The podcast this week is a conversation with two members of the Minneapolis Pedestrian Advisory Committee, Scott Engel and Peter Janelle. The Pedestrian Advisory Committee, or PAC, is one of the city’s citizen committees, and the PAC advises city staff and elected officials on how to improve walking in the city.
Scott, Peter, I sat down a little while back at Gigi’s Café in South Minneapolis, which was a bit busy and noisy, I’m sorry to say. We chatted about the challenges of walking in Minneapolis, why its necessary to think about walking holistically, and some of the progress they’ve made in the last few years.
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Thanks for putting this out. It’s great stuff as usual. Listening to this was like being at the table with you guys. I was just walking to get lunch at Whole Foods in Minnetonka, and as usual had a lot of suspicious or curious glares thrown my way, just for walking down the sidewalk! I hope groups like this one can elevate the experience of being a pedestrian.
Walking is common in the suburbs, but just as a form of recreation. I’m curious how we can create an environment where a jump from recreation to transportation might happen. Keep up the good walking!