Education InvestmentsEducation Investments

The BWTC strategy throughout the pilot is and to raise capacity of elected officials, transportation professionals, and other stakeholders for best practices bike/walk transportation system and project development to increase awareness of bicycling and walking as transportation modes across the pilot communities.



BWTC Award


City of Minneapolis Minneapolis

Bike and Pedestrian Ambassador Program


ongoing over four years

Metropolitan Council

Cycloplan region-wide planning tool


complete and ongoing

NGO: St. Paul Smart Trips

St Paul Smart Trips community-based marketing in project neighborhoods


Union Park and Highland neighborhoods complete; Como and Frogtown neighborhood work in 2012

NGO: Cycles for Change (FKA Sibley Bike Depot)

Community Partners Bike Library Program to provide loaned bicycles to low-income residents through social service organizations


ongoing over 2 years

Managed by BWTC

Communications contracts over 5 years*


some work complete; some underway

Managed by BWTC

Technical advisory team and bike sharing technical assessment



Managed by BWTC

Enforcement training contract for all law enforcement departments in the BWTC grant area



Managed by BWTC

Outreach/public engagement on proposed greenway



* Website development, media outreach, special events, project openings, video production, creative work for PR and advertising, neighborhood campaigns, etc.              

Significant BWTC Educational Events and Activities

BWTC Website

Bike Walk Move campaign

Monthly e-newsletter to stakeholders

Training of LAB certified instructors


BWTC Professional Development and Public Workshops/Events

"Designing Streets for Pedestrian Safety" with Michael Ronkin

"Designing Community Places: Ped/Bike Boulevards and Livable Streets" with Dan Burden

"Bike/Walk Streets in the Twin Cities: Innovation for Livability" with Mia Birk

"Designing Streets from the Outside In: Complete Streets and Beyond" BWTC Technical Support Design Team

"Joy Ride to a more Livable City: Bike Boulevards, Cycle Tracks and other fun solu-tions" Mia Birk

"Walking and Biking Through Minnesota Winters" with Antonio Rosell

Winter Maintenance Experts Breakfast Discussion Panel

"21st Century Transportation - Cities at the Forefront" with NYC Commissioner of Transportation Janette Sadik-Kahn

"Designing for Pedestrians and Cyclists" ITE training with Antonio Rosell

"Walking and Biking Through Minnesota Winters" ITE training with Antonio Rosell

"Better Living with Less Traffic: Reclaiming our Cities through The Art of Place Making" with David Engwicht

Neighborhood and public meetings:  Como Neighborhood,  Seward Neighborhood, University  of Minnesota


BWTC Sponsorships/Participation

Twin Cities Bike Walk Week

Living Green Expo

Minnesota State Fair Eco Experience 2007 - 2011

Monthly webinar of American Pedestrian and Bicycle Association  

Urban Bike Festival of Rondo Days Festival

Open Streets Minneapolis