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Re: Road Geek Topics

Postby DanPatchToget » July 9th, 2019, 8:38 pm

Is there data available of traffic counts on local and county roads in Bloomington? If there is where could I find it?

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Road Geek Topics

Postby Anondson » July 9th, 2019, 8:40 pm

https://mndot.maps.arcgis.com/apps/weba ... 1059ce63bb

On iOS, ArcGIS Explorer also has this data set available in the app.

If you want historic counts, MNDOT has pdf maps going as far back as 2000.

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Re: Road Geek Topics

Postby EOst » July 10th, 2019, 10:14 am

You can also get historic counts by clicking on a road segment, scrolling to the bottom of the window that pops up, and selecting "AADT History (Actual)".

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Re: Road Geek Topics

Postby DanPatchToget » July 10th, 2019, 2:50 pm

Perfect. Thank you!

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Re: Road Geek Topics

Postby Anondson » July 24th, 2019, 6:40 pm

From this League of Minnesota Cities post on the changes to allow cities to make changes to speed limits...

https://www.lmc.org/page/1/fonl-speedli ... p?ssl=true

“These changes were not initiated by the League and were opposed by the City Engineers Association of Minnesota.”

Anyone have insight on why this association took this stance against residential neighborhood safety?

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Re: Road Geek Topics

Postby Silophant » July 24th, 2019, 9:00 pm

Changing the speed limit on such a street no longer requires a traffic study by MnDOT, nor does it require an engineering analysis by the city. Cities may simply adopt the 25 mph speed limit by council action provided the roadway meets the new definition.
Sounds like they feel like they're losing power, and they're cranky about it.

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Re: Road Geek Topics

Postby EOst » July 25th, 2019, 8:37 am

Consistency, probably.

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Re: Road Geek Topics

Postby Multimodal » August 8th, 2019, 5:56 am

So the first law is only for exactly 25 mph, and only on ‘residential roadways’, right? The definition seems very suburban:

“A ‘residential roadway’ is now defined to include all city streets in an area zoned exclusively for housing and are not collector or arterial streets.“

I suppose Mpls & St. Paul both have plenty of single family home neighborhoods that meet this criterion, but it would seem any street with apartments might be zoned mixed use or would likely be a collector or arterial. Curious.

The second part is allowing a city to set speed limits on any road that’s not a trunk highway or state road. Does this include Municipal State Aid Roads and such? The city just have to have standards that are applied consistently (and I’m guessing the League is getting cities to be consistent between each other, too).

Can I fantasize about 18 mph speed limits in neighborhood commercial nodes?


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