May 25th, 2023

In this edition

  • ICYMI: Bike Commuting With A Family Webinar Recording
  • Carpooling Makes A Smooth Connection To The North Loop 
  • Share Your Bike to Work Story
  • Legislative Recap
  • Share Mobility Collaborative Report
  • Bike to Work Day's Return Downtown
  • Invite Move to Your Events
  • Other Happenings

"Bike Commuting With A Family" Webinar Recording Now Available

“I could talk to them (my kids), we could sing songs. I could pay attention to them. When we're on the trail, I feel comfortable just being entirely focused on them instead of looking in a rear-view mirror and trying to get their attention. You have this connection that you wouldn't have otherwise.”

Watch the Recording

To kick off bike week, Move Minneapolis hosted "Bike Commuting With A Family". This webinar featured four parents who are taking on a full family bike commute in a variety of ways. Panelists explored the magic of sharing community exploration with their kids, e-bike resources and accessories, the realities of challenges and overcoming them, as well as recommendations for employers who want to make bike commuting possible! 

Read a Recap of the Webinar

Carpooling Makes a Smooth Connection to the North Loop

Justin and Marissa moved from Los Angeles two years ago to open their business office for bmp creative, a video production agency, in the North Loop’s T3 building. Originally from the Midwest, they had lived on both coasts the past 13 years and felt the time was right to move to Minneapolis. They moved to a home by Lake Nokomis close to the parks and the water, but also enjoy the energy of the North Loop.  

Compared to Los Angeles traffic and congestion, getting around in Minneapolis is a breeze. Having a less stressful commute was a priority for their North Loop office location. Justin was thrilled to learn that Ramp C, with carpool parking for only $20 per month, was half a block away: “When we saw the option to get a carpool pass, we applied immediately.” They love the time and money that they are saving. 

Another benefit to carpooling is using the E-ZPass lane on I-35 W toll-free, bypassing congestion, and exiting directly into downtown. Justin added, “The system with the tap card is super easy to use, and the ramp itself is always clean, safe, and close to where we need to go. Been extremely impressed so far!" 

Carpooling at the ABC Ramps Mobility Hub reduces congestion, lowers emissions, saves money, and is more fun than driving alone. 

Share Your Bike to Work Story

Were you inspired to take your first bike trip to work on Bike to Work Day May 19th? Have you been waiting for a warm up to bust out the two wheels? Or have you been riding year-round? It's not too late to share your bike to work story! 

Submit before June 1st, and include your email address to be entered into a drawing for one of 5 $20 gift cards to One On One Bicycle Studio (4461 Minnehaha Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55406).

Check out Jenna's story below, and share yours today! Winners will be notified after May 31st.

Share Your Story

Legislative Recap

The end of the legislative session is filling us with confidence in the future of multimodal transportation! Commuters, advocates, and lawmakers established a transformative foundation for the future of non-single occupancy vehicle transportation. If you want to learn more, join the organizations shaping this future tonight, May 25th for a celebration at Dual Citizen Brewing


Read the highlights from our partners: 



  • About $40 million per year for the next two years for biking and walking 
  • $10 million/yr. for the next two years for MnDOT Safe Routes to School grants 
  • Biking and walking safety studies and complete streets improvements in the Metro Counties are also eligible for another $40 million+ 
  • Switching “Schools MAY teach bicycle & pedestrian safety” to MUST 
  • Law changes as of August 1, 2023 that will make biking on the roads safer, including the Idaho Stop and changing "bicyclists must ride as far to the right as practicable" to "as far to the right as is safe as determined by the bicyclist." 
  • Reauthorizes MnDOT’s Active Transportation Advisory that was sunset several years ago 
  • Creates a Traffic Safety Council and includes a BikeMN representative as one of the members 
  • Creates an up to $1,500 e-bike point of sale rebate 



  • Long-term, dedicated transit funding to create the amazing system we need and deserve in the Twin Cities. Think fast and frequent service, electric buses, complete bus rapid transit network, new pedestrian and biking connections, and more. 
  • Cutting-edge policy to curb climate pollution from new transportation projects will require agencies to turn climate goals into action, lowering emissions and vehicle miles traveled. 
  • Transit ambassadors to create a safe and welcoming system for all. 
  • Decriminalized fare enforcement to end the astronomical fines and unjust criminal penalties disproportionately hurting Black and Native riders. 
  • A free fare pilot on two Metro Transit lines to better understand the impact free fares can have for community members and transit operations. 
  • Big funding for Northern Lights Express passenger rail connecting the Twin Cities and Duluth. 
  • Additional resources for Greater Minnesota transit to ensure that transit gains and accessibility are shared throughout the state. 
  • … And so much more, from an e-bike credit to active transportation funding to a new safety council…. This was a big session! 

Register for the Celebration!

A Progress Report of the Minnesota Shared Mobility Collaborative 

Formed in 2017, the Minnesota Shared Mobility Collaborative is a group of transportation leaders, public agencies, private companies, city officials, and nonprofit organizations working together to increase shared mobility options across the state. They shared a vision and created an action plan for the future of transportation in the Twin Cities. 

The Minnesota Shared Mobility Collaborative (SMC) recently released a report on the progress after five years on their action plan. The SMC commissioned researchers from the University of Minnesota’s Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs to study the group’s progress and determine how well the plan has been implemented. Here is a two-page at-a-glance progress report and the full progress report

Bike to Work Day's Triumphant Return to Downtown!

Friday, May 19 was National Bike To Work Day – a day to elevate active transportation, health and wellness, and building community. After a three-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the annual Bike To Work Day event returned to Minneapolis for a day of celebrating bicycle commuters, recreational riders, and bikers of all abilities 

Morning Bike To Work Day Pit Stops & “High Fives”

Morning bicyclists got energized during their ride with coffee, snacks, bike swag, and lots of “high fives” at six pit stop locations along bike trails. Bike commuters and a few families on their way to school and daycare stopped by to warm up in the morning chill. Pit stops were staffed by the City of St Louis ParkMinneapolis College BIKE ProgramABC Ramps Mobility Hub, Camden BicyclesBehind Bars Bike Shop and  U of M Bike Center.

The Celebration Continued in the Afternoon at Government Plaza

The Bike To Work Day celebration took place at Government Plaza in front of Hennepin County Government Center. Over a dozen organizations exhibited at the event, including biking and community organizations and transportation providers. Exhibitors highlighted infrastructure projects and programs, provided bike tune-ups, and offered e-bike and scooter demos.

Featured speakers spoke to current biking initiatives, inspirations, and a vision going forward:


  • Elliott Payne, Minneapolis City Council
  • Elissa Schufman, Minneapolis Bicycle Advisory Committee
  • Kevin Anderson, Hennepin County Commissioner

The event culminated in a Bike to Work Day group bike ride to Art-A-Whirl festivities in Northeast Minneapolis!

Thank you to all the exhibitors, partners, and Hennepin County and The City of Minneapolis for making the day a huge success!

Invite Move Minneapolis to Your Events

The Move Minneapolis team has attended events recently with Thrivent, Zeller Properties,

Wells Fargo Tower, and Transwestern

Celebrate summer and learn about sustainable transportation with the the Move Minneapolis team! We are available for in-person presentations, wellness/benefits fairs, and tabling at your workplace or property to promote the commute options and resources available to your employees and tenants.

Need help with bike routes, transit trip planning, Metropass information, carpooling education, telework resources? We do it all!

What can Move do for your workplace? Contact us!

Other Happenings

Perennial FTW Group Rides

Join Perennial Cycle for group rides every other Thursday starting June 8 through August 17, with a special edition Saturday ride on July 22. Meet behind the shop for a 5-10 mile ride to a local business for drinks and/or snacks.

These rides are for Femme/Trans/Women, and Non-Binary people and are all about fun and community. No registration required.

Apply to Serve on the Pedestrian Advisory Committee

The City of Minneapolis Pedestrian Advisory Committee (PAC) is now accepting accplications from residents of Ward 1, 2, 5, 6, and 9. The PAC advises the Mayor and City Council on policies, programs, and actions for improving pedestrian safety, mobility, accessibility, and comfort. The application will close on June 11.  

Learn More

Queer History Ride

An exploration of St. Paul through a few of the city's most prominent LGBTQ+ sites and their history!

Join June 3 at 2 pm for a 12 mile group ride with stops throughout the city to hear from a local LGBTQ+ Public Historian on St. Paul queer history.

Learn More

Warehouse District Live

Each week, starting Memorial Day weekend through Halloween weekend, Warehouse District Live will create an enhanced pedestrian zone that will feature food trucks, tables and seating, restrooms and various activities throughout the summer and the fall.

Learn More

BikeMN Art Rides

BikeMN is offering another season of mellow paced bike ride and art tour of some of the amazing art right here in Minneapolis! NEW ROUTES – NEW ART – NEW BREWERY & CAFE STOPS! $30/person or pay-what-you-can to support the Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota. All tours begin at 10am and go until 1pm or so.

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