Safe Streets: Narratives of Pedestrian Advocacy

On February 8,, in partnership with Nexus Community Partners’ Boards and Commissions Leadership Institute, is hosting a free event — Safe Streets: Narratives of Pedestrian Advocacy.

This is an evening of education, and sharing experiences of being a pedestrian. Come hear examples from local advocates and government about how we have or could incorporate the voices and lived experience of pedestrians into current plans so that all can safely navigate our streets.

pedestrians on Energy Park Drive

Photo courtesy of Mike Hicks, via Flickr

Featured speakers include:

  • Dave Colling, Harrison Neighborhood Association
  • Tamir Mohamud, Minneapolis High Rise Representative Council
  • Fay Simer, Walking St. Paul, City of St. Paul
  • Julie Vang, REJA (Racial Equity on Johnson Parkway and Ames Ave E.)

Light snacks and networking will begin the evening.

The event is from 5:30-8PM at the Martin Luther King Recreation Center (271 Mackubin St., Saint Paul, MN 55102). The center is located near Dale and I94, near the Green Line Dale Street Station. Metro Transit bus route 18 straddles the University intersection at Dale, and served by Metro Transit bus routes 65 and 21. There is limited parking at the center, as well as nearby street parking.

Your RSVP is appreciated for this no-cost event:


About Julie Kosbab

Julie Kosbab is an online marketing consultant and active transportation advocate living in Anoka County, Minnesota. She was one of Minnesota's only League of American Bicyclists Certified Instructors when certified in 2005, and is no longer lonely in that calling. A past member of the National Bicycle Tour Directors Association, she has 2 children and a garage full of bicycles. Find her on Twitter as @betweenstations, or read her (seldom updated) blog at Ride Boldly!