Bicycle Infrastructure

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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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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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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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Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Postby Vagueperson » October 1st, 2018, 3:31 pm

Bruce Vento Trail Extension options: https://www.ramseycounty.us/sites/defau ... Boards.pdf

Community engagement meetings
Meetings will be held at the White Bear Lake Public Safety Building (4701 Highway 61, White Bear Lake, MN 55110).

October 4, 2018, 6 - 8 p.m. - Present proposed corridors for public input.
October 25, 2018, 6 - 8 p.m. – Provide preferred trail alignment corridor and gain additional public input.

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Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Postby Anondson » October 8th, 2018, 9:24 am

Funded by the Minnesota Local Research Board, the University of Minnesota is going to study best practices for buffered bike lanes over the next two years.

https://mntransportationresearch.org/20 ... lineators/

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Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Postby Multimodal » October 8th, 2018, 12:35 pm

What don’t we know? What will this tell us that’s new or different from, say, reading the new Copenhagenize bike book? And is it worth a delay of 2 years?

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Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Postby Anondson » October 8th, 2018, 1:14 pm

All knowledge must be American-revealed knowledge. None of the namby Euro stuff that Americans are allergic too.

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Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Postby Multimodal » October 8th, 2018, 1:15 pm

Ha ha. Sounds about right.

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Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Postby Oreos&Milk » October 10th, 2018, 6:16 pm

Anondson wrote:
October 8th, 2018, 1:14 pm
All knowledge must be American-revealed knowledge. None of the namby Euro stuff that Americans are allergic too.

FYI .. I'm conducting a study on an appropriate reply to your comment. Will conclude the study in 2 years and reply shortly afterwards.. Please stand by.

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Bicycle Infrastructure

Postby Anondson » October 14th, 2018, 10:02 am

FYI regarding the Cedar Lake Trail during construction of SLWRT. Because the trail will be closed to build the bridge and underpasses, Cedar Lake Trail will be detoured to Minnetonka Blvd. Seriously.
https://twitter.com/threeriverspark/sta ... 4474353664
https://twitter.com/threeriverspark/sta ... 6037498883
Regular winter trail users may need to keep on getting Hennepin and city to get the winter clearance of the detour bike lakes.

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Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Postby MSPtoMKE » October 18th, 2018, 12:17 am

I noticed two new sections of bike lanes striped today that I hadn't heard anything about. The first is on 14th Ave SE between University and 5th. The second is being striped as I type this, LaSalle Ave south of Downtown. I didn't have as much a chance to check it out (its late!) but it appears that they are removing one lane of traffic to fit a real bike lane instead of the sharrows with dashed lines that were there, while maintaining parking. Oddly enough, these happen to be the streets I work and live on.
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Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Postby EOst » October 18th, 2018, 6:50 am

Lasalle is excellent news. Is it the full missing link from Grant to Franklin? Just a few years ago the protected bikeway analysis said "lane removal is not feasible."

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Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Postby nBode » October 18th, 2018, 7:32 am

Superb to hear about Lasalle—that section was, in my opinion, one of the most glaring holes in the network. 14th is good news, too. It would be nice if they extended the lanes to 8th.


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