Every Sunday here at streets.mn our longtime member and Board Secretary, Betsey Buckheit, has been cleverly summarizing the week’s posts. I’m filling in for her this week, and have categorized posts according to the core values of streets.mn: people-centered, future-oriented, justice-driven, and delight-cultivating. Of course, many of our posts fit into multiple categories, or might require categories of their own (like events!). It’s an experiment!
Plans for a long-term closure of a critical safe bike/pedestrian route between Minneapolis and Hopkins are examined by Share The Pain: SWLRT Related Trail Closure, where she proposes that part of Excelsior Boulevard should be used as a protected bikeway for the duration of the closure. There’s no reason the full brunt of this construction-related impact should fall on the most vulnerable road users: “Causing car drivers to share some of the pain could also motivate project planners to value more highly the burdens being placed on cyclists and other trail users for this planned closure.”
In honor of Mother’s Day, Map Monday illustrates Minnesota Working Moms With Children Under 6. This is based on a report from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, and identifies an acute need for rural Minnesota workers to have access to paid family leave.
May Bike to work day + month: Bike to Work Day is Coming!, featuring lots of helpful links to other streets.mn bike to work content
Event review: streets.mn Greenway Clean-up Follow-Up