Open Streets Northeast returns Aug. 5

Open Streets Northeast returns Sunday, Aug. 5 for its sixth year.

The event takes place 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Central Avenue Northeast, 22nd Avenue Northeast, Monroe Street Northeast and East Hennepin Avenue. The streets will be closed to motorized traffic, but several cross streets along the route will remain open.

Open Streets Minneapolis events give people a chance to enjoy city streets in a car-free environment with fun activities ranging from street yoga to live music.

Staff from Public Works will have a booth at 13th Avenue Northeast & Monroe Street Northeast 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 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 Open Streets Northeast. 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.

For more information on this year’s events, visit the Open Streets Minneapolis website at

Published Aug 3, 2018



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