COMMUNITY VOICES | Greenway Experience Open Street helps residents imagine a new kind of street

On May 31, North Girard and Humboldt Avenues North were cleared of car traffic from Broadway to 42nd Avenue for the first Open Streets event of the summer. People rode bikes and other kinds of human powered devices, walked, played music, created art and hung out over a temporary north-south greenway across north Minneapolis.

The route is under consideration for a permanent Greenway project, so residents and visitors were able to imagine for one day a new kind of street.

Near 33rd and Humboldt, the Street Animation Station created stop motion animation on the street. This video combines that animation with interviews along the route.

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John Akre