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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bruce Vento Bike Ride with Move Minnesota – Thursday, July 20, 5-6:30 p.m.
Bruce Vento Trail — between downtown St. Paul and Lake Phalen — is the route for this month’s group ride with Move Minnesota, as part of its summer biking series. Participants will gather outside St. Paul’s Union Depot and follow the trail north to Lake Phalen, followed by time to socialize and share thoughts, including about the years-old plan to use part of the trail for the Purple Line BRT (and Ramsey County’s more recent proposal to re-route the Bus Rapid Transit line from Bruce Vento Trail to White Bear Avenue). RSVP here — and consider volunteering with Move Minnesota to help lead rides in the organization’s summer series.
Streets.mn Summer Picnic – Saturday, August 5, 11 a.m.–2 p.m
In case you missed our announcement: Streets.mn will be hosting our annual summer picnic on Saturday, August 5! Between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., the community — which includes board members, contributors, volunteer editors, podcasters, people who’d like to contribute or volunteer — will gather at Boom Island Park in Minneapolis for food, fun and connecting. Sides and desserts will be potluck, so consider bringing something to share! Read more about the get-together.
Robert Street Survey – By Monday, July 17
Slated to undergo a significant overhaul beginning in 2026, Robert Street in St. Paul is currently being studied by the Minnesota Department of Transportation to determine what sort of changes will be implemented in the corridor. The agency is wrapping up its public engagement for the project, with the public survey closing by Monday, July 17. The survey includes questions on types of bike lanes, pedestrian crossing placement and more. Find the survey here!
Streets.mn founder Bill Lindeke on the Wedge LIVE! podcast – Tuesday, July 11
Wedge LIVE! podcast host John Edwards spoke on July 11 with MinnPost columnist, Streets.mn co-founder and “Twin Cities treasure” Bill Lindeke in a far-ranging conversation about urbanism, local politics and more. The dialogue runs for about an hour. Here’s the YouTube link.
Open Streets Glenwood – Sunday, July 16, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
Open Streets Minneapolis continues on Sunday, July 16, this time on Glenwood Avenue in North Minneapolis. During Open Streets, Glenwood will be closed to motor vehicle traffic to make way for pedestrians, bicyclists and plenty of vendors and activities to create an altogether lively experience. Get detailed information on booths, live music and more here!