Streets for People Projects
Thu, 05/28/2009 - 8:48am | by lisap
In order to realize our mission and vision, we work on projects that fall into four strategic areas:
Provide resources and information that help envision more people-oriented streets.
- Streets for People Blog: Our blog is a daily information source of local streets news, updates from partner organizations, explorations of best practices, and multi-media presentations. Contact us with story ideas or if you are interested in becoming a regular blog contributor.
- Multi-media presentations: We develop videos and multi-media presentations to highlight streets-related issues and opportunities.
- Streets Talk Series: We plan to host a series of events to highlight opportunities to improve Twin Cities streets.
- Reports and Topic Papers: We're developing a series of reports and topic papers, including "5 Ways to Improve Walking and Bicycling in the Twin Cities" and best-practice resources for decision-makers.
Cultivate a network of citizens working in communities throughout the Twin Cities to promote people-oriented streets.
- Streets for People Groups: We’re building a network of advocacy groups by providing website tools for groups to communicate with their members and, when applicable, to the larger Streets for People network. If you are interested in adding your group to our network, contact us.
- Complete Streets Coalition: Streets for People is helping form a network of advocates to help champion Complete Streets policies at the local, regional and state level in Minnesota.
Support community planning by working with neighborhood groups to improve their streets.
- Neighborhood Plans: We provide resources to neighborhood organizations to help prepare plans that improve streets, including traffic calming, bicycle and pedestrian planning, boulevard preservation and enhancement, and neighborhood planning.
Spearhead and support campaigns to involve citizens in decision-making and ensure that there are the best possible policies, funding and designs for people-oriented streets.
- Open Streets/Sunday Streets: We’re working to encourage cities to host “Open Streets” events, also known as Sunday Streets or Ciclovias, to celebrate the power of opening up streets to people.
- Transportation for America: Streets for People is an active member of the Transportation for America campaign, helping to ensure the new federal transportation bill helps communities support all modes of transportation and help build people-oriented streets.