Policies

 

Everyone matters.

 

Equity is central to our work to make Minneapolis a place where biking, walking, and rolling are easy and comfortable for everyone. Advancing equity means Our Streets Minneapolis places extra focus on engaging, reflecting, and working with communities and neighborhoods that have traditionally been left out of transportation decision-making. Learn more by reading our Equity Statement.

 

 

We all work together to create safer spaces.

 

All identities are welcome here. Safer spaces are intentional anti-oppression spaces, created with the goal of supporting and welcoming all identities, meaning all genders, races, religions, abilities, orientations, etc. Learn more by reading our Safer Spaces Policy.

 

 

Climate change is a crisis.

 

Transportation is the largest and fastest growing source of greenhouse gas in the United States. At Our Streets Minneapolis, we fight climate breakdown through our core mission to make active transportation easy and comfortable for everyone. Learn more by reading our Climate Statement.

 

 

Enforcement doesn’t make streets better.

 

We firmly believe traffic enforcement is not a good strategy to make streets better places to bike, walk, and roll. We think this because increasing traffic enforcement amplifies racial disparities. Plus, changing the way streets are designed is the most effective way to make streets places for people. Learn more on our blog, and by reading our Bicycle Citations and Arrests Report.