Open Streets Season Kicks-Off with Lyndale Avenue

  Open Streets Lyndale

Photo by Mike Beck, 2014

On Sunday June 4th, from 11 AM to 5 PM, Lyndale Avenue will be temporarily closed to motorized vehicles and transformed into a bustling, colorful community space for folks to explore their neighborhood and local businesses while engaging with their public spaces in a completely different way.

Open Streets Lyndale is in its 7th year and we’re excited to announce that we’ve extended the route!

You can now enjoy 4 miles of family friendly fun on the street all the way from the Wedge Co-op on 22nd down past Minnehaha Creek to 54th Street.

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Women & Gender Non-conforming Rider Day

On May 6, we celebrated Women and Gender Non-conforming riders with a themed day of fun events as part of Minneapolis Bike Month.

Why is it important to create spaces and events for Women and Gender Non-conforming riders?

Minneapolis Bike Month is specifically geared toward encouraging new ridership. The Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition is committed to creating safer spaces to people of all genders. Based on counts that recognize "men" and "women," we know that out of all of the people who ride their bikes in Minneapolis, about 41% are women. (Even though there is a gender gap between men and women who bike, the national average is only 24% of women!)

Something about biking is not as accessible to women, and non-binary folks aren't even counted. That said, we really wanted to have a whole day of events focused on women and gender non-conforming folks.

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May 2017 PAC Meeting Summary

At its May 3 meeting, the City of Minneapolis Pedestrian Advisory Committee discussed three new projects as well as updates on new crosswalk markings recruitment for new PAC members and other issues. No formal action was taken.

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