If you’ve already got the Open Streets bug from our great event last September we’ve got a way to fulfill your urge this month! Open Streets kicks off with a one day event this Saturday, May 31st along the proposed Greenway route in north Minneapolis from 10-4pm. Here more info from Insight News:
The first of this summer’s Open Streets Minneapolis events will take place in North Minneapolis and will showcase the potential of a Greenway in the location of the event.
The North Minneapolis Greenway Experience will take place on Saturday, May 31 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and will close Humboldt Avenue North and Girard Avenue North from West Broadway Avenue to 42nd Avenue North to motor-vehicle traffic to allow families and neighbors to walk, bike, skate, have fun and shop in a safe, car-free environment.
Open Streets events are designed to help promote environmentally friendly transportation choices such as walking, bicycling and mass transit. They also help promote good public health by encouraging active, healthy lifestyles.
The location of the North Minneapolis Greenway Experience is where a Greenway is currently being considered. A network of 12 neighborhood, community and culturally based organizations are conducting outreach activities to engage area residents to gauge their interest in developing the Greenway. “We are proud and excited to have the kick-off Open Streets Minneapolis event in our neighborhood,” says Will Lumpkins. The North Minneapolis Greenway Experience will feature a pop-up roller rink, a portable playground, an urban farm fair, a BMX stunt show, a 3:3 basketball tournament, gardening demonstrations, live bands, a bike scavenger hunt, an old North Minneapolis history display and a pop-up flower park, as well as other activities and displays.