The Minnesota Go project seeks citizen input about what Minnesotans want to see for the future of transportation in this state. The project is set to start holding public meetings throughout the state to get input. These meetings start May 16 and occur on various dates into June. All meetings go from 6:30-8:30 and promise interactive discussions and snacks. (Snacks!)
The web site also offers various polls and opportunities to interact and give feedback on vision activities.
The project looks to be very cool — and to be truly inclusive of Minnesota as a whole. One meeting will be taking place in the Twin Cities metro, in St. Paul on May 23. Other meetings are set to occur in far-flung places such as Fergus Falls, Duluth, Willmar, Mankato, and Bemidji. A complete calendar of these events is on the Minnesota GO website, and they have been added to our own Minnesota Bicycle Event Calendar.
Getting involved in policy discussions is a great way to participate in National Bike Month, and to forward the cause of active transportation. Public meetings like this are a fun and painless way to start getting involved in advocacy, and it’s important for cyclists to make their voice heard as a vision statement is generated. Making a cohesive and functional bicycle network a part of future vision and planning is a plus to everyone who needs to get around in Minnesota, whether they themselves will choose to cycle or not!
Check out the Minnesota GO website and consider making an appearance at one of their workshops!