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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

Donate your old bike to Sibley Bike Depot!

 Do you have an extra bike?

Donate it to Sibley Bike Depot! 

The Sibley Bike Depot’s mission is to be an open, accessible space to educate and empower people to use bicycles as transportation. The Depot also helps to build a sustainable environment for the Minneapolitan community. Check out their website at http://www.sibleybikedepot.org.

There are 3 days and drop locations:
  • Saturday September 25th  at Matthews Park, 2318 29th Ave S. Join neighborhood residents for live music in the park, hosted by Seward Neighborhood Group. 1 – 3 pm
  • Friday October 1st  at Welna II Hardware, 2201 E. Franklin Ave. Door prizes for every bike donated! 11am 1pm
  • Saturday October 2nd at Seward Co-op, 2823 E. Franklin Ave. The 11th Annual Seward Arts Festival is also this weekend. 10am – 12pm
 Supported by: Seward Co-op, Seward Neighborhood Group, Welna II Hardware and Redesign.

Check out the video!

Minneapolis holding public meetings for input on its Draft Bicycle Master Plan

From: Cam Gordon <camgordon333@msn.com>

A Draft Bicycle Master Plan was presented to a Council committee this week and is headed to the full Council after one more round of gathering community input. The plan has been in the works for over a year and will become the first comprehensive Bicycle Master Plan for Minneapolis.

According to the staff report The purpose of the Bicycle Master Plan is to establish goals, objectives, and benchmarks that improve safety and mobility for bicyclists and increase the number of trips taken by bicycle. The Bicycle Master Plan discusses bicycle policy, evaluates existing conditions, conducts a needs analysis, creates a list of prioritized projects and initiatives, and suggests funding strategies to be implemented to complete the plan.”

You can see the plan at:  http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/bicycles/bicycle-plans.asp

Five public meetings have been scheduled to allow for public input and to answer questions as follows:

Monday, August 30th, Edison High School Auditorium, 700 22nd Avenue NE, 6:30 to 8:30pm
Wednesday, September 1st, Roosevelt High School Auditorium, 4029 28th Avenue S, 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Wednesday, September 8th, Washburn High School Auditorium, 201 W 49th Street, 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Monday, September 13th, Minneapolis Central Library, Pohlad Hall Auditorium, 300 Nicollet Mall, 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Wednesday, September 15th, University of Minnesota Urban Research and Outreach/Engagement Center, 2001 Plymouth Avenue N, 6:00 to 8:00pm

We are giving the public 45 days to provide comments, with an October 1 comment deadline.  After reviewing the comments received, a final draft will be presented to the Transportation and Public Works Committee on November 30.

I hope many people will take the time to review the plan and make comments. To help get more people involved, please feel encouraged to share this information. This plan has the potential to guide bicycling policy, projects and investments for years to come. Let’s all work together to make it the best plan possible.



Cam Gordon
Minneapolis City Council Member, Second Ward
673-2202, 296-0579
Cam Gordon

Riverside Avenue Reconstruction – Public Meetings Announced

Hello all,

Please see the attached letter announcing two upcoming public meetings where City of Minneapolis staff will present layouts for the reconstruction of Riverside Avenue. Please forward this notice to any and all interested parties. Enjoy the weekend!



Joe Bernard, AICP │ Senior City Planner │ City of Minneapolis
Community Planning and Economic Development │ 250 South 4th Street – Room 110 │ Minneapolis, MN 55415
612.673.2422 │ joseph.bernard@ci.minneapolis.mn.us