Many streets are loud, have frequent crashes, and lack safe places to walk and bike. This is especially true of neighborhoods in the Twin Cities that have been historically redlined and impacted by racial covenants and divestment. It doesn't have to be that way.
Conventionally, the process for street design has little input from the community and leaves few—often dissatisfactory—options. Join us as we create pathways for community-preferred street design alternatives while celebrating the uniqueness of the neighborhoods in which they're located. Together, we can share input on public projects and street reconstruction, making the streets of the Twin Cities safer and more equitable.
While it might not be at the front of your mind, the way streets are designed in your community impacts your likelihood of being involved in a crash, your ability to get around without a car, and the quality of the air you breathe. Universal design is a street planning approach that prioritizes accessibility, mobility, and usability. It’s centered on the vision that everyone should be able to comfortably and easily use our streets. Instead of designing streets for cars, we should incorporate universal design and design streets to be vibrant spaces that support the many ways that people get around.
Imagine events are block parties with purpose—empowering communities and helping you feel more connected to the street redesign process. Imagine events are means to develop and advocate for street solutions that directly benefit neighboring residents and represent the cultural richness and diversity of the neighborhood.
- A block party celebrating the uniqueness of the surrounding neighborhood
- An opportunity to meet your neighbors and be in community
- A space to imagine a better future together
- A pathway to community self-determination
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