Mission, Vision, Values

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The Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition advocates

for a city where bicycling is encouraged and

everyone feels comfortable riding.

 

We envision a city where:

  • riding a bicycle is joyful for people of all ages and abilities;
  • bicycles are the easiest way to make most trips and navigating Minneapolis on a bicycle is intuitive;
  • Minneapolis neighborhoods are connected by a network of safe streets and trails that invite people to bicycle year-round; and
  • bicycling plays a strong role in helping people stay healthy and connected to their neighborhoods, supporting vibrant commercial districts and making Minneapolis a world-class city where people from all backgrounds want to live, work, shop and play.

Core Values

  • Positive passion. We passionately believe in the value of bicycling and commit to harness that passion in a positive manner to promote progress towards making bicycling accessible to all ages.
  • Respect. We respect all people. We respect and obey laws; we especially abide by those laws we advocate. We also expect that all people respect us and our mode choice.
  • Integrity. We are committed to our core values in all genres of work and are honest with each other, decision makers, media, and the public.
  • Empowerment. We work to give community members and members of the coalition the tools needed to make a difference through a positive passion for bicycling.
  • Equity. We embrace the diversity of Minneapolis and work to engage all people.
  • Sustainability. We believe that progress must support long-term environmental, social, and economic sustainability, and we believe that bicycling is an integral part of achieving that goal.
  • Accountability. We are accountable for our actions, we follow through with our commitments, and we respectfully ask for the same of others

Goal

Our goal is to make Minneapolis a better place for bicycling in all corners of the city. 

We have a track record of success that has helped lead to new bike lanes, new bike parking, the hiring of the first-ever Minneapolis bicycle and pedestrian coordinator, the hosting of Bike Week and Open Streets Minneapolis events, and a city wide plan to build 30 miles of protected bikeways by 2020.

We are volunteer driven and member supported.

If you are interested in volunteering to help make Minneapolis more bike friendly, you can sign up to volunteer here. If you have any questions about volunteering, email us at volunteer@mplsbike.org. For general or media-related inquiries, contact info@mplsbike.org.

Click here to learn about becoming a member!

 

 


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