Word on the Streets

Seven exciting stops at Open Streets UMN + Motley 2019

Join us this Sunday September 8th for Open Streets UMN + Motley! Open Streets Minneapolis events are free events that temporarily close major thoroughfares to car traffic, opening them up for people walking, biking, rolling, and playing. Check out the Open Streets UMN + Motley Facebook page or the event webpage for more details. Here are the things that I am most excited to see at Open Streets UMN + Motley!

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Carmela Ortiz Menendez   posted by
September 04, 2019

Answers to common questions about traffic enforcement

Folks using many modes of transportation at 3rd Ave S & the light rail in Minneapolis

A few weeks ago we wrote a blog post about traffic enforcement in Minneapolis. We explained why we don’t think it's a good strategy to make streets better places to walk, bike and roll.

Since then we’ve heard from many of you. Many of you supported our position, while others disagreed. We thought we’d address some of the questions we heard in the community and on social media.

Here are three common questions folks asked, and our responses to them:

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Ashwat Narayanan   posted by
August 30, 2019

Crashes: could our systems be at fault?

Bike crashes occur for many reasons, from drivers opening car doors without care to cyclists getting caught in the rain during their commute, resulting in a crash due to low visibility and slick streets. Yet, those aren't the only variables at play in traffic crashes. Could your systems and infrastructure be to blame? 

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Dan Brazil   posted by
August 20, 2019

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