Bicycling and Walking Update – Very last chance to volunteer at Open Streets Minneapolis!

Open Streets Minneapolis is heading back to the University of Minnesota on Saturday, October 1st. It’s the very last Open Streets of the 2016 season, and for the first time will be rolling out on the East Bank and West Bank! The Open Streets team is very excited to present many vendors, community groups, and performers – there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Come be a part of it! Volunteer in one of these fun roles for your free 2016 Open Streets t-shirt and help bring this amazing community event to life!
Open Streets University of Minnesota
October 1st, 11am-5pm
Cedar Riverside/West Bank/Dinkytown
Open Streets Minneapolis gives residents an opportunity to explore their neighborhoods and local businesses in a safe, fun, and family-friendly way. They encourage the use of active transportation and healthy living, and have a goal of giving residents an opportunity to rethink our streets as public space. Come be a part of it! 150 volunteers power this event, and each one makes a difference to bring out communities together. Sound like fun? Learn more and sign up here!
Hope to see you in the Streets!
Matthew Dyrdahl, Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator

Invitation to September 29 Upper Harbor Terminal Site Tour, Open House and Public Meeting

Upper Harbor 2
September 2016

Come to the September 29 Upper Harbor Terminal Phase 1 Site Tour, Open House and Public Meeting

Upper Harbor Photograph

The community is invited to learn more about the Upper Harbor Terminal site, see a concept for its redevelopment and join in a discussion of what “equity” could mean relative to this site. A tour of the Phase 1 portion of the site also will be available (but spots are limited).
Thursday, September 29
5:00 – 6:30 pm, tour and open house
6:30 – 8:00 pm, meeting
Supreme Marine,
3456 North Washington Ave.
(main entrance off Washington)
The tour from 5:00 –6:00 pm will give participants a chance to visit the Phase 1 portions of the site. Tour spots are limited, so please contact Siciid Ali at or 612-230-6576 to reserve your spot. Please note that the site is industrial in nature, may not be safe for children, and may require walking on rough terrain. Participants should dress accordingly, including sturdy shoes. A liability waiver will be required of all participants.
Note: This tour is intended for community members. If you are with a firm interested in development and/or business on the site, we ask that you not take these spaces.
From 5:00 – 6:30 pm, you may view the 3-D model built by Juxtaposition Arts apprentices to encourage visioning and discussion for the Phase 1 portion of the site. Learn about their concept, and share input on possible improvements and project equity in an informal setting.
The meeting from 6:30 to 8:00 pm will be a more focused discussion on how equity can be a centerpiece to the Upper Harbor Terminal site redevelopment.
Light refreshments will be provided, and family members are welcome. The City Clerk’s office is also planning to have a table available where attendees can register to vote.