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 networkRead more
November 17, 2020
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!Read more
October 30, 2020
In September we hosted a kick-off event for our newest advocacy campaign: County Streets for People! We’re so grateful to everyone who attended the kick-off event, including our speakers Anthony Taylor Theba, Felicia Perry, Maria Cristina Tavera, Robert Lilligren, Xavier Tavera, and Will Lumpkins.
Through County Streets for People we are organizing local communities to co-create a vision for better County-owned streets in Minneapolis. We’re focusing on streets owned & operated by Hennepin County because these are some of the worst streets in our city.Read more
October 29, 2020