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2023 Transportation Summit: Envisioning Downtown Streets That Prioritize People
November 15 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Downtown is the epicenter of change in our region. This event will create a proactive vision, changing the narrative of our streets as humanizing public spaces.
The downtown transportation system has largely been developed to enable 9-5 commutes in single occupancy vehicles. As downtowns across the world rethink how and who they serve, this event centers transportation as a lens to facilitate health, safety, joy and vibrancy.
Emerging from a culture shift in what is possible downtown, join us to share your lived experience and imagination for people centered transportation.
This is a free event! Vegan and gluten free breakfast will be provided by Food Gallery. Register early: seats are limited.
What to expect:
- Overview of examples & elements from around the world
- Panel discussion with local experts
- Workshop engagement envisioning downtown spaces with local examples, small group discussion and artistic representation
- Lesley Kandaras – General Manager, Metro Transit
- Joo Hee Pomplun – Executive Director, The Alliance
- Kyle Shelton – Director, Center for Transportation Studies
- Neil Reardon – Vice President, ESG Architecture & Design
- Ben Shardlow – Director of Urban Design, Downtown Council
We are committed to creating an inclusive and accessible event. The Hennepin venue is ADA compliant and provides elevator access to all spaces. If we can provide accommodation, please contact email@example.com.
The Hennepin is located on the corner of Hennepin Avenue and 9th Street in the heart of the Hennepin Theatre District in Downtown Minneapolis.
Registration is FREE. Reserve your spot HERE
How to Get There
Hop on Metro Transit and ride for free on November 15th! You can register for a pass through this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TransportationSummitNov15
The Hennepin is located within two blocks of several bus stops, including those on Nicollet Mall, and is a 10 minute walk from the Nicollet Mall light rail station. Plan your transit trip using the Metro Transit Trip Planner or Google Maps Transit option.
Hennepin Avenue separated bike lanes are now open between Washington Avenue and 12th Street North. On-street bike parking is available. Secure bike parking is available in Ramp B – register with Metro Transit.
Studio 900 is not skyway connected but is one block away from the nearest skyway. If you are walking via skyways from your downtown office, check out the skyway map to plan your route and check updated skyway hours.
Carpool and Driving
Parking is available one block away at Ramp A within the ABC Ramps mobility hub.
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