Open Streets Franklin returns Sunday, Aug. 25

Open Streets Franklin returns for the sixth year Sunday, Aug. 25, providing people a chance to enjoy the corridor in a car-free environment by biking, walking or rolling.

The event will be held on Franklin Avenue East from Portland Avenue to 27th Avenue South from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and feature more than 100 street space hosts with a variety of activities, including storytelling, live music, and opportunities to create art.

Staff from Public Works will have a booth on Franklin between Columbus and Chicago avenues to share information about the development of the Minneapolis Transportation Action Plan and Vision Zero Action Plan. The Transportation Action Plan will be a 10-year plan to implement the transportation vision outlined in the Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan. The Vision Zero Action Plan will be a three-year plan to advance the City’s commitment to ending traffic fatalities and severe injuries resulting from traffic crashes on our streets by 2027.

The City of Minneapolis and Our Streets Minneapolis are also collaborating for the second year on a social media campaign called #WeWalkMpls to highlight the stories of people who choose to walk for commuting and a primary way to get around the city. There will be a pop-up at Franklin & Minnehaha Avenue to participate in a photo booth for the campaign. Share your walking stories by using the hashtag #WeWalkMpls on social media.

Upcoming Open Streets Minneapolis events for the 2019 season include University of Minnesota + Motley (Sunday, Sept. 8), West Broadway (Saturday, Sept. 14) and Nicollet (Sunday, Sept. 22). Learn more at


Published Aug 23, 2019



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