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Temporary Greenway Demonstration

A temporary greenway (paint and materials on top of existing streets) has been installed along the 3000 – 3500 blocks of Irving Avenue North, between Folwell and Jordan parks. Current plans call for the temporary greenway to remain in place for up to one year so that residents and the City can evaluate how it works and assess interest in a permanent greenway.

Features of the temporary greenway include:

  • designated paths and boulevards for walking and bicycling
  • traffic calming elements
  • flower planters
  • benches and tables to gather, relax, and eat
  • tetherball station and other protected play areas
  • painted pavement art

This temporary greenway follows three years of community engagement with neighbors including extensive outreach to residents and property owners on the 5-block route. Over the summer of 2015, many of the neighbors living on and near Irving Avenue shared their thoughts and ideas and the City used this community input to design the temporary greenway.

You can find additional information in these background materials:* 

  • Overview map of the project
  • A summary of what each block of the demonstration will look like in PDF or Word
  • Detailed plans showing the block by block designs 

*Note: these plans are subject to change. Updates will be posted on this website when they are available.
Paint the pavement art designed by Justaposition Arts will be included throughout the project, and neighbors of all ages are invited to help paint the art on the street at a the grand opening on Saturday, June 25th from 1-6 pm. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to frequently asked questions are available in this document (PDF) (Word)

For more information, contact [email protected] or 612-673-2301, or visit the North Minneapolis Greenway project page.

Community Feedback Summary Reports

We value your feedback. Please visit to share your thoughts with us.

We have received 420 comments of positive feedback and concerns through May 11, 2017.  For details, please view the May 2017 Summary Report.

You may also provide feedback by calling 311 or emailing the Minneapolis Health Department at [email protected]. The City will offer additional ways to provide feedback on the temporary greenway throughout the year and use this input to make real-time adjustments to the project as well as inform future decisions.

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This project is funded in part by the Center for Prevention at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, the Minnesota Department of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the City of Minneapolis.

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If you need this material in an alternative format please call Minneapolis Department of Health at (612) 673-2301 or email [email protected]. Deaf and hard-of-hearing persons may use a relay service to call 311 agents at (612) 673-3000. TTY users may call (612) 673-2157 or (612) 673-2626.

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Last updated May 12, 2017



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