Bicycle Infrastructure

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niaxilin
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Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Postby niaxilin » July 3rd, 2018, 8:43 am

Silophant wrote:
July 2nd, 2018, 7:51 pm
They're finally tearing up 29th Avenue at the Greenway to make that closure permanent.
Nice to see! That street is very quiet. A little too quiet. The shady new dead end on the South side of the trail is often occupied by parked vehicles with people toking up, and the "van down by the river" type. I wonder if this has always been a known hangout spot, or just since the closure. It doesn't seem to affect Greenway users, except if you're exiting at 29th.

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Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Postby mister.shoes » July 8th, 2018, 10:45 pm

The problem with being an introvert online is that no one knows you're just hanging out and listening.

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Anondson
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Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Postby Anondson » August 7th, 2018, 10:40 am

Would bicyclists consider mountain bike trails “bicycle infrastructure”?

Minnetonka is moving closer to adding mountain bike trails in Lone Lake Park.

http://www.startribune.com/endangered-b ... 490114431/

The council voted 4-2 to reject an environmental review of the trail proposal.

https://twitter.com/motarola123/status/ ... 5749936135

Lone Lake Park will be a very short ride from the Opus station or from the Minnesota Bluffs trail.

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Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Postby DFPegg » August 29th, 2018, 11:13 am

I know I should have taken an actual photograph, but it was priceless seeing Frey on the phone yesterday in his official vehicle blocking a bike lane on 3 Ave during rush hour.

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Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Postby Ohiosotan » September 6th, 2018, 1:35 pm

Rode stretches of the new bike lanes on 24th between Hennepin and 3rd. I'm happy with it overall, quite of bit of it is curbside bike lanes. Wouldn't mind improvements north-south east of Nicollet in Whittier; still don't like the 1st Ave bike lanes scrunched up against parked cars.

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Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Postby PhilmerPhil » September 6th, 2018, 11:15 pm

I’m always glad to see new bike lanes, but honestly don’t see myself using these much at all. For most of my purposes, 25th Street is much more pretty, flat, calm, and easier to turn left off of. It does get dicey crossing Lyndale though, but that isn’t too frequent of an occurrence for me. Either way, good to see the bikeway network densifying!

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Bicycle Infrastructure

Postby Anondson » September 7th, 2018, 8:26 am

Hennepin County press release on the projects they are funding safety projects for $2 million. A bunch of dedicated ped/bike crossings and a couple bike lanes.

https://content.govdelivery.com/account ... ns/20b1d78

I’m excited to see the Minnetonka Blvd bike lanes in SLP, but they deserve extending out to Hopkins and Minnetonka. But there are a handful of crossings in Minneapolis.
Bicycle lanes
* Hennepin and First avenues (County Road 52), Minneapolis
* Minnetonka Boulevard (County Road 5), Saint Louis Park

Dedicated turn lanes
* Dayton River Road (County Road 12) at Pineview Lane, Dayton
* Excelsior Boulevard (County Road 3) at Fairview Avenue, Minnetonka

Pedestrian and bicycle crossings
* County Road 47 at Dallas Lane, Plymouth
* First Avenue Northeast (County Road 52) and Fifth Street Northeast, Minneapolis, city will lead project
* France Avenue (County Road 17) and 38th Street, St. Louis Park, city will lead project
* Golden Valley Road (County Road 66) at the Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute, Golden Valley
* Lake Street (County Road 3) at Hiawatha Avenue, Minneapolis
* Penn Avenue (County Road 2) at 33rd and 34th avenues, Minneapolis
* Shoreline Drive (County Road 15) at Arcola Lane, Minnetonka Beach
* Spring Road (County Road 4) at Prospect Road, Eden Prairie, city will lead project

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Anondson
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Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Postby Anondson » September 11th, 2018, 8:13 am

If you’re interested, I posted about Three Rivers Park District’s plan for 2030–2040.

https://streets.mn/2018/09/10/map-monda ... 30-vision/

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Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Postby Anondson » September 11th, 2018, 8:14 am

Also, the Met Council 2040 parks policy plan is accepting comments until Sept. 27.

https://metrocouncil.org/Parks/Planning ... pdate.aspx

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Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Postby schwinnletour » September 17th, 2018, 10:46 am

Fun article on bike/pedestrian bridges in the Twin Cities:

http://mspmag.com/arts-and-culture/best ... in-cities/

Now I need to check out the Hamline bridge in St. Paul to see how crazy it really is by Energy Park Road.

A shout out to the recently opened 9-Mile Creek Trail in Hopkins/Edina with the bridges over Hwy 62 & 100 as well as the 1.7 miles of wooden boardwalk which feels like you're biking on a really old all wooden roller coaster. This trail should really be used more, the boardwalks area really cool, and you can easily bike on them with skinny tires due to the wood decking being so new.

https://www.threeriversparks.org/locati ... onal-trail


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