Blake Road Corridor

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Blake Road Corridor

Postby Anondson » December 8th, 2016, 1:25 pm

A community open house on December 15th at Eisenhower, 5:30–8:00pm. It's a drop-in meeting, displays out, so come in anytime.

http://www.hopkinsmn.com/development/cu ... -Dec16.pdf

Also, there will be info on a future Community Advisory Committee the city will be forming.

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Re: Blake Road Corridor

Postby Anondson » December 30th, 2016, 11:43 am

Feedback is wanted for design elements. Go to this website to offer feedback.

https://blakeroad.mysidewalk.com/

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Re: Blake Road Corridor

Postby Anondson » January 9th, 2018, 12:02 pm

Work starting this spring, runs until November 2019.

SunSailor covers some of the final details again.

https://www.hometownsource.com/sun_sail ... 2f99b.html

Kinda funny Blake’s final design is being called a divided highway in the story (unintentional truthfulness). I’m really looking forward to this, getting the bike trails along both sides plus the 10.8’ lanes to slow down the maniac speeders.

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Re: Blake Road Corridor

Postby Multimodal » February 11th, 2018, 11:44 am

That looks great, especially the separated trail.

In the US, we seem willing only to have mixed use trails, rather than dedicated bikeways. I wonder if this is a temporary step on the way to doing it right, with motorists having to sacrifice more space? That doesn’t seem like much of a lane narrowing (0.2 ft).

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Blake Road Corridor

Postby Anondson » February 11th, 2018, 12:33 pm

Getting motor vehicle lanes on a Hennepin county road to be narrower than 11” is a miracle. Narrower than 12” is pretty awesome. I think the lanes are currently 13”, with a 17-20 foot center turn lane.

To fit a separate bike lane next to a pedestrian sidewalk meant squeezing the bike and ped paths right next to the vehicle lanes that currently carry cars driving 45mph (in a posted 35 mph) with no buffer. (The neighborhood residents at the public hearings I attended had no faith roads could be designed to make drivers drive slower) To fit a buffer between the cars meant there was only enough room to fit the multi use trail.j

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Re: Blake Road Corridor

Postby Multimodal » February 11th, 2018, 12:56 pm

Oh, maybe the article is wrong. It says “The lanes will be narrowed slightly from 11 to 10.8 feet” and that’s what didn’t sound like much to me. What you describe is *much* better.

Oh, and when I said “In the US”, I meant to say “In US suburbs…”.

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Re: Blake Road Corridor

Postby Anondson » February 11th, 2018, 1:17 pm

Yeah, narrowed from 11 to 10.8 is an error on the journalist’s part.


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