Open Streets West Broadway takes place Saturday, Sept. 15

Open Streets West Broadway returns for its third year Saturday, Sept. 15 — an opportunity to experience the corridor in a car-free environment and learn more about neighborhood organizations and businesses.

The event will stretch from Lyndale Avenue North to Penn Avenue North on West Broadway. The streets will be closed to motorized traffic from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Open Streets West Broadway, organized by the West Broadway Business & Area Coalition, will feature several booths and activities from neighborhood organizations and community groups.

Staff from Public Works will have a booth to share information and collect input on the City’s commitment to Vision Zero and the development of the 10-year Transportation Action 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 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 West Broadway. Share your walking stories by using the hashtag #WeWalkMpls on social media. 

Open Streets Minneapolis 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. They are seeking route ideas for the 2019 Open Streets season. Organizations can also share their interest in being a local route host. Applications are due Sept. 21, 2018.

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

Published Sep 14, 2018



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