*****PRESS RELEASE ****
Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition, Nicole Campbell
Advocates and Elected Officials Celebrate Improvements on Park & Portland Avenues
November 5, 2012 8am – 9am; ribbon-cutting and speaking at 8:30am, Peavey Park
The Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition, in partnership with Hope Community Inc., Commissioner McLaughlin, Council Member Glidden, and Council Member Lilligren, is holding a celebration of theimplementation of safety improvements on Park Avenue and Portland Avenue on Monday, November 5. The improvements that make these two avenues safer and friendlier for pedestrians, bicyclists, and the community include reduced speed limits, new buffered bike lanes on the right side of the road, and reduction in car travel lanes in certain areas. The celebration will take place on the corner of Franklin Avenue and Park Avenue, in Peavey Park. Volunteers from the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition will be on hand to distribute breakfast treats to bicycle and pedestrian commuters passing by.