Bicycle Infrastructure

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Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Postby EOst » January 12th, 2016, 4:31 pm

I don't understand why they've gone with a merging zone at 7th/2nd, since there's clearly plenty of room for separate lanes. Even a protected lane, if they wanted it--this area is on the protected bikeway plan.

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Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Postby PhilmerPhil » January 13th, 2016, 1:54 pm

I had no idea this was being considered: http://www.startribune.com/advisory-pan ... 365174011/

Two way paths would sure be useful for utilitarian transport. I wonder how many folks on the panel ride a bike outside of recreation.

This quote:
The proposal also was described as more commuter friendly, but members of the advisory committee argued that the bike paths should instead be oriented toward recreational use
I guess that's fine, as long as they apply this principal to the parkways being used by car commuters (which it generally seems they do).

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Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Postby seanrichardryan » January 22nd, 2016, 11:01 am

Q. What, what? A. In da butt.

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Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Postby Sacrelicio » January 22nd, 2016, 3:46 pm

Tired of that rag.

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Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Postby David Greene » January 22nd, 2016, 4:21 pm

Barb Johnson ally and overall huge diappointment Blong Yamg wrote:At this point, the greenway isn't a done deal. It might be shaping into something that might work, but so far there hasn't been a good job of engaging those who actually live there and finding out what they think.
Lots of Northside advocates up in arms about this, wondering what the hell he's been looking at for the past year.

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Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Postby phop » January 22nd, 2016, 6:25 pm

http://www.minneapolismn.gov/health/liv ... isgreenway

On the front page of the site in bold blue there are links to a "2012 Fall Community Engagement Report", a "2013 Winter Community Engagement Report", a "2014 Community Engagement Report", and an upcoming "2015 Community Engagement Report". Perhaps the website is sugar-coating it, but I'm actually struck by how strong the engagement effort looks to be. I suggest going to your city website Blong...

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Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Postby EOst » January 25th, 2016, 5:39 pm

The Vineland Pl reconstruct will happen anyway, entirely funded by the Walker: https://www.minnpost.com/politics-polic ... cted-minne

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Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Postby grant1simons2 » January 27th, 2016, 2:19 pm

Saw on the DMNA Land Use agenda that there's a plan for a protected bike way along 11th Ave, from West River to 6th St.

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Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Postby EOst » January 27th, 2016, 2:26 pm

Cool, I guess. Not a very stressful street as it is, but better is better.

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Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Postby Silophant » January 27th, 2016, 2:51 pm

For sure. Hopefully it improves the weird jog that the Hiawatha trail takes when it crosses 11th.

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Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Postby Nathan » January 27th, 2016, 4:32 pm

That's the route suggested for the Southside Greenway right? Good start!

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Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Postby intercomnut » January 29th, 2016, 1:52 pm

Blaisedell will be receiving a protected bikeway this year between 31st St and 40th St. It will be "vertically separated," which will be accomplished by only having one lane of car traffic. Public works is requesting an MSA variance.

More info: http://www.minneapolismn.gov/meetings/l ... MSP-172678

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Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Postby mattaudio » January 29th, 2016, 2:50 pm

And Nicollet will be getting bicycle lanes south from 40th to 61st this year as well after a sealcoat.

sdho should use this as a reason to convince Richfield to connect Nicollet bike lanes north of 66th to Minneapolis.

Also, we're working on details for the 46th St and Nicollet intersection, since both streets are scheduled to get bike lanes this summer. The intersection is already a major CF, so the plan right now involves left turn lanes for each of the four legs to provide for queuing space and to get rid of sightline difficulties when opposing motorists are waiting to turn left. The biggest impact right now is moving the bus layover spot in front of the BP (NE corner) and eliminating 3 parking spots on the SW corner (Sun Street) in order to get this left turn lane in on Nicollet.

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Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Postby jw138 » January 29th, 2016, 3:21 pm

intercomnut wrote:Blaisedell will be receiving a protected bikeway this year between 31st St and 40th St. It will be "vertically separated," which will be accomplished by only having one lane of car traffic. Public works is requesting an MSA variance.

More info: http://www.minneapolismn.gov/meetings/l ... MSP-172678
Awesome! Correct to assume it'll remain on the west side of Blaisdell (not explicitly stated)?

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Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Postby mattaudio » January 29th, 2016, 3:38 pm

Blaisdell:
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Nicollet (40th to 61st):
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Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Postby EOst » January 29th, 2016, 4:14 pm

So does this mean they're only doing the protected bikeway from 31st to 40th this year, or that the portions north of Lake will somehow have two lanes squeezed in and thus won't require a variance? They're the same width (36' curb to curb), so I assume not unless they're thinking about removing parking.

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Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Postby jw138 » January 29th, 2016, 4:17 pm

Also, no love for 1st Ave south of 31st this year?

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Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Postby EOst » January 29th, 2016, 4:19 pm

1st Ave south of 31st is already one lane, so I assume it wouldn't need a variance and thus wouldn't show up here. They really only need to add bollards and ban parking there...

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Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Postby EOst » February 2nd, 2016, 9:51 am

EOst wrote:So does this mean they're only doing the protected bikeway from 31st to 40th this year, or that the portions north of Lake will somehow have two lanes squeezed in and thus won't require a variance? They're the same width (36' curb to curb), so I assume not unless they're thinking about removing parking.
The whole of Lasalle/Blaisdell and 1st are on the 2016 CIP map here, along with downtown Park/Portland, 26th/28th west of 35W, Third across the bridge(!) and University SE. No other information on the website yet, but it looks like we'll be getting a clearer sense of this year's set of protected bikeways pretty soon now.

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Re: Bicycle Infrastructure

Postby mattaudio » February 2nd, 2016, 10:34 am

EOst wrote: on the 2016 CIP map here
Anyone else ever heard the Bryant neighborhood called by the name Warrington?


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