Two important steps you can take to help support dedicated transit lanes and a safe, separated bike path:
- Sign our petition
- Call or email your Minneapolis City Council Member. Contact info and talking points provided below.
Email Subject: Support Hennepin Avenue
💛 Ward 1 residents include the following: Council Member Reich, in your role as Chair of the Transportation and Public Works committee, I request that you put Hennepin Avenue’s reconstruction/redesign on the agenda for a vote this year.
💛I support the Hennepin Avenue reconstruction project because (climate change is important to me/I want to safely bike/I want better bus service/I want to safely cross the street/etc)
💛A vote must happen this year, no delay.
💛The process for the Hennepin Avenue reconstruction started in 2018, staff and community members have put a lot of time into this.
💛The city must follow the Transportation Action Plan and have dedicated bus and bike lanes.
💛What happens with Hennepin Avenue, a city-controlled street, can shape safer street design on county-controlled streets like Franklin, Lowry Ave NE, Lake, Lyndale, West Broadway. These streets in their current form threaten the health and safety of Minneapolis residents.
💛This is a racial equity issue. BIPOC residents are disproportionately represented among transit riders and those killed and injured in pedestrian and bicycle crashes.
💛We need to lower our emissions from cars so street designs must accommodate other modes of travel. That means dedicated space for bikes and buses.
💛Mention that you support Hennepin for People.
Minneapolis City Council Members contact info, email and phone:
Ward 1 [email protected] phone: 612-673-2201
Ward 2 [email protected] phone: 612-673-2202
Ward 3 [email protected] phone: 612-673-2203
Ward 4 [email protected] phone: 612-673-2204
Ward 5 [email protected] phone: 612-673-2205
Ward 6 [email protected] phone: 612-673-2206
Ward 7 [email protected] phone: 612-673-2207
Ward 8 [email protected] phone: 612-673-2208
Ward 9 [email protected] phone: 612-673-2209
Ward 10 [email protected] phone: 612-673-2210
Ward 11 [email protected] phone: 612-673-2211
Ward 12 [email protected] phone: 612-673-2212
Ward 13 [email protected] phone: 612-673-2213