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The Friendly Streets Initiative (FSI) based in Saint Paul, Minnesota, facilitates community organizing through creative public engagement events. (See the "In the Spotlight" section below to learn about the group's Better Bridges initiative.) The nonprofit helps communities improve public spaces, collect and analyze data and navigate city planning processes. Here, eight FSI strategies for success. Read »


A man traveling by foot  and a young girl on a bicycle cross a pedestrian bridge that's decorated with a banner for the Friendly Streets Initiative Better Bridges

Better Bridges is a community-led effort to re-engage Saint Paul neighborhoods that were disrupted and displaced by Interstate 94.

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