Tag Archives: Bikes

Additional Information on the 26th Avenue Bikeway

This spring, Hennepin County is planning to add on-street bike lanes to 26th Avenue (County Road 48) from the Midtown Greenway to Franklin Avenue. The changes will be accomplished by adjusting the striping for the parking and through lanes to provide two new 5-foot wide bike lanes – no changes will be made to the existing on-street parking. Representatives from the county and the city will present the proposed striping layout to the Seward Neighborhood Group’s Community Development Committee at their meeting on May 10th (Matthews Park Community Center, 7 pm).

Here is the PDF file of the proposed layout for your information. 

Katya Pilling 

Associate Director
Seward Redesign
2619 E. Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55406
612-435-0276

 

 

26th Avenue Bikeway

This spring, Hennepin County is planning to add on-street bike lanes to 26th Avenue (County Road 48) from the Midtown Greenway to Franklin Avenue. The changes will be accomplished by adjusting the striping for the parking and through lanes to provide two new 5-foot wide bike lanes

– no changes will be made to the existing on-street parking.
Representatives from the county and the city will present the proposed striping layout to the Seward Neighborhood Group’s Community Development Committee at their meeting on May 10th.

You can obtain additional information by viewing a Hennepin County web page for this project. Residents and business owners will be able to view the proposed striping layout, and we’ll provide some basic information on the status of the project: www.hennepin.us, then type “bikeways and trails” in the search box on our home page. This will take you to a page with a link to “2011 Bikeway Projects”.

Please contact Bob Byers, Senior Transportation Engineer, Hennepin County, 612-596-0354 or Robert.Byers@co.hennepin.mn.us

Opportunity for Seward Youth! Sibley Bike Depot – Summer Apprenticeship Application

Hey everybody,

New this year, Sibley Bike Depot is implementing an Apprentice Mechanic program, where six youth will get paid for eight weeks from June 20-August 12 to learn bike mechanics, work at a community bike non-profit, and help co-teach bike maintenance classes for youth and adults.  Help us by encouraging young people aged 14-21 to apply to work as Apprentice Mechanics this summer!

The application is attached.  Please note: Applicants must also apply through the St. Paul Youth Job Corps programavailable online at www.stpaul.gov/youthjobcorps.  In the Youth Job Corps application, youth must enter “Sibley Bike Depot” in response to question #17.  Applications can be emailed to Jason@sibleybikedepot.org or mailed to Sibley Bike Depot, c/o Jason Tanzman, 712 University Avenue West, St. Paul MN 55104.  Preference is given to applications submitted by April 1!

If youth are interested in applying but are not eligible through St. Paul Youth Job Corps, please have them fill out and return an application anyways.

Anyone interested in applying is encouraged to stop into Sibley Bike Depot when we’re open to the public – Monday 4-8, Wednesday 4-8, and Saturday 12-5.

Thanks for spreading the word about this new program!
Jason Tanzman
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Sibley Bike Depot
Development and Outreach Coordinator
612-232-2737 (cell)
651-222-2080 (shop)
www.sibleybikedepot.org
Sibley Bike Depot’s mission is to be an open, accessible space to educate and empower people to use bicycles as transportation, helping to build a sustainable environment and community.  Volunteer with us to help build a bicycling movement in the Twin Cities! Continue reading

Proposal to improve pedestrian safety on Franklin Avenue approved by Transit for Livable Communities

From Katya Pilling (Associate Director at Redesign, Inc.).

I am so pleased to get to share the news with you that our application for improvements to pedestrian safety on Franklin Avenue have been approved by Transit for Livable Communities (see attached).  Our proposals for the bike center and 24th street are also still up for consideration.