July 22, 2022

In this edition

  • Light Rail Condensed to 2 Train Cars
  • Nice Ride for All at Open Streets
  • New Move Minneapolis Handouts
  • Mill District Infrastructure Changes
  • Other Happenings

Light Rail Car Reduction

If you’ve been on the Light Rail or watched one pass through downtown recently, you might have noticed that trains are running fewer vehicles than usual. This single change is a step towards Metro Transit’s larger goals of improving customer service laid out in the Safety & Security Action Plan.

How transit riders experience safety is heavily influenced by how busy and clean their bus or train is. This action has the potential to improve safety and the perception of it. However, some riders are hesitant of the long-term impacts of these reduced service offerings. Both Metro Blue and Green lines have been reduced from three-vehicles to two-vehicles from July 9th to August 19th.

Customer feedback will be a key factor in determining next steps, you can share your thoughts/feedback by sending an email to comments@metrotransit.org or by calling 612-373-3333

Open Streets Franklin

Despite the wind and rain, this month’s Open Streets Franklin Avenue was filled with smiles from community of all ages on the streets, especially from those riding Nice Ride’s E-bikes! You can read about all the fun over on Streets.MN. The Move Minneapolis team was once again staffing the Nice Ride booth alongside a couple of new faces. You can look forward to meeting Edward and Chris, working with Slow Roll MSP, when you test ride Nice Ride’s vehicles at our tent. Find us next month at Open Streets East Lake on August 13th, where we will be offering information and easy signup for Nice Ride for All. If you qualify, all you need is your phone and $5 for an annual subscription! 

New Move Minneapolis Handouts

Move Minneapolis has two new resources you can use to learn more about us, and to spread the word to others.

Our employer document, “Why Work with Move”, lists all the positive outcomes that can result when organizations embrace sustainable commuting, and how we can help. If you are an employee at an organization who wants to see more sustainability at your workplace, this document is easy to share with leadership.  

Our “Who is Move” document gives an at-a-glance overview of the who, what, and why behind our work. Share this document with co-workers, friends, organizational leadership, property managers, or anyone else interested in learning more about sustainable commuting. 

Short and Long-Term Fixes on 2nd Street

The City has installed concrete barriers at multiple intersections of 2nd Street to calm traffic. The barriers block car traffic for the length of 2nd Street but allow for bike and pedestrian traffic to pass through. Residents and area businesses are accessible, but street parking has been reduced. 

Concrete pyramids have been placed at the following intersections:

  • S 5th Ave and S 2nd St
  • Portland Ave and S 2nd St
  • Park Ave and S Washington Ave
  • 9th Ave S and S 2nd St
  • 10th Ave S and S 2nd St
  • S 2nd St and 11th Ave S

The barriers are a temporary public safety fix on a road that is due for a rebuild: City of Minneapolis Public Works has scheduled street improvements on 2nd St S from 2nd Ave S to 13th Ave S. The project will improve safety for all modes of travel, lower travel speeds, shorten crossings for pedestrians, and upgrade existing bike lanes. This includes better bikeway connections to West River Parkway on 13th Ave S and Portland Ave. These safety improvements will be incorporated into street resurfacing which is scheduled for 2023.

The goal is to improve safety and comfort for those walking, rolling, biking, and driving. This project will connect to critical routes such as the 3rd Avenue S Bridge and 11th Avenue S bikeway, and create seamless connections to the Stone Arch Bridge, the Bluff Street Trail, and the West River Parkway trail system. Finally, the project will better serve the neighborhood’s growing population, enhance pedestrian safety, and reduce likelihood of becoming an illegal late-night raceway. 

Concrete Barriers at Portland Avenue and 2nd Street

Other Happenings

Nice Ride at Twin Cities Carifest

Carifest is a celebration of Caribbean food, music and culture, rooted in the Twin Cities Caribbean community, promoting philanthropy among local businesses. Move Minneapolis, together with our Nice Ride For All partners, will be there from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Stop by our tent to sign-up, get some great bike swag, and enjoy the celebration!




11:00 am - 3:00 pm


West River Road North & 17th Avenue North

Fix Your Bike at Free Open Shops

Camden Cycles has partnered with @BikeMN to bring FREE classes at Camden Cycles! Head to Camden Cycles every 2nd and 4th Monday from 6-8 p.m!

Get more information and sign up at info@camdenbicyles.com

Adaptive Cycling with Allina Health and Courage Kenny

Join a weekly ride primarily on paved designated bike trails. You will ride at your own pace with a volunteer instructor. Ride your own bike or borrow one of our handcycles or trikes. All riders must provide their own helmet.




6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Varies by date

Move Minnesota’s Robert Piram Trail Group Ride

Join Move Minnesota for a group bike ride along Saint Paul’s newest trail!


TODAY! July 22, 2022


5:15 pm - 6:25 pm


Harriet Island Regional Park

Share Your Thoughts

In 2023, Hennepin County is repaving Marshall Street Northeast (County Road 23) between Lowry Avenue (County Road 153) and 37th Avenue. The resurfacing provides an opportunity to improve safety and mobility for people walking, biking and driving by considering roadway striping changes.

Learn more about the project, share your thoughts and ask your questions in the comment form.

Help shape the future of Highway 47 and Highway 65.

MnDOT is engaging the communities along Hwy 47 (University Avenue) and Hwy 65 (Central Avenue) in a new study to better understand the needs of those who travel along these roadways and what future improvements will help make conditions better for all. Your feedback will help shape a new and improved 47/65.

Learn about the project, including upcoming meetings.

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