Word on the Streets

Action Alert: Support Option 1 for Hennepin Ave Reconstruction

 

The reconstruction of Hennepin Ave S from W Lake Street to Douglas Ave presents an opportunity for us to create a street that truly puts people first. The City of Minneapolis has presented us with two options for a future layout.

Layout Option 1 includes bike lanes, transit lanes and adequate pedestrian infrastructure.

Layout Option 2 does not allow for bike lanes on the street.

Of these two options, only Layout Option 1 will help us achieve our goals of making walking, biking and rolling easy and comfortable on Hennepin Avenue.

We need to let the City of Minneapolis know that Option 1 is the only acceptable layout for the street. There are two ways to do this:

  1. Take this city survey by Friday, April 16th. Be sure to select Layout Option 1 as your preferred option in the survey.

  2. Let your city council member know that you support Layout Option 1. You can say something like  “My name is ______ and I live in Ward ___. I believe that the reconstruction of Hennepin Avenue is an unprecedented opportunity for our city to create a street that truly puts people first. I believe that bikes belong on Hennepin Avenue and therefore only support the design Option 1 presented by the city”.
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Post-COVID-19: Ease Back Into the World by Biking

The following is a guest blog post by local bike attorney Dan Brazil of Brazil Law Group. Brazil Law Group is a sponsor of Our Streets Minneapolis.

There’s a light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel. As vaccines begin rolling out across the country, we can start to see the initial signs of life returning to normal. Although this is a welcome change, many of us will choose to reenter the world with ease and caution. I think biking is a great way to do just that.

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Brazil Law Group   posted by
April 01, 2021

Hennepin County: We need to know the plan for Lyndale Ave S

Lyndale Ave S from Franklin Ave to 31st St is one of the most dangerous stretches for people biking, walking, rolling, and driving in Minneapolis. And it’s like that by design. 

Lyndale Ave S is currently a four lane undivided street. This means that this part of Lyndale Ave S has two car lanes in each direction without a median between them. This configuration is known to cause higher rates of traffic crashes.

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Ashwat Narayanan   posted by
March 31, 2021

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