Our Streets Minneapolis works for a city where biking, walking, and rolling are easy and comfortable for everyone. 

 

 We envision a city where:

    • Biking, walking, and rolling are easy and joyful for people of all backgrounds and identities in all parts of Minneapolis;
    • Streets and trails are vibrant community spaces with people walking and biking year-round;
    • Kids and families feel safe and comfortable walking and biking to neighborhood schools, parks, and businesses;
    • Older adults and people with mobility challenges are healthy, independent, and connected with their communities through streets and sidewalks designed for them; and
    • Abundant biking and walking contributes to happy people, a healthy environment, and a strong economy.

 

Read more about our name change here.

 

 

CURRENT NEWS

 

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Rendering of protected bikeways on Hennepin Ave

Our Streets Minneapolis current advocacy priorities

We are working to make streets safer for everyone walking, biking, and rolling. See our first-ever walking priorities and our 2017 biking priorities here

Thanks to everyone who offered input into our prioritization process--your input was very helpful and these priorities reflect what you told us should be the highest priorities.

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  • From the blog

    Volunteer with Us at Open Streets Franklin!

    Juliana_Pederson_Franklin_2016.jpgWe are now nearing the end of Summer, and the end of Open Streets season. Can you believe that we only have 3 more Open Streets left?! We're hoping to finish out these last events with a bang, but WE NEED YOUR HELP starting with Open Streets Franklin on Sunday, August 27th!

    Open Streets depends on individuals like you. 

    Our volunteers are:

    • From all ages and backgrounds (everyone is welcome to volunteer at our events!)
    • People who love Minneapolis and want to make their city better
    • Those who see the value and the many benefits of these events
    • Folks who want to make sure that Open Streets remains a Summer staple in Minneapolis

     

    You see, Open Streets is so much more than just a street festival. It is an international movement. With roots in Colombia dating back to the 1970's, Open Streets events in their many forms have become a grassroots catalyst for positive change in cities all over the world.

    Here's how Open Streets can benefit our community:

    • Support local businesses -  Open Streets encourages all of the small businesses and organizations to come out and gain visibility. This is one way that we can propel growth in our community, by supporting our neighbors and our local economy. 
    • Promote sustainable transportation and healthy living- Open Streets encourages folks to think about how easy it is to use sustainable transportation, especially in their own neighborhood! Why take a car when you can walk or bike stress-free, and get your body moving!? Sustainable transportation is good for you and for the environment.
    • Embrace diversity - These events are designed to bring different groups of people together so that we can all get to know each other, build relationships, and accept differences. As we become more united, we will further embrace our diverse community.
    • Rethink how you interact with your neighborhood - Open Streets allows us to experience our neighborhoods from a different perspective. We transform our streets into public spaces where there community can gather, explore, and celebrate. How else can we transform our neighborhoods to become more inclusive, welcoming, and vibrant? The conversation starts at Open Streets!

     

    When we recruit volunteers, we are asking folks to take ownership of these special events! Make them feel like they belong to you and your community! If you have just two hours to spare on Sunday August 27th, consider signing up as a volunteer at Franklin Open Streets! You will be taking part in Open Streets with a behind the scenes perspective and trust us, it is incredibly rewarding.

    Here’s a few of the different roles that you can sign up for! Click on the volunteer position to sign up for one of our 3 shifts and grab the time slot that works best for you! If these don’t catch your eye, check out the full list of 11 positions on our website and find the one that fits you best!

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    Join the Fun this Sunday at Open Streets Northeast

    logo-2017.pngGet ready folks, Open Streets Northeast is just around the corner! Come out on Sunday, August 6th from 11 am until 5 pm to experience the neighborhood in a whole new way.

    We have 3 miles of streets open for you to explore by foot or by wheels, so grease your bike chain and take out your walking shoes because you won't want to miss this event! The new route this year will span from Hennepin Ave to 5th St NE, up to 22nd Ave NE and over to Central Ave. You can explore all three nodes of activity and the open space to roam in between.

    Here's a map of the event along with some highlights so you can plan out your day!

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Places for people

 

 

A big thank you to the sponsors and supporters who help make Our Streets Minneapolis successful!

 

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota

 

Airtex Design Group | Bicycle Alliance of MN | Daniel Brazil Law Offices | Dero Bike Racks | Dorsey and Whitney Foundation | JAMF Software | The McKnight Foundation | Quality Bicycle Products (QBP) | Ride on Realty | Town Hall Brewery

 

For a complete list of Open Streets Minneapolis supporters, visit www.openstreetsmpls.org.
For a complete list of Minneapolis Bike Month supporters, visit www.mplsbikemonth.org.