Open Streets Lake + Minnehaha returns Sunday, July 21
July 19, 2019 (MINNEAPOLIS) - Open Streets Lake + Minnehaha returns this Sunday, July 21 in south Minneapolis.
The event will be held on Lake Street, from Elliot Avenue to Minnehaha Avenue; and then along Minnehaha Avenue from Lake Street to Minnehaha Parkway from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The streets will be closed to motorized traffic. Signalized intersections will remain open.
Open Streets Minneapolis gives people a chance to temporarily enjoy the street in a car-free environment – opening it up for walking, biking and rolling and tons of fun activities for people of all ages.
The City of Minneapolis Public Works Department will have a booth on Lake Street between Snelling and Minnehaha 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.
Upcoming Open Streets Minneapolis events for the 2019 season include Northeast (Sunday, Aug. 4), Franklin (Sunday, Aug. 25), University of Minnesota + Motley (Sunday, Sept. 8), West Broadway (Saturday, Sept. 14) and Nicollet (Sunday, Sept. 22). The events run 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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 Minnehaha Avenue and East 32nd Street to participate in a photo booth for the campaign. Share your walking stories by using the hashtag #WeWalkMpls on social media.
Opens Streets Minneapolis is a City of Minneapolis event hosted by Our Streets Minneapolis. Open Streets Minnehaha is sponsored by the Center for Prevention at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota and Metro Transit.