The Twin Cities Daily Planet’s series, The New Normal: Deciding Community Priorities in a Downsized Economy, tackles a different issue each month.
In August we’ll be talking about transportation, and we’ll be asking people in the Twin Cities: “As gasoline prices bounce up and down and bikes multiply on Twin Cities streets, what transportation policies will best serve Minnesotans?” Should we:
1) Fund more public transit options (light rail, high speed rail, buses, streetcars)
2) Repair and expand highways and infrastructure
3) Emphasize non-motorized transportation and “complete streets”
4) Some other option?
In our conversation we’ll talk about all kinds of new and interesting things going on in the transportation conversation. Ever heard of complete streets? Want to know what’s going on with the Light Rail? Want to know how the government shut down affects transporation? Where and how much do we have to invest if we truly want to improve walkability and bikability?
We’ll talk about that and more during our conversations, and we’ll use an article from the Twin Cities Daily Planet to get this interactive conversation going. By participating in this discussion, though, you’ll provide the part that matters most. We’ll report on these conversations in the TC Daily Planet, and will share the results with policy makers.
Sibley Bike Depot
August 18, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
712 University Avenue, Saint Paul
Transit for Livable Communities
August 25, 6:00p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
626 Selby Avenue, Saint Paul, MN