Open Streets West Broadway takes place Saturday, Sept. 14

Open Streets West Broadway returns Saturday, Sept. 14 – marking the 50th Open Streets Minneapolis event.

The event will stretch from Lyndale Avenue North to Penn Avenue North on West Broadway. The streets will be closed to motorized traffic from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., providing people a chance to enjoy the streets in a car-free environment. There will be more than 100 street space hosts with a range of fun activities, including live music, art, food and much more.

The City of Minneapolis Public Works Department will have a booth on West Broadway between Irving and Girard 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 West Broadway and Emerson avenues to participate in a photo booth for the campaign. Share your walking stories by using the hashtag #WeWalkMpls on social media.

The last Open Streets Minneapolis event for the 2019 season is Nicollet (Sunday, Sept. 22). The City of Minneapolis and Our Streets Minneapolis are seeking route ideas for the 2020 season. Applications are due Oct. 3, 2019.

 

Published Sep 13, 2019

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