Walk the Talk: Transportation and Community Engagement

Editor’s note: Walk the Talk is Streets.mn’s carefully curated, highly partisan collection of both serious and fun-loving events, community meetings and opportunities for engagement that we think will interest our readers. Email your ideas to Hawken Habig, one of our daily editors, at hawkenhabig@gmail.com.

Minneapolis Partnership Engagement Fund — by Monday, February 13

The City of Minneapolis is now accepting applications for its Partnership Engagement Fund. The program provides grants to eligible community organizations to partner with neighborhoods in order to help create safe and healthy communities. Applicants are required to begin the application process by February 13, so act quickly! Learn more about the program through the city’s guidelines sheet or on the program’s website.

Short Films, Big Visions: A Series on Transportation and Community — Thursday, February 23, 5:30 p.m.

The Humphry School of Public Affairs and the Center For Transportation Studies at the University of Minnesota will be showing a series of short films produced by the Redford Center which delve into sustainable transportation, including Humphrey Professor Yingling Fan‘s Community Power Minnesota: Transportation and Happiness. The films will be followed by a discussion panel focusing on sustainable transportation and community action. The event is free and no registration is required; learn more here!

Cleveland Avenue Reconstruction Open House — Tuesday, February 7, 5 p.m.

The Cleveland Avenue reconstruction project continues apace. With construction scheduled to begin this spring, Ramsey County has decided to continue public engagement to finalize the procedure, which will include removal and subsequent replanting of a total of 70 trees. An open house will be hosted on February 7 at the University of Minnesota St. Paul Student Center, where participants will have the opportunity to engage in further discussion about the project. More information on the meeting can be found here; also consider looking into the St. Anthony Park Community Council’s page on the subject.

Blue Line Extension Community Engagement Meetings — Monday, February 27, 5 p.m.

Image courtesy of Metro Transit

After a routing setback, the Blue Line Extension project is back on track with planning underway for a corridor along West Broadway. Hennepin County residents may be interested to know about several public engagement meetings throughout the next few months to help provide feedback on finalizing the route. The next meeting will be on Monday, February 27, 5 p.m. at the Crystal Community Center. Click here to learn more about the several other meetings, including two virtual ones.

Photo at top courtesy of Josh Hild on Unsplash

About Hawken Habig

Hawken is a student of Urban Studies at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, and a copy editor at Streets.mn. He also composes Streets.mn's bi-weekly event listing "Walk the Talk;" email any ideas for events or opportunities to hawkenhabig@gmail.com!