Great Places

Goal: Natural and built spaces work together and our environment is protected. What do you think success looks like for the goal Great Places?

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Promote the Minneapolis Skyway System

Treat the skyways as another transit option: Create skyway "lines" (i.e. the blue line, the green line, etc.) by adding colored lines (paint, tape) that pedestrians can follow to various destinations (i.e. the Convention Center, Target Center, City Hall, etc.). Improve skyway access from the street by installing signage identifying skyway access points so that visitors can easily enter the system. Improve signage within... more »

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Stop Trying to be Portland, OR

Trying to be like someone else is evidence of a lack of self-esteem.

 

Minneapolis needs to be what it is: A modern city with Midwestern values, filled with creative, intelligent people, that is not ashamed of its weather.

 

Success will be achieved when Portland wants to be like Minneapolis.

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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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Nicollet Mall’s art work redesign

We should build a blue sailboat sculpture that similar to the city’s logo in place of the Carl Nesjar Ice Fountain in the front of Caviidae common. The sailboats structure will be light up with crystal blue LED lights at night. The sculpture will be easy to design by Mpls local artists, easy to maintenance and it’s safe to the public. Also, we should redesign the lanterns between 6th and 8th street that will shaped... more »

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