Tag Archives: Traffic

Let’s brainstorm solutions to the illegal drive-thru issue at Riv & 9th

Picture of where cars drove over a green median at Riverside & 9th

Check the discussion at the Seward Neighbors Forum.

There is a small green space across the street from the Perkins at Riverside & 9th that was created as part of the Riverside reconstruction project, to shorten the pedestrian crossing distance on the east side of the intersection.  This winter, nearby residents have noticed that a small number of drivers are actually driving over this green space.  See the map if you’re not sure where this is and also take a look at the photo which shows the tire tracks across the divide.

There is an orange cone there now to discourage more through traffic. Orange cones are ugly and we (the Seward Community Development Committee) think some kind of public art and trees would look good in place of the cone.

So we are looking for ideas and even proposals with a general budget, plus ideas on where we might get funding for the project.

Please send ideas and proposals to SNG Housing Coordinator Doug Wise, doug@sng.org. We can also use the commenting system here to gather ideas and you can join the discussion at Seward Neighbors’ forum.

Map image of Riverside & 9th area of drive thru

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Riverside Reconstruction Project Info Meeting

via Seward Redesign:

The City will be hosting meetings to share information about traffic detours and answer any questions about the Riverside Avenue reconstruction project.

The meetings will be held Wednesday, June 1, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. at the Seward Towers East Advantage Center: 2910 E Franklin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55406.

See the attached letter and maps for more information. Continue reading

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

Important meeting tonight

We learned at last night’s SNG CDC meeting that Augsburg College and Fairview have opted out on the installation of pedestrian lighting for the Riverside reconstruction project.  There is concern that this is not a good decision for the community.  If you can, please attend this important meeting tonight:

A public meeting to answer questions regarding the project and specifically the proposed lighting system for the 2011 construction extents has been set for April 13th at 7PM at the Seward Towers East Advantage Center 2910 E Franklin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55406. 

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.