The intersection of Lake Street W and Lyndale Avenue S had the highest total pedestrian crashes (24 crashes) according to the 2017 City of Minneapolis Pedestrian Crash Study. Lake and Lyndale is a signalized intersection with four lanes of traffic to cross on each street. (StarTribune video of the intersection). There are bus stops on all four corners serving routes 21 and 53 on Lake Street and routes 4 and 113 on Lyndale Avenue. Additionally, both Lake and Lyndale have thriving businesses and medium density housing at and near this intersection.
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I’ve been learning about what the Americans with Disabilities Act requires when it comes to our sidewalks. I’ll share how things work in another post. Today, I want to share my single favorite discovery.
Hennepin County has an online map with photo images and descriptions of every intersection, curb cut, signal actuation/beg button, and sidewalk obstruction on county streets. That map is here.
This. Map. Is. Amazing.
In the December Bicycle Advisory Committee (BAC) meeting, on December 20, the committee discussed a presentation from public works about four safe roads programs.
The presentation discussed the Sidewalk Gap program, Safe Routes to School program, Pedestrian Safety program, and ADA Curb Ramp Replacement program.Read more
Stop lights have a big impact on the safety and ease of walking, but pedestrians are mostly an afterthought in stop light design. Here are five problems with traffic lights for people walking. We understand that the City is starting to think about how stop lights work for people walking, and we hope to be able to report on progress soon.
Here is our first-ever list of walking advocacy priorities! We're excited to be working on these with our volunteer Pedestrian Work Group and partners.Read more