Reconnecting North Minneapolis to the Mighty Mississippi
The bike and pedestrian conditions on the West Broadway I-94 bridge leave much to be desired.
Do you like to use the parks and trails along the Mississippi River? Are you excited about the new parkland coming to the riverfront in North Minneapolis? We are, too! We also want it to be easy to walk or bike between the existing North Minneapolis neighborhoods and this new parkland (and vice versa).
Throughout 2016, Eric King of the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs worked with FMR to research connections between Northside residential neighborhoods and the riverfront. At this event, Eric will summarize our findings that spanned broadly from overcoming physical barriers like I-94 to socioeconomic concerns like gentrification due to riverfront redevelopment. Afterward, stick around for a panel discussion about how to take this research and use it to advocate for improved river connections in North Minneapolis.
The event takes place at the Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center, and the schedule for the evening will be:
• appetizers at 5:30 p.m.
• presentation at 6 p.m. with the panel discussion to immediately follow
• mingling and food at 7:30 p.m.
We hope you can join us! Please RSVP so we can save your seat and know how much food to order.