Open Streets Mpls season is upon us! These events are not only some of the most fun community festivals in Minneapolis, but they are also great venues for us to educate the public around protected bikeways and to gather support. At Open Streets NE on July 12th, we'll be making a physical pop-up protected bikeway so that people can have a tangible experience with this kind of infrastructure and to sign a postcard in support.
Last year with the power of volunteers we were able to gather thousands of postcards of support, which lead to us securing $750,000 in city funding for protected bike lanes for 2015 and 2016! We need volunteers to make this year another great success! We're looking for 12-18 folks to help set up the pop-up demonstration, talk with people about protected bikeways, and tare down at the end of this fun event!