This week we celebrate our fifth Commuter Choice Award nomination, a local government that put its sustainability principles to practice through a 1,000 respondent commute survey
Drum roll please for our fifth nomination in the government entity category . . . the City of Minneapolis Division of Sustainability.
The City of Minneapolis has recently set ambitious goals to rapidly reduce carbon emissions and increase sustainable transportation mode share. Specifically, the City has goals to reduce emissions by 80% before the year 2050 and increase sustainable mode share to 60% of all trips by 2030. The City got a critical push to reduce its employees’ drive-alone commuting when it began developing its new Public Service Center, located on a site that was previously home to a 1,000 stall municipal parking garage. To prepare for this change, the Division of Sustainability conducted a survey of the City’s 4,500 employees with the hopes of identifying existing commute habits and potential barriers. This was no small task as the City had never conducted an internal commute survey before. The survey was big success, with more than 1,100 employees (29%) taking part. The Division of Sustainability is now working with the Office of Performance & Innovation to assess the data, boost existing sustainable commuting incentives, and implement robust TDM strategies at the new public service center.
Our congrats to the City of Minneapolis and its Division of Sustainability for their cutting-edge planning!

Up next week, a person who led his company’s relocation to the heart of downtown Minneapolis.

A Record-Setting Transportation Summit

On May 21st Move Minneapolis hosted the 2020 Transportation Summit - #CommuteRevolution. Due to COVID-19, the event was held as a webinar this year. More than 640 viewers tuned in to our webinar which examined the true costs of transportation and how now is the moment to make positive changes to our land use and infrastructure. Six national visionaries set the conditions for a hopeful future where we all can thrive.
The webinar is available to view by presenter or in its entirety. Thanks to our amazing speakers for their takes on how to build a safe, equitable, and sustainable post-pandemic transportation system.

A special message from Minneapolis and Saint Paul leaders along with voices from the community.
View the entire #CommuteRevolution video here:
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Move Minneapolis Launches New Website
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Move Minneapolis, a subsidiary of the Minneapolis Regional Chamber, promotes sustainable commuting throughout the Twin Cities region.

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.