In this edition...

  • Downtown Bike Day Re-Cap
  • Residential Transit Pass Program
  • Veggie Roll to the Farmers Market!
  • Relax and Ride - With Vanpool
  • Other Happenings

Downtown Bike Day Re-Cap

Move Minneapolis and ABC Ramps presented Downtown Bike Day on Wednesday, June 1st, 2022, a celebration of bike commuting, recreational riders, and those curious about city biking. This new event elevated the bike/pedestrian infrastructure, mobility hubs, and secure bike parking that are improving downtown access and safety. Highlighting bike amenities and safe routes, and featuring free tune-ups and safety checks by Venture North Bikes, this educational event brought the community together for a celebration of Minneapolis as a top biking city.  If you missed Downtown Bike Day on June 1st, or want to re-live the fun, check out our new blog post!

Thank you to all of our partners for helping to put on a great event, to everyone who turned out for a fun day, and to our speakers Anthony Taylor, Philipp Muessig, and Mayor Jacob Frey.

This year we’ve seen both employees and renters prioritize flexibility and benefits in major life decisions. As residents adopt multimodal-oriented lifestyles, mobility support will continue to be a remarkable highlight. For years, employers have used MetroPass as a key tool for draw and retention. Multifamily housing now has similar tools thanks to the Residential Transit Pass, designed to radically reduce the cost of transit for renters! 

Through this unique program, properties will be eligible to purchase unlimited use transit passes for each unit at $14/month per pass, which is an 88% discount from the full price of $120 per month. With Minneapolis’ elimination of parking requirements, the Residential Pass offers property managers an enticing alternative to expensive and expensive parking. Compared to the cost and carbon footprint of parking, unlimited transit passes are a profitable, sustainable and pragmatic solution! 

Interested as a resident, property manager, or developer? 

Contact Move Minneapolis! 

Survey feedback from the program’s 2019 pilot shows that of residents surveyed: 

  • 100% would prefer living in a building that offered the Residential Transit Pass 
  • 74% used transit more often with the Residential Transit Pass 
  • 70% owned a car 

On Thursday, June 16th the Minneapolis Farmers Market returns to Nicollet Mall with fresh produce, flowers, and baked goods. It is a welcome weekly ritual for downtown workers and residents for fresh and healthy food choices while supporting area farmers and artisans. 

Take health and wellness to the next level with a Veggie Roll to the Farmers Market! The Minneapolis Farmers Market is partnering with the City of Minneapolis, Downtown Improvement District (D.I.D.), ABC Ramps Mobility Hub, and Move Minneapolis to promote biking, scooting, and walking to the market.

Join us this Thursday from 11 am – 1pm on Nicollet Mall between 5th and 6th Streets for commute coaching, active transportation tools, and great bike swag. Avoid traffic congestion, high gas prices, and the cost of parking - Veggie Roll to the Farmers Market!

  • Does your bike need an adjustment? Venture North Bikes' pop-up mechanic is providing FREE tune-ups and safety checks on the Mall.
  • Nice Ride to the Farmers Market. Enjoy a free bike ride–on NiceRide! Just drop the code VEGGIEROLL22 in the Lyft or NiceRide app and ride on. Offer valid for one free ride (max $5). Terms Apply.
  • Hop on a scooter to the Farmers Market. Spin is offering $3 in ride credit by using the code MSPMARKET.

ALSO: Join Nice Ride/Lyft and Spin out at the Minneapolis Farmers Market on Lyndale Ave N this Saturday, June 18 from 9 am – 1 pm. Test ride a Nice Ride e-bike, check out a scooter! Spin helmets will be provided for all who participate in trying to see how much they can carry home on their bike or on a scooter. 

Relax and Share the Ride – With Vanpool! 

Do you have a long commute, work outside of the 9-5, or is your express bus currently suspended? Vanpool could be the sustainable transportation answer you're looking for. 

Metro Vanpool is a regional program, subsidized by the Metropolitan Council, to help meet the commuting needs of commuters who reside or work in the seven-county metropolitan area. Vanpools are an option for commuters sharing the ride with five to 15 people to and from work an average of three or more days a week. Each van has a volunteer driver and back-up driver(s). 

The average cost per passenger is about $110 per month (or even less with employer subsidies), which can save you money on gas, maintenance, and parking compared to driving alone. As an added perk, drivers ride free in exchange for driving and coordination responsibilities. Vanpoolers are eligible for the Guaranteed Ride Home program for emergencies when getting home with vanpool isn’t an option.  

Learn More About Metro Vanpool

Other Happenings

Fix Your Bike at Free Open Shops

Camden Cycles has partnered with @BikeMN to bring FREE classes at Camden Cycles! Head to Camden Cycles every 2nd and 4th Monday from 6-8 p.m!

Get more information and sign up at

Hennepin Avenue Final Vote

Commute Ambassadors with Hennepin For People are packing City Hall on Thursday, June 16th for Hennepin Avenue! Come hold a sign.

Rock Your Ride 2022

Join Move Minnesota for Rock Your Ride 2022! It’s going to be a fun summer night all about togetherness, transit, and tunes.

Bike to Work Celebration

Commuter Services will host its Bike to Work Celebration event at REI in Bloomington on Thursday, June 23, from 4:30-6pm.

Equity Policy Group

The Center for Economic Inclusion is recruiting community members to serve on an Equity Policy Group to make the region's transportation system more equitable. Learn more and apply - applications are due Thursday, June 23rd.

ABC Ramps Mobility Hub Survey

Complete a 7-minute survey about your downtown mobility experience for the chance to receive 1 of 5 transportation gift cards.

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