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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

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



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
Sibley Bike Depot
Development and Outreach Coordinator
612-232-2737 (cell)
651-222-2080 (shop)
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.


Hiawatha LRT Trail Closure

As promised a few weeks ago, Met Transit has informed our office that they will be closing the section of the Hiawatha LRT Trail between 24th and 26th streets next Monday, 10.25.10.  It will remain closed for up to three weeks.  The purpose of this closure is to allow Met Transit’s contractor to do some water main work that is related to the new maintenance facility.

Met Transit has worked with our office on the following detour:

Southbound cyclists on the Hiawatha Trail take a left on 24th Street, then a right onto the new bike lanes on Minnehaha and continue south to the Greenway. Northbound cyclists who are coming across the Sabo bridge from the west continue to Minnehaha and take a left and cyclists coming from the east take a right on Minnehaha. From Minnehaha, take a left on 24th and then a right on the trail.

Please help spread the word, and please let me know if you have any questions.


Robin Garwood
Policy Aide to Council Member Cam Gordon
Cooper resident and daily user of the Hiawatha LRT Trail