The 2020 season of Open Streets Minneapolis had seven events throughout the City.
The COVID-19 pandemic presented unprecedented challenges to the City and Open Streets Minneapolis.
This included not knowing if and when we could gather for large public events. In response to this uncertainty, we made a few changes to our typical event season:
- We didn't host any Open Streets events in June 2020. We explored the possibility of moving Open Streets Lyndale and Minnehaha to October.
- We prepared to cancel any event that poses a significant health risk. We prepared to make data-driven cancellation decisions at least eight weeks ahead of each event.
Our first priority is the health of our community.
In a time of social distancing & economic uncertainty:
Open Streets Minneapolis events were powerful spaces for community healing. We made the best decisions to increase the chances these events can happen without compromising community health.