Word on the Streets

Statement on Minneapolis police killing a man at a traffic stop

Updated January 4th, 2021 to include the victim's name: Dolal Idd.

We are devastated and disturbed by Minneapolis police killing Dolal Idd at a traffic stop on Cedar Ave & 36th St Wednesday night. 

This death is a tragic loss. Our thoughts are with everyone impacted, especially Dolal Idd's friends and family. 

This loss is especially enraging coming just seven months after Minneapolis police killed George Floyd.

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Ash N   posted by
December 30, 2020

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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Ash N   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

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