Walk the Talk: Festivals, more bike tours and Vision Zero

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Minneapolis Vision Zero Traffic Survey

This is not an event, but it’s still a great opportunity to get involved. Adopted in late 2019, the Vision Zero action plan aims to reduce the number of road deaths in Minneapolis (to zero) by creating safer infrastructure and encouraging safer behavior. Now the city is updating the initiative and seeking feedback on strategies used to achieve safer traffic speeds on busier streets, including slower speed limits, pedestrian-oriented infrastructure and regimes. road. Take the survey here.

Saint Paul Classic Bike Tour – Sunday September 11, 7:30 am

The annual Saint Paul Classic Bike Tour returns September 11 for its 28e Course! The event is hosted by the Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota, a cycling advocacy group focused on community outreach and engagement. The 31-mile loop (excluding an optional 3-mile loop around Phalen Park) begins and ends at the Lake Como Pavilion, past the recently upgraded Grand Round at St. Paul. Ticket prices range from $15 to $50 and registration will be limited to 2,450 attendees. Click here to register and find more information.

Two courses of different lengths allow riders of all levels to enjoy the Saint Paul Classic.

Mac-Grove Fest – Saturday, September 10, 11 a.m.

Music, food, vendors and lots of interesting activities can be found at this year’s Mac-Grove Fest in St. Paul. The festival begins at 11 a.m. at Edgcumbe Rec Center Fields and will feature a variety of activities throughout the day. Hosted by the Macalester-Groveland Community Council, the event aims to foster community and promote local businesses. Learn more here!

Open Streets West Broadway – Saturday, September 10, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The popular Open Streets Minneapolis, organized by the 501(c)3 group Our Streets Minneapolis, continues September 10 with West Broadway in North Minneapolis! The festival closes West Broadway to vehicles between Penn and Lyndale, opening the street to pedestrians, bicycles and vendors. The festivities start at 11 a.m. and continue until 4:30 p.m. For more, check out the Open Streets website.

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