Open Streets U of M takes place tomorrow

It’s the final Open Streets events this year

Sept. 30, 2016 (MINNEAPOLIS) This season’s eighth and final Open Streets Minneapolis event is taking place tomorrow at the University of Minnesota, West Bank, and Dinkytown. It will give students, residents, families and neighbors opportunities to walk, bike, skate, have fun and shop in a safe, car-free environment.

Open Streets Minneapolis is Saturday, Oct. 1 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in West Bank, Dinkytown and on the U of M campus (see map for the complete route). Several streets will be closed to motor vehicle traffic. The free event is open to everyone, giving people the opportunity to enjoy biking, walking, skating, playing and using wheelchairs on their neighborhood street without the presence of motorized traffic.

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. Events are designed to help promote environmentally friendly transportation choices such as walking, bicycling and mass transit. They also help promote good public health by encouraging active, healthy lifestyles.  More than 70,000 people have attended Open Streets Minneapolis events so far this year.

For more information on this year’s events, visit the Open Streets Minneapolis website at www.openstreetsmpls.com. To learn more about bicycling in Minneapolis, visit the City’s bicycling website at www.minneapolismn.gov/bicycles.

 

Published Sep 30, 2016