BikeMN Works at the Local, State, and National Levels
Advocating, Implementing and funding
The Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota (BikeMN) is engaged in advocating for and implementing policies, programs, and funding at the local, state, and national levels. That includes working with BikeMN Chapters, members of the Leadership Network, other local advocates and groups, schools, cities, and counties. More details on our state level work can be found on our work At the Capitol page. BikeMN works closely with the League of American Bicyclists, the National Safe Routes Partnership, and People for Bikes to support issues at the federal level. BikeMN’s ongoing work also includes implementing our Walk! Bike! Fun! Elementary school safety curriculum, our work with the Statewide Health Improvement Partnership (SHIP) and the local SHIP partners, and our newest program, Adult Learn to Ride, which will begin in earnest in the fall of 2021.
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Additional Important Issues
National Partners and Priorities
BikeMN is working on transportation policies, programs, and funding at the national level.
Current Local Projects
BIkeMN is working with dozens of communities and schools (too many to list here) throughout the state. For more information visit our Community Engagement page and our new Walk! Bike! Fun! Website. For information on where Walk! Bike! Fun! and other Safe Routes to School programs and infrastructure are being implemented check out the Interactive Map on MnDOT’s Safe Routes to School website.
Climate and Public Health
Climate change and making it easy, safe, and fun to incorporate recommended levels of physical activity into people’s daily routines by biking and walking more are priorities for BikeMN.
Long before 2020 BikeMN included the organizational objective Incorporate Equity in All That We Do. Learn more about our Commitment to Anti-Racism.
In the fall of 2021 BikeMN, in partnership with several community based organizations, will be launching a new Adult Learn to Ride program in Minneapolis, Saint Paul, and approximately ten Twin Cities Metro Area suburbs with funding from the Metropolitan Council and our supporters. The program will focus on underserved communities and will be planned to ensure it reaches new immigrants that have come from places where they did not learn to ride a bike or to ride in a big city or suburb. Check back for more information on how you can support or volunteer for this program.