Our Streets Minneapolis is thrilled to welcome Alex Burns to the team to lead the Rethinking I-94 campaign.
Alex will be helping lead a community-centered campaign to put people first in Minnesota Department of Transportation’s Rethinking I-94 project. This project will determine the future of the I-94 highway corridor between downtown Minneapolis and downtown Saint Paul. The construction of I-94 was devastating for communities along the corridor and the highway’s harms are ongoing. Urban highways lie at the foundation of an auto-centric transportation system that divides neighborhoods, pollutes communities and destroys our climate. Today, transportation is Minnesota’s largest source of greenhouse gas emissions. If we want to truly build a sustainable transportation system that works for everyone, we must move beyond urban highways like I-94.
“Rethinking I-94” is a once in a lifetime opportunity to reimagine the highway corridor. We envision a corridor with reduced emissions, cleaner air, reconnected communities and abundant options for people biking, walking, rolling, and taking transit. We will work to build this vision through community engagement, organizing and policy expertise.
Alex brings his experience as a climate & environmental justice organizer and activist to this campaign. There will be several upcoming opportunities to volunteer with this project. Contact Alex at [email protected] to be the first to know about opportunities to get involved.