You Too Can Write for streets.mn!

Old timey typewriterIf you’re reading this, chances are you’re interested in the mission of streets.mn, which is to “expand and enhance the conversation about transportation and land use” all throughout Minnesota.

This includes everything from environmental policy to architecture and preservation to the vitality of your local main street to the sidewalk in front of your house.

One of the challenges about achieving this goal is to make sure that many different perspectives on our streets, cities, and public spaces are included in the conversation here. This is easier said than done…

That’s why we need you to write for us!

In particular, we’d love to have more diverse perspectives represented on the site. That can come in a lot of forms, from including more women, people of color, and people of all ages and abilities to including people from different types of communities (suburbs, exurbs, central cities) and from across the state. Not to mention, we’d love to include a wide spectrum of well-reasoned perspectives about different modes and topics, including the pros and cons of driving or single-family houses!

We’re an all-volunteer organization, and rely on the kindness, energy, and ideas of communities across Minnesota. We don’t have a lot of financial assets [please join!], but we are rich in energy and ideas, and have a great pool of people who are willing to help you try writing for the site.

We’ve added a ‘Write’ page on the top menu bar. If you have thoughts about your neighborhood, city, or street, why not try sharing them with the streets.mn community?

Shoot an email to nick.magrino@streets.mn to get in touch, and we’ll help you get your voice heard.

Streets.mn is a non-profit and is volunteer run. We rely on your support to keep the servers running. If you value what you read, please consider becoming a member.

3 Responses to You Too Can Write for streets.mn!

  1. Nick Magrino
    Nick Magrino March 17, 2015 at 5:02 pm #

    plz email me

  2. Wayne March 19, 2015 at 10:28 am #

    But it’s so much easier to write snarky comments from the sidelines!

    Plus I’m not so sure anyone really wants or needs my take on anything.

    Although I could probably write a 10,000 word complaint about 1st Ave NE without blinking.

    • Bill Lindeke
      Bill Lindeke March 19, 2015 at 11:14 am #

      🙂 You ever notice how nobody goes to 1st Avenue on the weekends because there’s so much congestion?

      (oops, different first avenue, but the joke is still good.)

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