Imagine: an event series co-creating future street designs that put people first.

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Conventionally, the process for street design has little input from the community and leaves few—often dissatisfactory—options.

Join us as we create pathways for community-preferred street design alternatives while celebrating the uniqueness of the neighborhoods in which they’re located. Together, we can share input on public projects and street reconstruction, making the streets of the Twin Cities safer and more equitable.

Imagine is…

  • An opportunity to meet your neighbors and be in community
  • A block party celebrating the uniqueness of the surrounding neighborhood
  • A space to imagine a better future together
  • A pathway to community self-determination
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What will our future streets look like?
You deserve a say.

Join us as we create pathways for community-preferred street design alternatives while celebrating the uniqueness of the neighborhoods in which they’re located. Together, we can share input on public projects and street reconstruction, making the streets of the Twin Cities safer and more equitable.

While it might not be at the front of your mind, the way streets are designed in your community impacts your likelihood of being involved in a crash, your ability to get around without a car, and the quality of the air you breathe. Universal design is a street planning approach that prioritizes accessibility, mobility, and usability. It’s centered on the vision that everyone should be able to comfortably and easily use our streets. Instead of designing streets for cars, we should incorporate universal design and design streets to be vibrant spaces that support the many ways that people get around.

Imagine events are block parties with purpose—empowering communities and helping you feel more connected to the street redesign process. Imagine events are means to develop and advocate for street solutions that directly benefit neighboring residents and represent the cultural richness and diversity of the neighborhood.

Don’t miss the next event.

Apply to be a vendor or participant at Imagine.

Stay tuned for additional opportunities at Imagine Cedarfest and Imagine Eat Street.

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Imagine Frogtown & Rondo
Sunday, July 14, 2024

People wait in line for food from Wha' Jamaican while the cook grills. Taken at the Imagine 6th Avenue North event in 2022.

Imagine 6th Avenue North
Saturday, August 10, 2024