Minneapolis introducing 'Stay Healthy Streets' routes to encourage social distancing

Monday, the city of Minneapolis announced it would make additional space for people to walk and bike while social distancing through its Stay Healthy Streets routes.

According to the city, the routes allow for five miles of extra pedestrian space. The routes are found in north, northeast and south-central Minneapolis.

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All the routes that were chosen see a high concentration of pedestrians using the streets to access essential services, the city said in a statement.

The streets chosen for the routes will be closed to through traffic, with the exception of residents living on those streets.

A map of the Stay Healthy Streets routes can be found here.