This article was originally posted by Ethan Fawley, Executive Director of the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition and former volunteer chair of the Sierra Club’s Land Use and Transportation Committee.
Transportation is one of the top issues at the State Legislature this year and is already getting a lot of media attention. As it should–investing in a modern transportation system is critical for Minnesota’s economic competitiveness and quality of life.
But walking and biking have mostly been left out of that conversation so far. The Star Tribune ran a 1600-word central spread on transportation last Sunday “Minnesota’s broken bridges, ruined roads: All agree something must be done” without a single mention of walking or biking. Ditto for the Pioneer Press.
We are a member of Move MN and support a comprehensive transportation funding bill that includes important funding for roads, transit, biking, and walking. We recognize and support increased funding…
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