It is with a mixture of sadness and excitement that I am announcing that I will be leaving my position at Our Streets Minneapolis. I'm so happy to have had the pleasure of serving you since 2014 as a community organizer, then as the director of community engagement.
In that time, I've had the opportunity to work with different communities around safety, protected bikeways and other bike infrastructure projects, research, fun events, and celebrations. I've lead more group rides than I can count. It's been real!
Two Bike Weeks and one Bike Month
A bazillion selfies on our Instagram
Selfies with dogs at Open Streets!
It's been a challenge and a pleasure to share my experiences about how gender and sexuality, race and safety relate to bicycle advocacy and to have worked to diversify the perspectives and voices we represent. I'm all about centering women, trans, and non-binary folks in biking! I've also been honored to lead and support many volunteer groups including the Diversity and Equity Committee, Joy Rides, and our Enforcement group.
And I've had a blast working with you!
Together with some of the great staff here, we've worked hard to create safer spaces policies, address our problematic organizational racism, collected input about so many projects like the Cedar Franklin Minnehaha intersection, the 26th and 28th protected bikeways, the Northside Greenway, and more.
8 miles of on-street protected bikeways/ Or 14 miles of total protected bikeways (including on-street protected bikeways and trails) built
Over 13,500 supporters for protected bikeways
Rebranded the organization to reflect we are advocating with pedestrians
Thank you so much for the opportunity to work with you to make Minneapolis better for people biking, walking, and rolling!
I'll be transitioning away from Our Streets, but I'm not giving up the work. You can keep up with my efforts to center FTW (Femme/Trans/Women) and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) folks in biking and beyond at greaserag.org.
Rubber side down!
The best/only gif of me biking with my cats.