St. Louis Park - General Topics

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Re: St. Louis Park - General Topics

Postby DanPatchToget » August 6th, 2019, 3:03 pm

It’s an improvement, though two complaints I have are the gap between Park Center Boulevard and the Highway 100 ramp, and the off-street bike facility between Park Center Boulevard and Belt Line. I don’t trust motorists to stop before the crosswalk as they usually go as far forward as they can to see traffic from the left.

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Re: St. Louis Park - General Topics

Postby Multimodal » August 8th, 2019, 8:10 am

Shouldn’t everything be protected/separated bike lanes these days?

This will be with us for 50+ Years. This area is dense & getting denser, next to 2 LRT stations!

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Re: St. Louis Park - General Topics

Postby sdho » August 8th, 2019, 5:47 pm

Woof. That section between TH 100 ramp and and Beltline is really all over the board. At some points they have a quasi-protected bike lane, at some points they have bikes and pedestrians sharing a 6' sidewalk.

Beltline is OK, but I'd like to see at least a 10' MUP (or 12' if back-of-curb) to provide a substantial "spur" from the regional trail into the business district in SLP.

Also would prefer wider circulating areas and separate crosswalk/crossbike on roundabouts, like the new Richfield ones. I'm not sure the separation of modes is hyper-important, but having some elbow room helps.

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Re: St. Louis Park - General Topics

Postby Multimodal » August 8th, 2019, 7:10 pm

Yeah, I agree with all of that.

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Re: St. Louis Park - General Topics

Postby Anondson » August 12th, 2019, 7:15 pm

Melrose Company is coming to the city for an additional extension for Arlington Row East and West, according to the August 12 work study agenda.

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Re: St. Louis Park - General Topics

Postby rmc » September 11th, 2019, 1:33 pm

Park Spanish Immersion school moved to the old Cedar Manor building this school year. It's a huge improvement in the facility, but bike access is pretty bad along Cedar Lake road. I know they're improving the east end of Cedar Lake Rd, but I haven't been able to find anything on the west end, to Hwy 169. Considering this serves kindergarten through 5th grade, I'd hope this is somewhere in scope.

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Re: St. Louis Park - General Topics

Postby Anondson » September 11th, 2019, 2:18 pm

There is a plan to change 169 in the space between Cedar Lake Rd and Minnetonka Blvd with a pseudo-frontage road. Not sure if there was any plan for a bike/sidewalk though

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Re: St. Louis Park - General Topics

Postby rmc » September 12th, 2019, 1:26 pm

Assuming you're referring to the Hwy 169 Mobility Study: https://www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/hwy169study/.
The improvements to Cedar Lake Rd and possible frontage roads have loads of contingencies and a proposed implementation span of 2022 - 2043. I won't hold my breath. ;)


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