Volunteer or just join in Open Streets Franklin Aug. 27

Open Streets Franklin is one of three remaining opportunities to explore the streets of Minneapolis car-free this season. During Open Streets, a significant length of a busy street is closed to automobile traffic from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. to allow families and neighbors to walk, bike, skate, have fun and shop in a safe, car-free environment.

The free event helps promote walking, bicycling and mass transit for the well-being of people and our environment. It also helps promote good public health by encouraging active, healthy lifestyles.

Volunteer by Aug. 23 to help set up, manage or break down event stands. There are 11 fun volunteer options to choose from. It's a great way for families, neighbors and friends to volunteer together. Sign up for a shift today.

2017 Open Streets events

The remaining two Open Street events are Open Streets West Broadway, Saturday, Sept. 9, and Open Streets Nicollet, Sunday, Sept. 24.

The first Open Streets Minneapolis event was held on Lyndale Avenue South in 2011 and drew more than 5,000 participants. Since then, it’s expanded to many parts of town, and each event draws thousands of people. 

This is the seventh year the City has co-sponsored Open Streets Minneapolis, an initiative of Our Streets MPLS (formerly the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition), presented by the Center for Prevention at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota.

Get more information on this year’s events. Learn more about bicycling and walking in Minneapolis.


Published Aug 22, 2017



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