In today's Star Tribune, Council President Barb Johnson unfortunately singles out protected bikeways for criticism in Mayor Hodges's budget proposal. This investment is a critical first step to building a network of protected bikeways. It will mean miles of new protected bikeways built next year! Without it, we can't build those miles.
Please help us send a strong message of community support for money for protected bikeways.
1. Call or email your City Council Member today!
Message: I strongly support funding in the budget for protected bikeways and I hope you will too.
(You can certainly say that you saw the Star Tribune article that there is some push back and you want to offer your strong support. You can add why it's important to you, but important thing is to call even if all you say is that you support it.)
If you call, it's very unlikely you'll talk directly with your Council Member (although it could happen). You'll probably just leave a message with friendly staff or voicemail.
Your Council Member: Find who represents you here
Ward 1 - Kevin Reich (612) 673-2201 firstname.lastname@example.org
Ward 2 - Cam Gordon (612) 673-2202 email@example.com
Ward 3 - Jacob Frey (612) 673-2203 firstname.lastname@example.org
Ward 4 - Barbara Johnson (612) 673-2204 email@example.com
Ward 5 - Blong Yang (612) 673-2205 firstname.lastname@example.org
Ward 6 - Abdi Warsame (612) 673-2206 email@example.com
Ward 7 - Lisa Goodman (612) 673-2207 firstname.lastname@example.org
Ward 8 - Elizabeth Glidden (612) 673-2208 Elizabeth.Glidden@ci.minneapolis.mn.us
Ward 9 - Alondra Cano (612) 673-2209 email@example.com
Ward 10 - Lisa Bender (612) 673-2210 firstname.lastname@example.org
Ward 11 - John Quincy (612) 673-2211 John.Quincy@minneapolismn.gov
Ward 12 - Andrew Johnson (612) 673-2212 email@example.com
Ward 13 - Linea Palmisano (612) 673-2213 firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Send a thank you to Mayor Hodges for including protected bikeway funding in her proposal if you haven't already:
Betsy Hodges (612) 673-2100 Betsy.Hodges@minneapolismn.gov
3. Complete the pledge of support for Bikeways for Everyone if you haven't already.
We will be delivering thousands of postcards and pledges of support within a couple weeks to City Council Members and the Mayor and we want to include your support!