At Our Streets Minneapolis we’re building a movement to make biking, walking, and rolling easy and comfortable for everyone in our city.
In order to make a transportation system that truly works for everyone, we must be sure to prioritize the voices of folks who are currently at a disadvantage in our transportation system. That means amplifying the needs and concerns of people of color, people with disabilities, and folks with low income. People who belong to these groups have historically been left out of transportation decision making. As a result, our transportation system does not work for them.
This fall we’re partnering with three local groups to take a deep dive into transportation in our city. We will host an event with each group where we’ll dig in to transportation policy and create a vision for the future of streets in Minneapolis.
We’ll gather what we learn at those community conversations and advocate for the City’s ten year Transportation Action Plan to reflect their collective vision.
Funding for this project is provided by the Center for Prevention at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, as part of Blue Cross’ long-term commitment to tackling the leading causes of preventable disease, to increase health equity, transform communities, and create a healthier state. Our Streets Minneapolis is proud to be part of a cohort of 15 organizations creating healthy communities as part of the Catalyst funding initiative.