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Northbound Harvard between Delaware & Washington closed today between 12:30pm & 3:30pm

Posted February 13th, 2017

Please be advised of the closing of Northbound Harvard Street between Delaware and Washington Ave today February 13th, 2017 between 12:30 pm and 3:30 pm.  Southbound traffic and local access will be maintained. 

February 13 Open House for New Fifth Street Pedestrian Bridge

Posted: 02/07/17

The public is invited to attend an open house to learn about the new proposed Fifth Street SE pedestrian bridge over Interstate 35W in Minneapolis.  The construction of the new pedestrian bridge is tentatively scheduled for 2018.

The open house will be on Monday, February 13 from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the First Congregational Church, 500 8th Avenue SE in Minneapolis.

Representatives from the Minnesota Department of Transportation and project staff will be on hand to answer questions and provide information on the two proposed pedestrian bridge designs. The public also will be able to comment on the project. There will be no formal presentation.

Please visit the project website for upcoming event dates/times and project updates.

To request an ASL or foreign language interpreter, call 651-366-4720. To request other reasonable accommodations, call 651-366-4718; the Minnesota Relay service toll-free at 1-800-627-3529) TTY, Voice or ASCII) or 711, or email your request to

Snow? Wind? Ice? Check Out Smart Travel Tips

Posted: 1/25/17

Metro Transit offers some transit tips that can help make your ride more comfortable.

Safety is a shared responsibility.

Specific Church Street Garage Spaces Signed for Short-Term Parking

Posted: 12/14/16

Effective Friday, December 16, 2016, Parking & Transportation Services will post 2-hour parking spaces on the entry level of Church Street Garage. 

These spaces will be intended for guest/visitor use, ideal for short periods of time on campus. 

This initiative will support the University's sustainability efforts by decreasing vehicle emissions through lowering the amount of time that visitors spend driving around this particular garage. 

Media Contact:

Jacqueline Brudlos

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Minnesota Daily / January 24, 2017

After a year of planning and collaboration, a wheelchair accessible Gopher Chauffeur van made its debut Thursday night.  READ MORE

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Student project benefits bicyclists

The Daily Illini / October 18, 2016

Whereas most freshman entering college are concerned about getting lost on campus, making friends and learning how to do laundry, Samantha Walter, Sarah Conroy, Mardy Hillengas and Karolina Urban had a bigger challenge on their plate. READ MORE

On a roll - Transforming Minneapolis into a bike-friendly city has been a bumpy but satisfying ride

Winnipeg Free Press / Sept. 3, 2016

Close to the midpoint of the Stone Arch Bridge, Robin Garwood crooks his arm to signal a stop and pulls his bike to a halt near the railing. READ MORE

What happens when a bicycle is left behind?

MinnPost / June 16, 2016

In college 20 years ago, I abandoned a bicycle. I was young, and on occasional pensive moments I look back with regret.READ MORE

You're Seeing Double and Sometimes Triple When It Comes to Goldy the Gopher, the University of Minnesota Mascot!

PR Newswire / June 7, 2016

University of Minnesota students, visitors, and staff are seeing more of their beloved mascot popping up throughout the campus during sporting and special events. READ MORE

How bad weather might impact tonight's Beyoncé concert

Star Tribune / May 23, 2016

She’s the Queen Bey, but she’s not the god of thunder. READ MORE

Beyonce will bring extra traffic to U of M campus Monday afternoon

Star Tribune / May 23, 2016

Multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning recording artist Beyonce will draw a crowd of more than 40,000 to the University of Minnesota Monday afternoon, and that will put extra pressure on the traffic grid just as the afternoon commute gets underway. READ MORE

How Cities Clear Snow From Protected Bike Lanes: A Starter Guide

StreetsBlog USA / February 11, 2016

As protected bike lanes have spread from city to city across North America, a problem has followed: snow. READ MORE

Winter Cycling Congress comes to Twin Cities

MN Daily / February 02, 2016

A group of cold-weather cyclists will pedal into the Twin Cities just in time to sample Minnesota snow at their gathering this week. READ MORE

Ridership continues unabated

MN Daily / February 02, 2016

Despite a decrease in bus ridership, more people than ever are using Metro Transit as a means to commute between work, school and home, according to a Metro Transit press release. READ MORE