Open Streets University of Minnesota + Motley this Sunday!
The 2018 Open Streets Minneapolis season grand finale takes place this Sunday, September 30th with Open Streets University of Minnesota + Motley. The third Open Streets Minneapolis event near the University of Minnesota campus, Open Streets University of Minnesota + Motley will take place from 11 AM to 5 PM on 14th Avenue Southeast, University Avenue Southeast, and Oak Street Southeast. In past years, Open Streets University of Minnesota events attracted 5,000 people biking, walking, and playing in the street.
Open Streets Minneapolis gives local residents a chance to experience their streets in a whole new way – by bike, skateboard, wheelchair, or on foot. Open Streets Minneapolis closes major thoroughfares to motor vehicle traffic and opens them up for programming and fun from local business, institutions, residents, and community groups. These family-friendly events are free for all to attend, and are a great way to better get to know your community.
Open Streets UMN + Motley will feature engagement about the future of the surrounding neighborhood at the intersection of Oak St SE & University Ave SE. Here, folks can join Motley for a building demonstration and conversations with the district’s planners.
About Open Streets Minneapolis
Since 2011, Open Streets Minneapolis has turned more than 20 streets into car-free, community-filled fun for a weekend afternoon. More than 101,000 people participated in 8 Open Streets Minneapolis events in 2017.
Open Streets Minneapolis is a City of Minneapolis event, hosted by Our Streets Minneapolis and presented by the Center for Prevention at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota.
Open Streets University of Minnesota + Motley is presented by Motley and is sponsored by MetroTransit, Minneapolis Telecommunications Network, AT&T, AARP Twin Cities, All Energy Solar, CenterPoint Energy, Hennepin Healthcare, and Xcel Energy. Full details are available at www.openstreetsmpls.org.
About Our Streets Minneapolis
Our Streets Minneapolis is a community-driven organization that advocates for a city where biking, walking, and rolling are easy and joyful for people of all backgrounds and identities, in all parts of the city.
Motley is a historic name for the area on the western edge of Prospect Park along the University of Minnesota campus. Today, Motley is a project using creative urban planning to transform the area that connects the University of Minnesota campus and surrounding districts into a vibrant neighborhood that better serves the community.