WANTED: Questions for the Minneapolis Mayoral Transportation Forum

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Next Tuesday evening, Streets.mn is co-sponsoring a forum for Mayoral candidates on the future of transportation in Minneapolis. We’re going to be covering all kinds of policy, from bicycles to equity to maintenance funding to parking requirements.

If you’re around the U of MN campus on Tuesday night and care about our next mayor, come by! Also, we’re soliciting ideas for questions. What issues would YOU like to see your mayoral candidates answer? Ask now or forever hold your scorn.

See facebook invite here:

There will be a mayoral forum on Tuesday, October 15 in the Cowles Auditorium of the Humphrey School. The event is sponsored by the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition, Streets.mn, the Interdisciplinary Transportation Student Organization (ITSO), the Minnesota Urban Studies Students Association (MUSSA), UrbanMSP, and the Alliance for Metropolitan Stability.

The topic of the forum is the future of transportation in Minneapolis. Transportation is one of the most important issues facing Minneapolis. What will the next mayor’s positions be on supporting all modes of transportation? How can we accelerate transit ridership? How can we move Minneapolis toward sustainable active lifestyles? We hope the event will allow the mayoral candidates to express their plans to make it easier to move around Minneapolis.

The forum will be moderated by Paula Pentel, coordinator of the Urban Studies Program at the University of Minnesota.



Bill Lindeke

About Bill Lindeke

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Bill Lindeke has writing blogging about sidewalks and cities since 2005, ever since he read Jane Jacobs. He is a lecturer in Urban Studies at the University of Minnesota Geography Department, the Cityscape columnist at Minnpost, and has written multiple books on local urban history. He was born in Minneapolis, but has spent most of his time in St Paul. Check out Twitter @BillLindeke or on Facebook.