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Open Streets Sunday

Bring friends, family and a refillable water bottle

June 8, 2012 (MINNEAPOLIS) For a few hours Sunday, Lyndale Avenue South will close to vehicles and open to people.

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, June 10, Lyndale Avenue South from 22nd Street to 42nd Street will become a giant street party for thousands of bicyclists and walkers at Open Streets 2012.

Hydrants along the route will become drinking fountains for the day, so participants should bring a refillable water bottle and enjoy Minneapolis tap water. Forecasters predict a high heat index.

In the past the street was the hub of the community; it was a place to shop, mingle, gossip and play. Open Streets gives this back while promoting healthy activity and sustainable transportation. This is a great opportunity for everyone young and old to be active while engaging with neighbors and local businesses. When streets are open for people to walk, bike, run and skate for a day, residents can experience their city in a whole different way.

Open Streets Minneapolis is an initiative of the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition. For more information, visit

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Published Jun 8, 2012