A City that Works

Bicycle Licenses

I think bicyclists who commute on bike lanes should have to pay a fee or license (every year) in order to help pay for all of the bicycle infrastructure, just like automobiles pay a license fee (every year) in order to use the bike lanes.

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(@patrickhanlon)

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More trees: success defined by a healthy tree canopy

We will be losing 260,000+ trees to emerald asher borer. Trees need to be planted on boulevards, park land, residential, and commercial properties now to maintain our current air quality, water quality, and other lesser known benefits such as energy efficiency in buildings and carbon retention provided by this significant amount of trees.

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More complete streets = sustainable + stronger communities

We need a more comprehensive approach to the redevelopment of streets. We need to develop more emphasis on walking, biking, public transit, community and local commerce. If we don't start becoming more intentional about limiting the growing presence of automobiles on our streets, we'll see more traffic congestion, wider roads, more pollution and residents with little-to-no connection with the neighborhood in which... more »

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(@andrea.kiepe)

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Develop a long term plan to bury powerlines

Buried powerlines remove an aesthetic blight from our city and make our transmission lines less susceptible to damage from extreme weather events and resulting power outages. We need a longterm plan with Xcel to bury these lines, something considered standard in new suburban development but "too expensive" for the urban core. This investment will create jobs as it is implemented.

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A City that Works

Business Districts are Destinations

When implementing the new bicycle paths in the City, take into account their affect on our small business districts. The bicycle lanes can kill a business district when they displace parking. There is no mention in the Bicycle Plan for Minneapolis of coordinating with existing business districts, yet, these small business hubs are vital to the neighborhoods. City plans that will reduce these businesses ability to provide... more »

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parking meter access and cost

increase the number of street parking spaces and keep the cost low, this is something that really makes the city livable, being able to come downtown or to another hub like uptown on any night and find an inexpensive place to park for a dinner and show.

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Crosswalk Enforcement Prioritized.

Direct Minneapolis Police to enforce the State of MN pedestrian laws, focusing on the crosswalk law. This is seldom observed or enforced. To make major change all we need to do in enforce laws already on the books.

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