Open Streets Nicollet takes place Sunday, Sept. 23

Open Streets Nicollet returns Sunday, Sept. 23 for its fifth year — an event spanning Nicollet from Lake Street to 46th Street that gives neighbors a chance to enjoy the street in a car-free environment.

That stretch of Nicollet will be closed to motorized traffic from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Hosted by the Lyndale Neighborhood Association and Kingfield Neighborhood Association, Open Streets Nicollet features tons of family-friendly activities for people of all ages, including group yoga, live music and children’s play zones.

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.

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 Nicollet. 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.

The final Open Streets Minneapolis of the 2018 season is University of Minnesota + Motley (Sunday, Sept. 30.)

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

 

Published Sep 21, 2018

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