Submit a route idea for 2018 Open Streets season

The City of Minneapolis and the City’s Open Streets event organizer, Our Streets Minneapolis, are seeking route ideas for the 2018 Open Streets season.

Organizations can also share their interest in being a local route host. Applications are due Sept. 21, 2017.

Applicants with proposed routes that meet the goals of Open Streets will be considered and contacted by early November. Anybody can submit an idea.

The City of Minneapolis and Our Streets Minneapolis, formerly the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition, will host a meeting July 25, 6-7:30 p.m., at the Minneapolis Central Library, RKMC Meeting Room S-275, 300 Nicollet Mall, for those interested in becoming a local route host.

For more information and to submit an idea for a 2018 route, visit the Open Streets website.

Since 2011 when the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition hosted the first Open Streets event on a 2-mile stretch of Lyndale Avenue South, the initiative has grown considerably, drawing 81,000 people to eight events in 2016.

An Open Streets event.

The next Open Streets event, Lake+Minnehaha, will be held Sunday, July 23, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

The goals of Open Streets include growing community connections, civic pride and community engagement, celebrating the city’s diversity, inspiring healthy living, stimulating local business and promoting active transportation.