2018 Mission Rewrite

Hello, streets.mn is asking for your input as we rewrite our mission.

Our mission guides what we do, and as we look to rewrite it, we want to reflect the vision our readership has for Minnesota.

Let us know what defines the Minnesota you want to live in!

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Submissions so far

“I want to live in a place where Everyone can afford a home..”

— Bill #

“I want to live in a place where difficult topics are debated thoughtfully with respect for multiple viewpoints..”

— Eric #

“I want to live in a place where I don't have to worry about the rent chasing me out..”

— Tom #

“I want to live in a place where I won't be killed by a car..”

— Kelsey #

“I want to live in a place where everyone has a home and can get around safely and efficiently, especially on foot or bicycle.”

— Alicia #

“I want to live in a place where Nobody feels that their day-to-day needs can't be met without a car..”

— Chris #

“I want to live in a place where safety and comfort of vulnerable road users doesn't take a backseat to marginal speed or convenience for automobiles.”

— Chris #

“I want to live in a place where My family can live comfortably without a car..”

— Eric #

“I want to live in a place where my neighborhood is dense and diverse enough to support the local business district..”

— Eric #

“I want to live in a place where Cities are for people, not cars.”

— Jay #

“I want to live in a place where people outside of cars travel through town with a high degree of safety..”

— Eric #

“I want to live in a place where health, vibrancy, and active living are valued more highly than convenience..”

— Eric #

“I want to live in a place where forward-thinking, people-friendly, accurate, and productive viewpoints are fostered - and lies, inaccuracies, and manipulation are not tolerated.”

— James #

“I want to live in a place where people unplug, feel safe, laugh and smile, and connect with others when moving through public spaces.”

— Ashley #

“I want to live in a place where People slow down, get out of their cars and enjoy local community.”

— Adam Miller #

“I want to live in a place where the basis of debate, anywhere, but especially on streets.mn, is a common set of facts.”

— Jeff #

“I want to live in a place where neighborhood communities have unique characters and it's easy to travel from one neighborhood to another.”

— Abigail #

“I want to live in a place where the combination of density and a good transit options makes it easy for people to travel throughout the city while also lowering the carbon footprint of the city.”

— Sam #

“I want to live in a place where I don't have to worry about my neighborhood being replaced by endlessly increasing density, especially when it's at the encouragement of those who don't live there..”

— Shawn #

“I want to live in a place where owning one piece of property doesn't confer veto power over the socially beneficial use of other nearby property..”

— Chris #

“I want to live in a place where our streets consist of thriving, walkable neighborhoods that welcome people of all races, income levels and family sizes. A place where transit access, bikeways and densely populated walkable neighborhoods are valued and expanded to meet our community needs..”

— Brian #

“I want to live in a place where increased density and improved transit, pedestrian and bike options render automobile usage unnecessary for all..”

— Joe #

“I want to live in a place where where widespread transit expansion development is highly prioritized but the present day realities of people who are dependent on automobiles is not vilified..”

— Marshall #

“I want to live in a place where That values public amenities and ensures that those amenities are accessible to all of its citizenry..”

— Matt #

“I want to live in a place where Equality, Accessibility, Safety, and Community.”

— Joseph #

“I want to live in a place where everyone can live in an affordable, accessible, sustainable community.”

— Sam #

“I want to live in a place where I can reasonably live without a car, and can walk/bike/transit anywhere I need to go on any day of the week, and that has abundant, affordable, secure housing for everyone..”

— Matt #

“I want to live in a place where Travel by car is legal, safe (for everyone), and rare..”

— Andrew #

“I want to live in a place where Everyone can afford a home, we’re mitigating climate change, everyone has transit, bike, and pedestrian access, and we invest equitably to rectify historic and ongoing wrongs..”

— Zachary #

“I want to live in a place where people of all ages and abilities can safely walk/bike/bus to work/school, shopping, and entertainment..”

— Michelle #

“I want to live in a place where My children can safely bike to school..”

— Dana #

“I want to live in a place where I can bike to a shady patio and enjoy a glass of wine, swing by local shops to run errands on my way home from the patio, and afford the house I return to..”

— Dana #

“I want to live in a place where I am surrounded by green: trees, gardens, grass; I am able to safely walk and bike; and I live amongst people of all sorts in harmony..”

— Michele #

“I want to live in a place where people are more informed after reading streets.mn, and feel smarter rather than dumber after finishing a post..”

— John #

“I want to live in a place where social and economic mobility are achievable; quality transportation infrastructure provides equitable access to jobs, affordable housing, parks, and other great urban amenities for all residents and visitors; and quality public forums provide ways for all involved to discuss the best policies to reach these goals..”

— Ben #

“I want to live in a place where Walking and biking is for everyone. Mixed use buildings taller than 6 stories exist and our cities have enough housing for everyone..”

— Andrew #

“I want to live in a place where we embrace positive change..”

— Nicky #

“I want to live in a place where I want to live in a place where the streets are much narrower and more devoted to pedestrians. Maybe those narrow streets are cobbled, like in European towns. They could use pavers that are water-permeable, so there's less run-off. We should have more streets like Milwaukee Avenue. I would like to see more small parks. And lots and lots more trees. I think all the electrical wires should be buried underground.I think Hiawatha Avenue should be turned into a parkway. Widen the center median and plant trees on it with maybe a sew sculptures. Narrow the lanes a bit and get rid of the "parking lane" that you can't park on. I think there should be Bike Only Streets, where cares are not allowed (see Milwaukee Avenue). OK, I'm repeating myself. Did I mention more trees?.”

— Jack #

“I want to live in a place where destinations are walkable and engaging, and where we didn't design them around parking.”

— Matt #

“I want to live in a place where where Streets.MN provides thought leadership and discussion framing towards more walkable, livable, healthy, connected, community-building land uses..”

— Matt #

“I want to live in a place where everyone can afford multiple housing options (including choice of built form, neighborhood, community, etc.), lifestyles are not required to be centered around the automobile, and streets.mn is focused on positive change that makes MN an even better place to live in..”

— Anton #

“I want to live in a place where sustainable transportation mode priorities are defended and advanced.”

— Chris #

“I want to live in a place where policies that contribute to car dependency are acknowledged but regarded as undesirable, and alternatives pursued.”

— Chris #

“I want to live in a place where change, growth and dynamism are embraced, encouraged and codified into law, and where planning and urban policy prioritizes the measurable, material wellbeing of people over the aesthetic and architectural preferences of residents.”

— Nathan #

“I want to live in a place where people are happy to be. It's not complicated..”

— Joe #

“I want to live in a place where subsidized parking isn’t regarded as an American birthright and greater priority is given to policies that incentivize multimodal transportation, safe streets, and mixed use development with zero parking minimums required along major transit corridors..”

— Matt #

“I want to live in a place where People's lives are more important than cars.”

— Ben #

“I want to live in a place where kids don't get run over running to catch the ice cream truck.”

— Julie #

“I want to live in a place where I don't have to wear pants.”

— anonymous #

“I want to live in a place where Streets.mn does not become yet another advocacy organization, and remains a forum for intelligent discussion..”

— DAVID #

“I want to live in a place where I can comfortably walk while wearing headphones, bike while listening to music without looking like a christmas tree, and live in a vibrant, ever-changing mixed-use neighborhood with excellent transit..”

— Fred #

“I want to live in a place where Everyone has a chance to succeed, but no one is demonized for their success..”

— Joe #

“I want to live in a place where a car is an option, not a necessity, and where people are neither penalized nor stigmatized for choosing healthy, environmentally friendly modes of transportation..”

— Nick #

“I want to live in a place where Newsletters are written that do not contain infinitisimal font sizes.”

— Jeanne Gehrman #

“I want to live in a place where People are thoughtful, considerate, and safe..”

— Bill #

“I want to live in a place where anyone who wishes to testify at a public meeting must first wrestle a member of the Board of Taxation and Estimate, in a purple children's wading pool that is filled with pistachio pudding. No exceptions..”

— Holly #

“I want to live in a place where People think about and are considerate of others. Where traffic engineers are as considerate of the 40,000 lives lost each year on the roads they design as they are of the few seconds of people's time they save in the process of allowing all of these deaths..”

— Walker #

“I want to live in a place where 40,000 traffic deaths isn't dismissed as 'oh well, stuff happens' but where people look at countries with 1/4 the rate of deaths and ask why our roads are so much more dangerous and what can we do to catch up..”

— Walker #

“I want to live in a place where there is more to getting around than cars.”

— David #

“I want to live in a place where I can afford it..”

— Noah #

“I want to live in a place where pedestrians are valued as much as drivers..”

— Crystal #

“I want to live in a place where easy to get around by walking and transit and clean air with fewer cars. Where paking is price at its true cost.”

— devin #

“I want to live in a place where everybody can make it..”

— Mitra #

“I want to live in a place where Everybody counts & everybody matters.”

— Drew #

“I want to live in a place where people aren't so isolated from the rest of their communities via their cars and houses..”

— Cody #

“I want to live in a place where historic preservation is valued over vacuous development..”

— Kristi #

“I want to live in a place where transit dollars are spent sensibly, equitably and with flexibility for the future.”

— Kathy #

“I want to live in a place where Transportation options are abundant, and housing options are everywhere..”

— Jeff #

“I want to live in a place where everyone has a chance to thrive and we can read about innoative ways that can happen.”

— Bruce #

“I want to live in a place where it’s walkable, environmentally friendly and well served by transit..”

— Aaron Isaacs #

“I want to live in a place where We have enough housing for everyone, and where people can use every mode of transportation safely and with dignity..”

— Tyler #

“I want to live in a place where Self styled urbanist don’t demonize everyone with a different opinion or questions about the future plans for the region.”

— Trent #

“I want to live in a place where Everyone can afford a home..”

— Bill #

“I want to live in a place where everyone walks more to places they want to be..”

— Bill #

“I want to live in a place where it’s as safe and convenient to walk/bike/transit as it is to drive..”

— Mel #

“I want to live in a place where people could recognize the difference between being demonized and the pain of self-reflection.”

— Chris #

“I want to live in a place where transportation and housing policy make my city more equitable.”

— Josh #

“I want to live in a place where Streets.mn leaves the publication of blatantly dishonest paeans to the car-focused status quo to the Star Tribune, and focuses on honest, good-faith conversations..”

— Joey #

“I want to live in a place where biking, walking and public transportation are as easily accesible as driving. I want denser, more walkable neighborhoods with more mixed development & affordable housing..”

— Alena #

“I want to live in a place where voices of women and people of color are not only heard but taken seriously and where it's an issue if we aren't hearing from women and people of color much to begin with..”

— Heidi #

“I want to live in a place where people can make choices about their housing..”

— Parker #

“I want to live in a place where My teenage kids can travel around the city effortlessly.”

— John #

“I want to live in a place where rent is cheap and streets are friendly..”

— Scott #

“I want to live in a place where I'm surrounded by young, fit planners working towards creating a people-centered urban community that includes all socioeconomic statuses..”

— Matty #

“I want to live in a place where non-disabled people don't talk over disabled people or debate what we "really" need when we try to talk about making transportation and neighborhoods more accessible for us..”

— Angela #

“I want to live in a place where there are enough people walking around that it's easy to meet someone new.”

— Mike #

“I want to live in a place where people and communities take priority..”

— Janne #

“I want to live in a place where homes are abundant and secure - everyone has affordable choices..”

— Janne #

“I want to live in a place where we all see connections between how we build our city and our financial capacity to invest in people..”

— Janne #

“I want to live in a place where That meets the needs of all people - regardless of how they get around or want to live..”

— Carol #

“I want to live in a place where the health and happiness of people is the top priority.”

— Ian #

“I want to live in a place where transit and living opportunities contribute to a higher quality of living..”

— Nick #

“I want to live in a place where the streets have no name..”

— Bono #

“I want to live in a place where transit is easy and accessible for EVERYONE, I feel safe on streets, and cars are unnecessary..”

— Frances #

“I want to live in a place where I can stop worrying about children being killed or injured by cars; where transportation is fully multi-modal; where there are plentiful beautiful, affordable, energy-efficient housing choices near transportation; and where people are nice..”

— Mary #

“I want to live in a place where we strive to put all of our land to its highest and best uses..”

— Nicky #

“I want to live in a place where I can bike everywhere; safely. Period..”

— Jonathan #

“I want to live in a place where we work together to connect people, places, and issues. Rather than decision-making one isolated project at a time, we'll think how each new development is also linked by a multi-modal transportation network, how housing is connected to the services, jobs, and schools people need, and how to value and build for people over just minimizing short term costs..”

— BB #

“I want to live in a place where Living without a car is easy.”

— Justin #

“I want to live in a place where public life enhances the lives people to live or visit there.”

— Bob #