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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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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(@robingarwood)

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Make pedestrians a priority

Minneapolis builds and maintains (in ALL weather conditions) safe and comfortable spaces for pedestrians. The City proactively ensures that all sidewalks are clear of snow in a timely manner. Pedestrians are given priority at traffic lights.

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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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(@daniel.boody)

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City-Run and Collected Compost

There are other cities that currently do this, and it can make much greater use of all the compostable goods available now. Routing food waste to a city-run compost facility would help reduce landfill waste and produce energy.

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Create A Vibrant City through Public Art

Work with a non-profit to accept donations of funds for public art. Cities gain cultural, social, and economic value through public art. Public art celebrates creativity, adds vibrancy and meaning to our cities, and uniqueness to our communities. Public art humanizes the built environment and invigorates public spaces. It shouldn't come at a cost of less police, or snow plowing, but through the tax deductible donations ...more »

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(@jenkader)

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No flat roof wasted!

Whether it is rainwater harvesting, food production, solar collection, native plants, or other green roof, it would be amazing if every flat roof--with such great potential--go to a productive use. Community solar needs flat roofs, we can expand local food production, we can provide vast amounts of pollinator habitat, and so much more--all while beautifying our city, cleaning the air, reducing urban heat island impacts, ...more »

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(@daniel.boody)

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Access to Parks and Recreation

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Proximity to parks and safe recreation centers, with places for communities to gather, kids to play and citizens to spend time outdoors. Organized activies taking place in parks and recreation centers.

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