What is St. Paul Open Streets

Open Streets events bring together families, neighbors and friends to mingle, recreate, dine, play and shop in their community in a safe, car-free environment. This is not a race. Participants can explore the street that is open only to foot, bicycle and skate traffic. In addition to bicycling, walking and skating, there are programmed recreational activities for all ages along the street. Some of these activities might include yoga, zumba, games and dance lessons. There will also be musical performances and classes on bike safety and repair.

Watch this video courtesy of the City of St. Paul

Check out photos from last year’s event


Event Information

Date: Sunday, September 21, 2014
Time: 12pm-4pm
Location: On University Avenue between Lexington Parkway and Marion Street in St. Paul

Check out all of the day’s activities on our interactive map

Getting there
Ride Metro Transit FREE
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Get you free downloadable pass to the event here.

Plan your bus or train trip on Metro Transit’s Trip Planner.

The Metro Green Line will have regular service all day through the event area.

Route 16 buses will be detoured around the event area, but will bring you to either end of the event.

There are a number of bike routes to reach the event, including the recently completed Charles Ave Bike Blvd. Check out Cyclopath for turn by turn directions.

North/South roads that will remain open within the event area include:
Lexington Parkway
Victoria Street
Dale Street
Western Avenue
Marion Street


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For general questions or sponsorship inquiries, please contact:

Damian Goebel
St Paul Smart Trips
55 E 5th Street #202
St Paul, MN
651-224-8555 x24

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Damian Goebel
St Paul Smart Trips
55 E 5th Street #202
St Paul, MN
651-224-8555 x24



Our Sponsors and Partners

Many individuals and organizations are donating their time, resources and energy to make this first annual St. Paul Open Streets a great event and we’d like to begin to thank them through recognizing them here.

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Thanks to all of our community partners



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