If you live in North Minneapolis, by now you may have heard people talking about a proposed North-South greenway that would most likely run the length of North Humboldt and/or Irving Avenues between 44th Avenue North and Glenwood Avenue North, eventually connecting with Van White Boulevard.
This proposal is currently in its third year of outreach in the North Minneapolis community and the City of Minneapolis is now considering bringing a greenway demonstration project to some of the residents on the proposed route so that people can see how a greenway could be used. The demonstration (which could last up to a year) aims to take place on Irving Avenue North between Folwell Park and Jordan Park. It would convert the street to a space for bicycles and pedestrians with low-cost elements that can be installed and removed easily. This demonstration would give you and your neighbors a chance to try it out and see for yourself how a greenway could possibly fit into your community. If the temporary greenway is successful, it may be possible to convert the space to a permanent greenway in the future.
Now the City of Minneapolis needs your help to plan how the temporary greenway can be best utilized by the residents in the area. There are two events for residents living near the greenway planned for August 1 and August 4. If you live in the area and would like more information, please contact the project representative, Sarah Stewart: [email protected]
These meetings will be a chance for the City to work with you and your neighbors and share ideas, have fun, answer questions and gather feedback.
More information about the North Minneapolis Greenway can be found at the project website: www.minneapolismn.gov/health/living/northminneapolisgreenway