Wanted: ideas for new Open Streets Minneapolis locations

 

Open Streets Minneapolis, an initiative comprised of individual, one-day routes that give residents, families and neighbors opportunities to walk, bike, skate, have fun and shop in a safe, car-free environment, is looking to expand into other parts of the city. Organizers are asking for ideas in the community to see what neighborhoods would be a good fit for an Open Streets Minneapolis route.

More than a street festival, Open Streets Minneapolis gives residents an opportunity to explore their neighborhood and local businesses in a safe, fun, and family-friendly way. It encourages the use of active transportation and healthy living, and has a goal of giving residents an opportunity to rethink our streets as public space. The first Open Streets Event was in 2011 and has since grown to eight events a year that draw tens of thousands of pedestrians, bicyclists, skateboarders and wheelchair users.

If you have a good idea for a route or if you are part of an organization that would like to be considered as a host of a 2017 Open Streets Minneapolis route, go to the application webpage at www.openstreetsmpls.org/open_streets_2017_local_route.

Open Streets Minneapolis is a City of Minneapolis event hosted by the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition and presented by The Center for Prevention at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota.

For more information, visit the Open Streets Minneapolis website at www.openstreetsmpls.org.  

 

 

Published Aug 31, 2016