Starting Monday, Feb. 1: Move with Move
Here's a transportation and sustainability series perfect for those with no yoga experience or years of practice! RaKi Williams, Move Minneapolis Outreach Specialist and Thomas Collins of Mind Body Soul Wholistic Fitness will take you through a gentle, 45-minute practice of movement and meditation, held on Mondays. 12:15 - 1pm, Feb 1 to March 29 (except February 8). This series takes you to the past, holds you in the present, and allows us to imagine a sustainable future together. Attend the whole series or drop in for individual sessions; each session will have a different sustainable transportation theme. By way of yoga and urban education we will move our bodies, move our minds, and Move with Move! 
Move With Move Sessions: Mondays, 12:15 - 1:00 p.m., Free

  • Feb. 1: Mindfulness & Manifestation - Ground yourself by defining and conceptualizing sustainability, manifestation and mindfulness.
  • Feb. 8: ****No Session today!***
  • Feb. 15: “My name is…” - Let’s talk about the history of our streets. Who are they named for?
  • Feb. 22: Bigger is NOT Better - Acknowledging materialism, automobiles specifically. What are the true costs of cars? Learn the art of minimalism and unlearn gluttonous habits.
  • March 1: Beyond the Pavement - What happened to neighborhoods across the nation in the name of progress, who did it affect, and how do we heal from plans gone awry?
  • March 8: Drawing the Line - How did restrictive covenants come about? Review the origins of policy practices between urban planners and politicians.
  • March 15: To Be Free - The power to act, speak, and think without hindrance or restraint. Join us as we visualize and analyze freedom in today’s age.
  • March 22: The Power of a Plan - Dive into urban planning, from policy level to street level. We will talk about tactical urbanism and the impacts of inclusive planning.
  • March 29: Moving Forward Together - At our last practice we will set a tangible and impact-based intention before we part. Let’s commit and move forward together.

The Zoom registration is good for any/all of the sessions.
Thursday, February 4th is...
Accessible and affordable public transit is essential in today's society. For the past four years, a network of community organizations, environmental groups and labor unions have organized Transit Equity Day–a national day of action to commemorate the birthday of Rosa Parks. Parks is an iconic figure of the American civil rights era who chose the tactic of refusing to give up her seat on the bus to demand an end to segregation in the Montgomery, Alabama transit system. Her act of resistance highlighted the rights of all people to high-quality public transportation.

What does transit equity look like to you? Share your voice with transit funding decisionmakers!

You can participate in three ways:

1) Record a 30 second video at MN350Soapboxx

2) Sign up to testify remotely on Feb. 4 at 1:00 p.m. Share a two minute story about the importance of transit in your life and in the lives of everyone in your community. Contact:

Safe Rides to School: Approaches to School Transportation during a Pandemic

Tuesday, February 16, Noon - 1pm CST (free)
Join Our Panelists:

  • Amy Morgan - Associate Transportation Planner, City of Minneapolis
  • Tom Thoemke - Director of Safety and Compliance, Voigt's Bus

Schools are reopening to in-person learning. With the pandemic still raging, will a tsunami of additional cars flood the roads to school? This webinar will review the current status of COVID-safety on school buses, safe walking and biking options, and more. Families, schools, and transportation planners can implement these strategies to avoid schools becoming centers of air pollution from parent drop off. Speakers will examine past trends in how kids got to school, what the data tells us about the current situation, and how school transportation fits into the greater traffic safety and traffic congestion conversation. Join this lively discussion to learn more about safe school transportation alternatives available now.
Orange Line BRT to Open This Year Along I-35W

Metro Transit is on schedule to bring the Orange Line into service before the end of 2021. The Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line will run 17.5 miles from downtown Minneapolis to Burnsville along a dedicated route on the I-35W corridor. The Orange Line will operate with high frequency, raised platforms at bus stations, and prepaid boarding.
The Orange Line will replace current bus routes # 535 and 597 that serve Minneapolis, Richfield, Bloomington, and Burnsville. New local feeder bus routes are being proposed to bring passengers to the Orange Line while other local routes through Richfield, Bloomington, Edina, and south Minneapolis will be restructured. In total, 11 routes would be affected under the proposed changes in the south Metro.

Metro Transit is seeking public input on the proposed changes through Feb. 22, 2021.

Two virtual public meetings on the Orange Line and proposed route changes are scheduled:

Move Minneapolis is a 501c4 nonprofit that promotes sustainable transportation.

Support is provided by a federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) grant in partnership with the United States Department of Transportation, the Metropolitan Council, the City of Minneapolis, MnDOT, Hennepin County, and the downtown community.