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  • Hennepin Avenue Bus Pilot
  • Minneapolis Comprehensive Plan
  • Minneapolis Bike Month
  • Lyndale Open Streets!
  • Neighborhood News from around the Ward
Hennepin Ave Bus Pilot

Metro Transit, in partnership with the City of Minneapolis, coordinated on a bus pilot project along Hennepin Avenue between Franklin Avenue and the Uptown Transit Center.

Over the course of three days  – May 15, 16 and 17 – a pilot bus-only lane was implemented northbound at 26th Street to Franklin Avenue in the morning and southbound from 26th Street to the Uptown Transit Center in the afternoon (see map).

The purpose of the pilot was to explore how peak hour bus only lanes impact transit reliability, travel times, transit rider experience and motor vehicle travel times along the corridor.

Metro Transit would love your feedback!


Phone: 651-602-1500 (TTY 651-291-0904)

Twitter: @MetroTransitMN; #MetroTransitMN



PS: Council President Bender and Council Member Reich go to try out the bus only lanes last week!

Comprehensive Plan –Engagement Opportunities
City leaders want to know your thoughts about the new draft comprehensive plan. Minneapolis 2040 covers topics such as housing, job access, new building designs and street use. It’s the result of two years of engagement with the people of Minneapolis, including more than 50 meetings and conversations with thousands of residents, business owners and others. Public input directly helped staff establish priorities and determine the content of the draft plan, and public feedback on the draft plan is now needed.

There is still time to send in your feedback as well as attend the last open house:

Minneapolis 2040 open houses (South Minneapolis)
5:30-8 p.m. Thursday, May 31
Powderhorn Recreation Center, 3400 15th Ave. S.

Each open house has family-friendly activities created by local artists and free food from local businesses. Participants can view and comment on draft policies and maps. There are also opportunities to sit down with City planners and fellow attendees for in-depth discussions on specific action steps listed in the draft plan.

People can also give their feedback on the website. The complete draft plan is available online at Public feedback on the draft plan is being collected until July 22. You can always email our office with comments or you can email comments to

May is Minneapolis Bike Month!

We had great weather and great company for Minneapolis Bike to work Day. Council President Bender spoke outside the Hennepin County Government Center about the city's efforts to make Minneapolis a great place to bike.

Find out more about Minneapolis Bike Month and its events at

For more information about bicycling in the city, go to

Lyndale Open Streets!

Sunday, June 10
11am - 5pm
Route: Lyndale Ave S from
22nd St W to 54th St W

More Than a Street Festival!Open Streets

Open Streets Minneapolis is a free event bringing together community groups and local businesses to temporarily close major thoroughfares to car traffic, opening them up for people walking, biking, rolling, and playing.

Residents and visitors explore their neighborhood in a safe, fun, family-friendly environment. Each event encourages people to use active modes of transportation, engage in healthy living, and rethink our streets as public space. Open Streets Minneapolis is a unique opportunity to promote healthy living, local businesses, sustainable transportation, and civic pride in Minneapolis.

Neighborhood News

ECCO Super Sale
  • Saturday, June 2nd marks the 46th annual ECCO Super Sale.
  • Sale hours: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  
  • The Super Sale is an annual event sponsored by the ECCO Board in which all ECCO residents are are invited to have a garage or yard sale on the same day. 
  • If you live in the ECCO neighborhood and want to participate in this event, complete the registration form. Registration deadline is Thursday, May 31 (9:00 p.m.). If you live outside of ECCO - make sure to visit and shop. This is a great way to help reuse and recycle!
  • Questions? Contact Sylvia Kafkas at 612-481-7698.  


East Harriet

2nd Annual PorchFest
  • Thursday, July 12th
  • PorchFest is an evening of acoustical music held at multiple outdoor venues throughout East Harriet on a single evening. PorchFest is a chance for musicians to share their music with their neighbors and a chance for neighbors to walk, stroll and meander from home to home enjoying the talent of our amazing neighborhood!
  • Looking for East Harriet Volunteers to Host Porches, Garages or Yards and or Musicians! We are looking for: 
  • East Harriet is teaming up with The Warming House to sponsor this fun event!  To sign up or for more information, contact Deb Schirber at or Brianna Lane at The Warming House,

Bryant Square Park Concert Series
  • Tuesday, June 5th
  • Kick off a season of free concerts at the park’s amphitheater. Live music is held every Tuesday and Thursday from June to August.

Movie in the Park

  • Monday, July 30th
  • Movie: Spaceballs (starts at sundown)
  • Mueller Park
  • Festivities get underway at 7pm

Whittier Alliance


Check out the upcoming City of Minneapolis public meetings and hearings as well as Ward 10 neighborhood associations events!

City of Minneapolis Meetings

Neighborhood Associations

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You can use Minneapolis 311 by phone website, smartphone app, or by email at to find out information, access services, and report issues.

311 Phone Hours:

Monday - Friday: 7am – 7pm
Saturday - Sunday: 8am – 4:30pm

About Lisa

Lisa Bender was reelected to serve her second term as  the 10th Ward City Council Member in November 2017. She was also elected to serve as City Council President by a unanimous vote of her fellow council members. Lisa lives in the Lowry Hill East neighborhood with her husband Ryan and two daughters.

Contact the Ward 10 Office

Office Phone

Lisa Bender
Council Member

Ron Harris
Senior Policy Advisor

Tina Erazmus
Council Associate

City of Minneapolis Ward 10
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