Franklin Ave Bridge

APBP and Joint Event – October 19th

As you are probably aware, the Franklin Avenue Bridge is finally open to all users! Early reviews have been very positive. The county is hosting an opening celebration, which is on our handy events calendar* – here!

Franklin Ave Bridge

Photo: Hennepin County Event!

But wait -there’s more – is teaming with the Minnesota chapter of APBP (which stands for the mouthful: Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals) for an exclusive “behind the scenes tour” of the project by bicycle. Click here for more details on our upcoming gathering.

What’s APBP?

The Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP) is a community of peers working in government, consulting firms and non-profit organizations in the fields of transportation planning and engineering, urban design and planning, public health and active living, across North America. APBP offers tools, training and support for building sustainable transportation and healthy places to live. The new APBP Minnesota Chapter brings national and global knowledge to the local level, where they hope to focus on regional issues and network with like-minded peers in the area.

Come on out, ride a bike, look at a bridge, meet some folks, meet some bike/ped nerds, and have a beer!

[Event details follow.]

October 19 @ 3:30 pm5:30 pm

The group will meet up at Transit for Livable Communities at 3:30pm and bike to the Franklin Avenue bridge to see the new separated bike lanes and discuss the project. Project team members from Hennepin County and HNTB will be there to discuss the project planning and design process in detail.

The bike ride will then continue to East Lake brewery for a happy hour, following this route along the Midtown Greenway. Come enjoy a beer and connect with pedestrian and bicycle professionals and advocates. The event is free, APBP or membership is not required!


*Did you know we have an events calendar? We do, and we are grateful to Heidi Schalberg for stepping up to help maintain it. Have an event to share? Head over to the calendar to submit something.

Hannah Pritchard

About Hannah Pritchard

Hannah Pritchard is a pedestrian and bicycle engineer at MnDOT. Bicycle commuter, bassoonist, and cat enthusiast, Hannah has been part of the board since 2016.