Welcome to Minneapolis, Director Hutcheson! I work on the West Bank in Minneapolis and plan on moving to Minneapolis in the future. Over the last 4 years, I have enjoyed commuting and exploring this great city on foot, by bike and using public transit. The accessibility of these alternative forms of transportation have enabled me to get a sense of the unique and vibrant neighborhoods that make up this city . However, we can do so much better. Although, Minneapolis is often deemed as one of the most bike friendly cities in the US, there is still so much more progress to made in all parts of city, especially those that have been historically dis invested in. There are numerous benefits to ensuring that Minneapolis is transit friendly for ALL citizens. I look forward to the progress that will be made under your stewardship as you consider all voices and perspectives in trying to make this city more transit friendly and transit accessible. Best wishes to you!