Jonathan Honerbrink

1. Do you navigate Minneapolis by bicycle, walking, or in a wheelchair? If so, for what purposes (commuting, recreation, errands) and how often? How do you understand the experiences of residents who don't have the option to drive, particularly children, seniors, and people with a disability?

Walk. I grew up not evening having the chance to own a bike. Once it got stolen my parents couldn't afford another one. I ran the parkway through my teen years to get into shape. This was a great way to utilize Theodore wirth and other areas by my house growing up. This is a needed asset and one of the best things all people get to enjoy in Minneapolis.

2. Describe any past work or accomplishments that you have been involved with around the areas of bicycling or walking issues in your community.

None

3. What is your view on people using the trails within the park system for commuting to work, taking children to school, running errands, etc - as opposed to using the park system for exclusively recreational purposes?

I think it is great. Like I said up above. The park system was a huge part of my youth. I am glad that I got the chance to have the parks open the way they were. During the recession they closed they need to be open agin.

4. What strategies, if any, will you advance to promote racial equity in Park Board programming?

I have a 7 year plan to redevelop our structures and make them world class. 

5. Currently, the Park Board maintains only some trails and sidewalks in the winter time for walking and biking. What changes, if any, would you like to see to winter maintenance of sidewalks and trails in parks?

As any source of transportation we need it open and available. It is vital to the success of a community changing its commuter habits.

6. Park Board trails have a 10 mile-per-hour speed limit for people biking. The Board discussed potentially eliminating the speed limit in 2015, but decided against a change. What is your position on the bicycle speed limit on Park Board trails?

I would like to see it at 20, but only only bike paths only.

7. What do you hope to accomplish to make Minneapolis parks and trails better for bicycling and walking by the end of your term, if you are elected?

I think if you look at the width they can be developed larger to accomadate the bike lanes. There is accessibility to space in each of our parks for this, but it has to be phased and based on funding.

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