Walk the Talk: Nicollet Redesign, Boost the Bus

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Public Comment on the Vision Zero Action Plan — Thursday, December 1, 6 p.m.

Minneapolis has released a new draft of the Vision Zero action plan for 2023-2025 and is seeking public comment. Vision Zero is an initiative that aims to eliminate road deaths, and Minneapolis’ draft plan includes strategies such as street conversions, bumps and more medians. You can submit your comments online through this form until December 11 or attend a virtual open house on Thursday, December 1 at 6 p.m., which you can learn more about here.

Transport Summit 2022: what is mobility justice? — Wednesday, November 30, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Several Twin Cities transport organizations are teaming up to bring you the 2022 Transport Summit, focusing on mobility justice and transport equity. The event will feature a breakfast provided by Breaking Bread Catering, followed by several local speakers and a keynote address by Los Angeles-based activist and filmmaker Yolanda Davis-Overstreet. It will kick off at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, November 30 at the Hennepin Center in downtown Minneapolis. The summit is free, but registration is required: do it and learn more here.

Move Minnesota Boost the Bus Events – Nov. 21 and 29; and December 1

Boost the bus: for better and faster public transport.

Move Minnesota will hold several events over the next few weeks as part of its Boost the Bus campaign advocating against Metro Transit’s continued service cuts. The series will begin at Move Minnesota’s office at 2446 University Ave. W. in St. Paul with Poster Making & Advocate Prep on Monday, November 21 at 6:30 p.m., and will continue with a phone bank on Tuesday, November 29. , at 18 o’clock. The main rally will take place in front of Metro Transit’s Heywood garage on Thursday, December 1. Learn more about the events on the Move Minnesota website and don’t forget to RSVP if you plan on attending one!

Inquiry into the New Nicollet redevelopment — until Saturday, December 31

The old Kmart which crosses Avenue Nicollet. Photo courtesy of the City of Minneapolis.

The infamous Nicollet Avenue Kmart site may finally meet its long-awaited demise as Minneapolis seeks to redevelop the property and reintegrate Nicollet into the road system. The city took control of the site in 2020, but redevelopment was postponed in light of the many disruptions to the status quo that year. The project is now entering its first phase of development and the city is seeking community feedback through an online survey. Development will continue next year as the city releases first drafts of the site’s design and layout.

Top photo courtesy of the City of Minneapolis

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