Author: Tim Brackett

About Tim Brackett

Tim Brackett is currently a CNC Machinist living in NE Minneapolis, who bikes and buses for 90% of his transit needs. Tim recently finished the Community Development program at Minneapolis College and is committed to engaging communities and working collaboratively to build safe, equitable and sustainable transportation choices for everyone. He is an avid concert-goer, bibliophile, non-profit supporter, nap-taker and sour beer drinker.

Become a streets.mn Board Member

streets.mn has begun our annual board recruitment drive and is seeking board members for the 2021-22 term. We seek individuals who will improve the board balance of racial, ethnic, gender, sexual orientation, and sexual identities to more accurately represent Minnesota. We also welcome board members from a variety of occupations and perspectives – one must […]

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Streets.mn Virtual Happy Hour, With Prize Drawings

Do you like free food for takeaway? Do you need more enamel pins to up your flair game? Do you enjoy hanging out with transit and land-use nerds? If you answered yes to all three, then this coming Friday is your day! Streets.mn is beginning our annual board recruitment phase with a virtual happy hour […]

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Five Facets of Recovery from COVID-19

“It [the pandemic] is a portal, a gateway between one world and the next. We can choose to walk through it, dragging the carcasses of our prejudice and hatred, our avarice, our data banks and dead ideas, our dead rivers and smoky skies behind us. Or we can walk through lightly, with little luggage, ready […]

Stories from the Streets of Hennepin County

There is a gentleman who rides the 747 bus from downtown Minneapolis to the TCF Corporate offices in Plymouth. This gentleman walks with a slight limp, a gait acquired through years of blue collar work performed while standing on concrete floors. When he walks from the bus stop north on Hennepin County Road 61 (Xenium […]

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A Few More Opportunities for Public Input on the Minneapolis Transportation Action Plan

After my last class today, I took a ride on the route 4 bus–including the slow crawl along Nicollet–from Minneapolis College to the Central Library,  where I was able to attend the downtown Community Workshop for Minneapolis’ Transportation Action Plan. This workshop was one of a series of community engagement opportunities to interact with the […]

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Why Give Money to streets.mn?

Hello streets.mn readers. By now I am sure you are aware we are holding our annual streets.mn Winter Fundraiser on Wednesday, December 19th (purchase tickets here). While streets.mn is fortunate to count many among you as supporters, it is entirely possible some of you are asking “Why should I give money to streets.mn?” Let me […]

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streets.mn September Events

As summer winds down, we here at streets.mn are ramping up for fall with a full slate of events for everyone. Here are the events we have on our calendar for September: streets.mn Happy Hour on Wednesday, September 12th Join your fellow streets.mn comrades for a fall-time happy hour get-together! Let’s gather in a particularly transit- and […]

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A Day in the Life of a Car-Free State Fair Employee from the Suburbs

In the summer of 2013–while underemployed and strapped for cash–I took a gig pouring beer for one of the vendors at the Minnesota State Fair. The job was rewarding enough that I have continued working every summer, even though my employment situation has improved since 2013. This summer is my sixth year working the Minnesota […]

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Reminder: streets.mn Annual Summer Picnic this Saturday

  This is a reminder to stop by our Annual Summer Picnic this Saturday at Lake Monster Brewing in St. Paul. This is a family-friendly event and all are welcome! Here are the final details: Schedule: 2:00 pm – Open Meeting with the Board of streets.mn 3:00 pm – Social time 3:30 pm – 5:00 […]

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Announcing the streets.mn Annual Summer Picnic!

We can’t wait to see you this year at the streets.mn Annual Summer Picnic on Saturday, July 28th! The picnic will be held in the outdoor area of Lake Monster Brewing in St. Paul from 2-6pm, and is guaranteed to be fun for all. Bring yourself, bring your family, bring a bicycle if you want, […]