Open Streets Lake + Minnehaha returns Sunday, July 22

Open Streets Lake + Minnehaha returns this Sunday, July 22 in south Minneapolis.

The event will be held on Lake Street, from Elliot Avenue to Minnehaha Avenue; and then along Minnehaha Avenue to Minnehaha Parkway from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The streets will be closed to motorized traffic. Signalized intersections will remain open.

Open Streets Minneapolis gives people a chance to temporarily enjoy the street in a car-free environment – opening it up for walking, biking and rolling. Last year’s Open Streets Lake + Minnehaha event drew 18,500 people.

Staff from Public Works will have a booth at Lake and Hiawatha during the Open Streets Lake + Minnehaha to share information and collect input on the City’s commitment to Vision Zero and the development of the 10-year Transportation Action Plan, which will update the city’s current Access Minneapolis plan. Visitors to the booth can take the Vision Zero pledge, share ideas on how to make our streets safer, and provide input on how they use transportation options in the city.

Other upcoming Open Streets Minneapolis events include Northeast (Sunday, Aug. 5), Franklin (Sunday, Aug. 26), West Broadway (Saturday, Sept. 15), Nicollet (Sunday, Sept. 23) and the University of Minnesota + Motley (Sunday, Sept. 30.)

The City of Minneapolis and Our Streets Minneapolis are also collaborating on a social media campaign called #WeWalkMpls to highlight the stories of residents of all ages and backgrounds who choose to walk for commuting and a primary way to get around the city. Our Streets Minneapolis will be collecting stories from walkers during the Open Streets Lake + Minnehaha event. Share your walking stories by using the hashtag #WeWalkMpls on social media.

Open Streets is a City of Minneapolis event, hosted by Our Streets Minneapolis and presented by the Center for Prevention at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota. More than 101,000 people participated in Open Streets events in 2017.

 

 

Published Jul 20, 2018

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