Word on the Streets

Healthy Trips, Healthy City: A Minneapolis Attorney's Perspective

The following is a guest blog post by local bike attorney Dan Brazil of Brazil Law Group. Brazil Law Group is a sponsor of Our Streets Minneapolis. 

I’ve lived in Uptown Minneapolis ever since I finished law school. One of the reasons I chose to live in Uptown was the proximity to the Chain of Lakes, bike trails and jogging paths. Plus, I’m close to the stores, restaurants and essential services I rely on for my day-to-day needs.

I enjoy being able to walk places, bike to work, and get around on public transportation. That’s why I’m super stoked about Our Streets’ new project: Healthy Trips, Healthy City

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Brazil Law Group   posted by
October 12, 2020

Support the Open Streets Minnehaha Corridor

We had planned for Open Streets Minnehaha to occur in October this year. Unfortunately, the event will not happen due to risks posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. 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 Minnehaha this year, we can still support those local businesses and community organizations that help make Open Streets Minnehaha so fun and unique.

Check out the list below to learn just a few ways you can support Minnehaha Ave any day of the year. Have another suggestion? Let us know on social media or in the comments!

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Nick Ray Olson   posted by
October 09, 2020

Hennepin Ave S Reconstruction Advocacy Guide

Hennepin Ave S will be reconstructed from Douglas Ave to Lake St in 2023. Hennepin Ave S is a City-owned street that is home to many Minneapolis residents and beloved businesses. This reconstruction provides an opportunity to make Hennepin Ave S a beacon of the City's Complete Streets Policy that makes tangible progress on their climate and mode share goals to get more people taking more trips by biking, walking, rolling, and taking transit. 

City mode share goal chart showing a planned reduction in car trips and increase in bike, walk, and transit trips 

City of Minneapolis Mode Share Goals by year 2030

This is a guide to help organize your thoughts for a people-centered Hennepin Ave S. This document is continuously updated based on your ideas and needs. Please reach out to discuss additions and provide feedback on the guide itself.

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Kenny Fennel   posted by
September 29, 2020

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