Be on the lookout for FSI's parklet as part of the Parklets that Empower project! Currently at Plaza Latino on Payne Avenue on the East Side.
The Friendly Streets Initiative is based out of Saint Paul, Minnesota and facilitates community organizing through creative public engagement events. We assist communities in visioning for positive change to public spaces, collect and analyze data, and help neighbors navigate city planning processes.
News & Announcements
Our first big event of the year — June 9 Rondo Land Bridge Party!
Parklet at Highland Grill
Recent Press Articles
11.16.16 Land bridge over I-94 in St. Paul among ideas funded by Knight Foundation by Maja Beckstrom, Pioneer Press
10.14.16 – Reconciling with Rondo: could an I-94 ‘land bridge’ help heal a 50-year-old civic scar? by Peter Callaghan, MinnPost
10.8.16 Land bridge could transform a section of I-94 in St. Paul by Jessie Van Berkle, StarTribune
9.28.16 — Friendly Streets: Bottom-Up St. Paul Project changes the way people look at their city by Jay Walljasper, The Line, excerpted from Jay Walljasper’s new book, “America’s Walking Renaissance.”
8.29.16 – St. Paul neighbors learning to get acquainted in their front yards by Tad Vezner, St. Paul Pioneer Press
8.22.2016 – Friendly Streets: Bottom-Up St. Paul Project changes the way people look at their city by Jay Walljasper, MinnPost, excerpted from Jay Walljasper’s new book, “America’s Walking Renaissance.”
6.9.2016 – Creative Crosswalks in St. Paul: Slow change, but pace may now quicken by Bill Lindeke, MinnPost