The Southside Greenway Council met on Monday, February 27 to discuss the next steps of the Southside Greenway project. The meeting was hosted by a resident on the route and there was lots of good conversation among the community members who attended.Read more
Thanks to Council Member Blong Yang for hosting a listening session on the temporary North Minneapolis Greenway demonstration segment. CM Yang held his event on Monday, August 1, and several neighbors showed up to provide feedback.
Photo by Northside Greenway CouncilRead more
Have you heard the news? This past year, community partners have been working on the possibility of a Southside Greenway that would create a north-south connection through South Minneapolis. The Greenway would hope to feature bike boulevards, protected bikeways, partial greenways, and full greenways! This community led project has quarterly meetings and the most recent one took place last Wednesday. The Southside Greenway Exploratory Committee met on July 20th to discuss plans for upcoming community engagement events and for a tour of part of the proposed Greenway route.
In 2015, extensive community exploration was completed on the Northside Greenway. An article in the Daily Planet, fully outlines the process and data, but here is a brief summary of the efforts and next steps. All information comes from the Daily Planet article, North Minneapolis Greenway Outreach for Asian Community Members: 2015 Recap.Read more
Another Greenway may seem like a dream, however we have taken one step towards exploring this concept. As a result of some grant funding the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition has received from the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), we are forming the Southside Greenway Exploratory Committee, which held its first meeting on Monday the 29th of June.Read more
2014 Outreach Survey Published
The City of Minneapolis Health Department recently released the results of the 2014 North Minneapolis Greenway Outreach Efforts. The goal of the outreach was to see what residents think about converting a low-traffic street into a park-like trail that connects Northside residents to destinations and amenities such as parks, trails and the Mississippi River. Two of the key techniques used for the outreach were door-knocking and an Open Streets event along the proposed corridor.Read more
The time is now to make your voice heard on the proposed North Minneapolis Greenway
Would you like to see additional greenways in Minneapolis? If so, now is a great time to voice your support. The Minneapolis Health Department is wrapping up the current phase of planning for the North Minneapolis Greenway with an online survey that closes this Friday, Feb. 22. The project is still in the early planning stages, and now is an ideal time to provide feedback that will influence the route and design of the project.Read more
The next step in developing a new Greenway for North Minneapolis is the Public Open House on October 16, from 6-8 p.m. at the Folwell Park Building. This meeting builds on planning and outreach work that Twin Cities Greenways has been doing since 2008, when a group of volunteers began meeting with neighborhood groups to discuss the possibility of a Greenway along a north-south alignment that would link the Grand Rounds near Webber Park to Folwell Park, North Commons Park, and the Van White Memorial Boulevard trails.
Last year, with the support of Transit for Livable Communities, the Community Design Group facilitated a series of ten workshops, which were hosted by a wide variety of North Minneapolis community groups. Surveys from last year's workshops indicated strong interest in a new Greenway in North Minneapolis. The focus of the planning meeting this October will be determining which streets should be considered for the Greenway, and gathering feedback on specific design options.