All Open Streets Minneapolis events scheduled for 2020 are canceled due to risks posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
In April we announced our plan to decide whether to hold each event at least eight weeks ahead of the event date. At that time we committed to canceling events if they pose a significant public health risk. At a time of great uncertainty, this gave us the flexibility to adapt to new information as the pandemic unfolded.
Given the information currently available, Our Streets Minneapolis decided to cancel all Open Streets Minneapolis events planned for 2020.
Our top priority is the health of our community.
We worked closely with partners at the City of Minneapolis to make this decision. Our Streets Minneapolis and the City of Minneapolis agree that any Open Streets events this year would pose a significant public health risk.
Over the past two months, we canceled Open Streets Franklin, Open Streets East Lake, and Open Streets Northeast. We are now announcing the cancelation of the remaining events scheduled for 2020: Open Streets West Broadway, Open Streets Nicollet, Open Streets Lyndale, and Open Streets Minnehaha.
We are hopeful that events in the 2021 Open Streets Minneapolis season will provide powerful spaces for community healing. We will make announcements about the 2021 season early next year.
Open Streets Minneapolis is a City of Minneapolis event, hosted by Our Streets Minneapolis. Open Streets Minneapolis is sponsored by the Center for Prevention at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, AllinaHealth | Aetna, Lyft, All Energy Solar, Xcel Energy, and 36LYN Refuel Station. Open Streets West Broadway is hosted locally by the West Broadway Business and Area Coalition.