors to contribute towards our mission of putting people first on our city’s streets! See the full job description here.

To express interest, please respond to the following questions by sending up to one written page, video or voice message (up to 3 min long) to Joe Mitchell, Board president, at [email protected].

  1. Why are you interested in serving on the Board? 
  2. Why is our mission of advancing biking, walking, and rolling in Minneapolis important to you? 
  3. What would you like to learn or gain from your service?
  4. What areas of expertise and experiences would you bring to the Board?

You may also (very optionally!) submit a resume if you wish.

If you have any questions, please contact Joe at [email protected]


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Haley Foydel   posted by
October 04, 2022

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