One of the ways we make Minneapolis a better place for folks to bike, walk, and roll is by engaging local communities in our advocacy work. Right now our advocacy focus is changing Minneapolis streets owned by Hennepin County so they put people first.
Our past advocacy successes include:
Open Streets Minneapolis
Open Streets Minneapolis is an annual event series that temporarily closes major streets to car traffic, opening them to people waking, biking, and connecting with neighbors. We host these events in partnership with the City of Minneapolis.
The events help us experience streets as public spaces, leading to transformative changes in our thinking and urban planning.
Visit Open Streets Minneapolis to learn more and find upcoming events.
Minneapolis Bike Month
Each May we partner with the City of Minneapolis to encourage more people to use a bike to get around. The largest event in Minneapolis Bike Month is Twin Cities Bike to Work Day. On Bike to Work Day we host commuter pit stops around the metro where folks biking by can find special treats, support, and community resources.
#WeWalkMpls is a story sharing project to celebrate walking and encourage more people to walk to get around. We partner with the City of Minneapolis to carry out this project. Check out #WeWalkMpls on Twitter and Instagram to see the stories people are sharing about walking in our city.
Bicycle Connectors was a two year program where we collaborated with local organizations to get more people on bikes. The mission of this program was to use bicycling as a vehicle to connect and empower folks who are Black, Indigenous, Latinx, and/or people of color and are also femme, trans, women, and/or non-binary. Through Bicycle Connectors we provided funding to local partners to create and carry out their own bike-centered programs in their communities. This program took place in 2018 and 2019.
Thank you to our funders!
Our programs are made possible with support from groups like the Center for Prevention at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, Quality Bicycle Products, Dero Bike Racks, Brazil Law Group, Town Hall Brewery, and hundreds of individuals just like you.