September 22nd is Car Free Day!

Air Quality

Move Minneapolis & Air Quality

Move Minneapolis is made possible by a federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality grant, in partnership with the City of Minneapolis, the Metropolitan Council, MnDOT, and the downtown Minneapolis Community. All of our programs seek to improve air quality by reducing traffic congestion and pollution generated by automobile exhaust. We accomplish this through a year-round outreach and education effort that raises awareness and reduces barriers to taking more sustainable trips around Minneapolis.

Outreach Calendar

  • April – Get Around – Avoid Construction Gridlock
  • May – Bike Month, Get Around cont.
  • June – Get Around cont. Pride
  • July – Get Around cont. Pride
  • August – Get Around cont. & World Car Free Day
  • September – World Car Free Day – Sept. 22nd
  • October – Carpool Month
  • November – Telework Month

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Breathe Easy focuses on three main goals:

  1. Increase awareness of where pollution comes from and how individual choices impact our regional air quality.
  2. Increase awareness of the Air Quality Index and encourage individuals to sign up to receive alerts when the air quality forecast calls for a sustained higher level of pollution in the region.
  3. Increase awareness of the numerous sustainable transportation resources available to downtown workers, residents, and visitors.

Employers can help with the effort by inviting Move Minneapolis to staff spring events, such as employer wellness fairs, sustainability/Earth Day events, Minneapolis Bike Week events, and benefits fairs. Employers can also sign up to receive Air Quality Alerts via email that they can forward to their workers, that increase awareness of bad air events and encourage employees to consider changing their travel behavior during these events.

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