Minneapolis is the #2 bicycling city in America. But up until a few months ago, there was no organized group to lobby for the rights and interests of bicyclists in the city. Sure, there are some related groups like the Midtown Greenway Coalition and forums like Minneapolis Bike Love, but no group that was organizing cyclists to lobby the city for better infrastructure and promote cycling-related events.
Well, since they have a Facebook page, I’m calling it official. The 4th meeting is January 9th and the Central Library. I know that one of their top priorities will be bringing a ciclovia, or car-free day to Minneapolis in the spring to coincide with World Health Day. This would mean opening up one of our cities major roads to pedestrians and bikes, and closing it to cars for a whole day. Think of it as a big party in the road for a whole day. Another issue will be advocating for improvements to bike infrastructure in downtown.
Watch the video below for more information on World Health Day and check out the Facebook page.