Bicycle Infrastructure

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Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Postby DanPatchToget » June 12th, 2020, 3:28 pm

Besides the bike lanes not having bollards or some kind of protection from traffic, I really like what Richfield did with Lyndale. Hopefully Bloomington does the same between 494 and 98th Street. I know the city wants to spruce up that corridor and make it more community-oriented rather than a car sewer where people race each other to the next red light.

Also going back to the topic of 84th Street, it would be nice if they could shoehorn a trail on the west side of 84th (in between the road and the train tracks). That way there aren't any cross streets and turning traffic to worry about between Bush Lake Road and 78th Street.

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Anondson
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Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Postby Anondson » June 16th, 2020, 5:17 pm

Eagle to Bryant Lake Regional Trail planning is beginning.

https://ccxmedia.org/news/planning-star ... n-prairie/

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Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Postby Xcskier56 » June 16th, 2020, 6:28 pm

This would be amazing! I did a double take when I realized where they were planning to go

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Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Postby Mdcastle » June 16th, 2020, 7:39 pm

Not directly related, but I looked at the link and found a story about how RV sales are skyrocketing. Seems like people still want to go on vacation, but without the risk of catching coronavirus on an airplane, train, or hotel.

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Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Postby tunelabguy » July 30th, 2020, 9:18 am

manholecover.jpg
This manhole cover was seen today on McCauley Trail just South of 62 in Edina today. Here is the danger:
bikeInCover.jpg
Does anyone know where I should report this? All they need to do is rotate the cover 90 degrees.
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Anondson
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Bicycle Infrastructure

Postby Anondson » July 30th, 2020, 9:26 am

Even 45° would be a huge improvement.

Probably Edina public works. You could tweet at the city manager, he has seemed pretty responsive there.

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Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Postby cmagnuson » July 30th, 2020, 2:21 pm

tunelabguy wrote:
July 30th, 2020, 9:18 am
Does anyone know where I should report this? All they need to do is rotate the cover 90 degrees.
In your 2nd photo, there appears to be a metal tab on the road side of the manhole, locking it in that alignment. It is probably not possible to rotate that cover to any other alignment, poor design/install on someone's part.

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Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Postby SurlyLHT » July 30th, 2020, 2:29 pm

Should be at least spray painted orange or something. I'm not sure all cyclists would recognize the danger though. Could use some chicken wire.

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Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Postby Cat349F » July 30th, 2020, 4:03 pm

The PW can take a chop saw to the alignment tab and spin it.

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Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Postby David Greene » July 30th, 2020, 7:41 pm

Way back when we were kids my sister did a somersault off her bike due to exactly this issue. It wasn't pretty.

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Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Postby Bob Stinson's Ghost » July 30th, 2020, 9:52 pm

"Concerned Citizens" armed with a digging bar and a cordless angle grinder could remedy that in about a half hour. There would be noise and sparks, but if you wore orange vests and hardhats I doubt anybody would suspect it was an ad-hoc action.

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Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Postby tunelabguy » August 1st, 2020, 4:15 pm

Anondson wrote:
July 30th, 2020, 9:26 am
Even 45° would be a huge improvement.

Probably Edina public works. You could tweet at the city manager, he has seemed pretty responsive there.
Email sent (with photo) to Scott Neal. Thanks for the suggestion.


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