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6 Exciting Things at Open Streets Minneapolis on Lyndale

For the past 11 years, Our Streets Minneapolis & the City of Minneapolis have been opening up streets across Minneapolis for people to explore. Open Streets Minneapolis is a space for communities to come together and enjoy streets without cars.

This Sunday, October 10th we’re opening up Lyndale Ave S for you to explore! Open Streets Minneapolis on Lyndale is our longest route - just about 4 miles of car-free fun! Each year is an exciting, unique event full of vendors, entertainment, and more. Here are 6 things to look forward to at Lyndale:

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Luis Mendoza   posted by
October 19, 2021

Announcing the Rethinking I-94 project.

Our Streets Minneapolis is thrilled to welcome Alex Burns to the team to lead the Rethinking I-94 campaign. 

Alex will be helping lead a community-centered campaign to put people first in Minnesota Department of Transportation’s Rethinking I-94 project. This project will determine the future of the I-94 highway corridor between downtown Minneapolis and downtown Saint Paul. The construction of I-94 was devastating for communities along the corridor and the highway’s harms are ongoing. Urban highways lie at the foundation of an auto-centric transportation system that divides neighborhoods, pollutes communities and destroys our climate. Today, transportation is Minnesota’s largest source of greenhouse gas emissions. If we want to truly build a sustainable transportation system that works for everyone, we must move beyond urban highways like I-94.

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Luis Mendoza   posted by
August 18, 2021

Organizing for the Lyndale Avenue S 4-3 Conversion

Earlier this month, we announced that our campaign to transform Lyndale Ave S using a 4-3 safety treatment was successful. We have heard that Hennepin County plans to carry out this conversion sometime next year. Yet, we do not have an official start date or timeline for the project.

A public start date for this project is an important step in making sure that the County is accountable to folks who live, work and play along Lyndale Ave S. While we appreciate the stated intent to carry out the project, a public commitment with a clear timeline will go a long way towards ensuring transparency and building public trust.

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