Open Streets Minneapolis Event Gives People Access to Car Free Streets

Photo: Photo: Open Streets Minneapolis/Shanika Neal

June 10, 2016 07:10 AM

The first of the eight Open Streets Minneapolis event began this weekend, granting bicyclists, skateboarders and pedestrians full access to miles of car-free streets.

Open Streets Minneapolis started in 2011 and promotes healthful living, sustainable transportation and local businesses throughout the city, according to a news release. Free Metro Transit bus and Metro line tickets will be available to participants through a downloadable pass.

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The first event started Sunday on Lyndale Avenue South between 22nd and 42nd streets. Participants are able to take part in multiple free Open Streets events, which occur through early October. 


Ellie Herman

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