Bicycle Infrastructure

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SamtheBusNerd
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Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Postby SamtheBusNerd » August 21st, 2015, 9:41 am

mulad wrote:Do you have some specific examples? Some of these are the results of 4-lane to 3-lane conversions already.
Yeah, some specific examples I've noticed in St. Paul are big sections Fairview, Grand, Lexington, and about four blocks of Marshall after the bike lanes end. It seems strange that the city (or county?) would rather paint useless turn lanes than bike lanes when it'd be an easy opportunity to increase bike lane miles without any political backlash or extra cost. Or is St. Paul just really not even there yet?

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Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Postby RailBaronYarr » August 21st, 2015, 1:29 pm

SamtheBusNerd wrote:Or is St. Paul just really not even there yet?
This is part of it, but I suspect that MSA/county requirements for design based on traffic play a big role in many cases, too.

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Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Postby SteveXC500 » August 24th, 2015, 8:21 am

According to MNDOT's Twitter feed, the new 2015 State Bike Map will be unveiled at the State Fair on Thursday.

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Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Postby EOst » August 31st, 2015, 10:12 am

Study confirms those "share the road" signs signify the exact opposite to bicyclists and cars: http://www.bikede.org/2015/08/29/share- ... a-problem/

Who controls this signage anyway? Could the city change the digital signs downtown, or is that MnDOT?

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Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Postby SamtheBusNerd » August 31st, 2015, 4:55 pm

EOst wrote:Study confirms those "share the road" signs signify the exact opposite to bicyclists and cars: http://www.bikede.org/2015/08/29/share- ... a-problem/

Who controls this signage anyway? Could the city change the digital signs downtown, or is that MnDOT?
One good place to start would be on Hennepin. There shouldn't be "Share the Road" signage for a bike/bus lane, 'cause cars shouldn't be there in the first place unless they're actually turning right. If they are there to turn right, they should be yielding to buses and bikes.

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Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Postby ProspectPete » September 3rd, 2015, 8:13 pm

Wow, this could be a nice link. Right into an increasingly dense stadium village/glendale neighborhood, and with a straight shot across interstate 94.

If only it could get at least to Franklin.

http://www.railstotrails.org/trailblog/ ... l-building

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Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Postby EOst » September 4th, 2015, 8:51 am

West of 27th, there's already been a building proposed for the ROW: https://forum.streets.mn/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=3879

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Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Postby mattaudio » September 4th, 2015, 9:08 am

EOst wrote:West of 27th, there's already been a building proposed for the ROW: https://forum.streets.mn/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=3879
Correct. The grainy map included in the STB filing seems to show this as the section of rail between Essex Street on the north and the southern side of the Interstate 94 rail bridge on the south. So, what would happen to that project if someone files with the STB to negotiate this as a rail trail instead?

I'd like to see the corridor east of 27th St, including the bridge over I-94, railbanked. The stretch west of 27th to Essex doesn't matter nearly as much, especially since the Melrose/Stadium View turd is already in the way north of Essex.

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Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Postby rmc » September 8th, 2015, 3:36 pm

Just wondering if anyone else has ever thought the illegal rail crossing at Hwy 100 on the Cedar Lake Trail needs a legal and safe way to cross.
https://www.google.com/maps/@44.9620828 ... a=!3m1!1e3
They put up some new fencing along the tracks, but it's still easily crossed.

The "official" crossing is the narrow shoulder on the frontage road and to curl up, over, and around to Cedar Lake Rd, but that overpass is nerve-wracking for me, and I'm otherwise comfortable riding in traffic. There's no way in hell I'm riding over that with a kid. There is the bridge a bit to the east, but this seems like a well trafficked area with LifeTime, The WestEnd, etc, right there. An elevated crossing is probably not going to get paid for, but what about an official at-grade crossing? There are at-grade crossings of this same line at Virginia Ave S. and Oakland Rd. The trail also crosses the Kenilworth Corridor track at-grade, further to the east. Does anyone think there could be traction for this?

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Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Postby sad panda » September 8th, 2015, 7:32 pm

SLP is going to build a bridge over the rail line in 2018 as part of Connect the Park. Also it's the North Cedar Lake Trail there.

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Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Postby rmc » September 9th, 2015, 6:38 am

Thanks Sad Panda. Good to hear it's on the books.

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Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Postby exiled_antipodean » September 9th, 2015, 7:55 am

mattaudio wrote: I'd like to see the corridor east of 27th St, including the bridge over I-94, railbanked. The stretch west of 27th to Essex doesn't matter nearly as much, especially since the Melrose/Stadium View turd is already in the way north of Essex.
This -- since 27th is the route for the Grand Rounds it's the stretch east of here that matters.

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Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Postby mattaudio » September 9th, 2015, 9:38 am

exiled_antipodean wrote:
mattaudio wrote: I'd like to see the corridor east of 27th St, including the bridge over I-94, railbanked. The stretch west of 27th to Essex doesn't matter nearly as much, especially since the Melrose/Stadium View turd is already in the way north of Essex.
This -- since 27th is the route for the Grand Rounds it's the stretch east of here that matters.
It sounds like there's city interest in railbanking the entire stretch to be abandoned, including west of 27th (requiring rework or elimination of this proposal...)
https://forum.streets.mn/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=3879

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Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Postby grant1simons2 » September 17th, 2015, 4:33 pm

Pop-up demo of North Minneapolis Greenway nears fall installation

http://www.startribune.com/pop-up-demo- ... 328041291/

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Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Postby mplsbike » September 18th, 2015, 2:46 pm

Hello again everybody! This is Tyler again from the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition. You may have heard that Hennepin County will be reconfiguring the notorious Franklin/Cedar/Minnehaha intersection next year. To go with that, we're gathering input on 3 concepts for how to improve bike safety in the intersection.

Please take our survey about the three concepts here:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3SRWGWZ

The concepts are explained in detail in the survey.

We will be passing these responses onto the County and will work with them to find safe solution for this intersection.
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Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Postby PhilmerPhil » September 18th, 2015, 2:54 pm

Thanks for sharing!

Let's keep discussion of this specific project in the thread dedicated to this intersection: https://forum.streets.mn/viewtopic.php?f ... 814#p98814

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Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Postby mplsbike » September 18th, 2015, 4:09 pm

PhilmerPhil wrote:Thanks for sharing!

Let's keep discussion of this specific project in the thread dedicated to this intersection: https://forum.streets.mn/viewtopic.php?f ... 814#p98814
Sorry about that!
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Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Postby jw138 » September 23rd, 2015, 11:00 am

This just popped up in my in-box.
East 38th Street Bridge (over 35W) Meeting

Tuesday, September 29th, 6:00 PM

CANDO, 3736 Chicago Avenue South, Minneapolis

For more info or to share this meeting notice with neighbors visit the Facebook Event

The City of Minneapolis and MnDOT are coordinating a meeting to discuss improvements to the 38th Street bridge. MnDOT is planning to re-deck the 38th Street bridge in coordination with the construction of the 35W Transit Access project and related freeway improvements. As part of the re-deck project, there is an opportunity to improve the pedestrian facilities and plan for a future bicycle facility. This meeting will share the project with the community and seek input from neighbors.

If you have questions please contact Public Works Transportation Planning and Programming Director Jenifer Hager at Jenifer.Hager@minneapolismn.gov or via 311.

"This meeting is organized and facilitated by MnDOT and coordinated by the 8th Ward City Council office, Kingfield Neighborhood Association, Central Neighborhood Organization (CANDO), and the @Bryant Neighborhood Organization."

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Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Postby acs » September 23rd, 2015, 11:04 am

Infill station anyone?

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Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Postby mattaudio » September 23rd, 2015, 12:44 pm

Yep, I'd love to see discussion about an infill station, or future widening of the bridge deck to green it up, or future capping to continue the street wall along 38th, or a combination of all. I got some feedback from Glidden on this regarding the Orange Line planning, and it sounds like there's always potential to push a 38th St station back into the mix.


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