The final public meeting for the design of the Hennepin-Lyndale project is:
Tuesday, Feburary 10, 2015
Walker Art Center
1750 Hennepin Avenue
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.--come anytime for open house format
Details will be available on the proposed layout for the sidewalks, bikeways, and greenspace. The street layout was approved in September. Unfortunately, the details that will be presented are not yet available, so we can't share them.
The Hennepin-Lyndale Community Task Force (which we are a part of and includes local neighborhoods and institutions) has prioritized four final requests for the final design. These would all be good things to comment on at the public open house.
- We unanimously agree it is essential to extend the current sidewalk along the west side of Loring Park so that it is adjacent to the street in front of the Whitney Pedestrian Bridge access ramp. The current location of the pathway which extends into the park behind the access ramp presents safety issues – especially at night, poor connectivity and confusing circulation for pedestrian.
- We encourage the city to work with Metro Transit and other potential partners to ensure that the four transit shelters along the corridor are replaced with high quality heated facilities that are appropriate for the important destinations that they will serve.
- We encourage the city to seek cooperative and creative ways to further develop and maintain the significant public green spaces that are included in this project.
- We ask that signage, traffic signal timing, path and street crossing markings, and other methods continue to be reviewed to ensure the safest conditions as possible for pedestrians and bicyclists along the east side of the corridor at the Groveland Ave and Oak Grove/15th St. intersections.
This project has come a long way thanks to the support of many people and partners. Come support making the final details great.