Pushing the button to cross the street is no longer needed. The Walk signal will turn on automatically, protecting walkers from unnecessary contagion risk.

Streets

Twin Cities, Minnesota

Matternhorn in the Swiss Alps transforms into a symbol of solidarity. The mountain is lit up with flags by artist Gerry Hofstetter to honor many of the countries battling the virus, including the US.

As public and school playgrounds are closed, boulevards can transform into gyms that keep children and youth active and outdoors.

Streets – Boulevards

Twin Cities, Minnesota

Staying healthy and exercising is especially important during a lockdown. The same goes for keeping children active. Sidewalks can foster activity through games that encourage movement.

Streets – Sidewalks

Twin Cities, Minnesota

With fewer cars on the roads, streets become a setting for exercising or chatting with neighbors while maintaining social distancing guidelines.

Streets

Twin Cities, Minnesota

Neighbors gather in the street every evening at 6pm while keeping social distancing guidelines to celebrate birthdays and simply catch up.

Streets

Twin Cities, Minnesota

Neighbors find opportunities to turn social distancing into social connections.

Streets – Sidewalks

Twin Cities, Minnesota

Lake Harriet Parkway is closed to traffic to allow more pedestrians to safely access the lake pathways while abiding by social distancing guidelines. See Minneapolis’ Stay Healthy Streets initiative. This is an intervention adopted throughout the country, such as Salt Lake City.

Parks

Twin Cities, Minnesota