Celebrations planned throughout city for Twin Cities Bike to Work Day on May 17

Join your neighbors in group rides to downtown Minneapolis for Twin Cities Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 17. Several City leaders will be leading bike rides Friday morning to the Hennepin County Government Center plaza for a celebration.

The celebration, scheduled for 7:30 a.m.-9 a.m., is part of a month of activities promoting biking in Minneapolis. Find details on events, group rides, Bike to Work Day pit stops and more at tcbiketoworkday.org. Thousands of people across the Twin Cities are expected to get on their bikes and participate in events throughout the day.

City of Minneapolis Public Works staff will have a booth at Friday morning’s Bike to Work Day celebration. It’s an opportunity to learn more about the development of the Minneapolis Transportation Action Plan and Vision Zero Action Plan now underway.

The Transportation Action Plan will be a 10-year plan to implement the transportation vision outlined in the Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan. It will develop strategies and actions on the following topics: advanced mobility, pedestrian, bicycle, transit, freight, street operations, and street design. The Vision Zero Action Plan will be a three-year plan to advance the City’s commitment to ending traffic fatalities and severe injuries resulting from traffic crashes on our streets by 2027.

Minneapolis is one of the most bike friendly cities in the country with more than 250 miles of on-street and off-street bikeways. More than 30% of the trips taken in Minneapolis are less than 3 miles, making biking a great option for getting around the city. The City’s Climate Action Plan has a goal of having 15 percent of commuters biking to work by 2025.

Twin Cities Bike to Work Day is presented by the City of Minneapolis, Our Streets Minneapolis, City of Saint Paul, Hennepin County and Move Minnesota.

 

Published May 15, 2019

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