Tonight is the Hennepin-Lyndale Avenue Project Open House in the Skyline Room of the Walker Art Center. The project will reconstruct Hennepin and Lyndale from Franklin Avenue and Dunwoody Boulevard. These roads have lanes that intertwine like a pile of spaghetti and have high traffic in the tens of thousands for cyclists, pedestrians, public transit, and personal motorized vehicles.
The intersections at Franklin Avenue, Groveland Terrace / Avenue, Vineland Place / Oak Grove Street, and Dunwoody Boulevard all have room for improvement for safety and efficiency. Currently, there is a protected bike lane, a bike bridge to connect to Bryant Ave, a pedestrian bridge from the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden to Loring Park, and the paths in the park, but the crossings are still problematic.
The Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition will develop a formal position after the meeting, but possible project recommendations might include a sidewalk separate from the bikeway while keeping the bikeway protected from cars; improved crossings, including better curb cuts, leading pedestrian/bicycle signals, and improved green paint; and a protected connection all the way to Franklin on Lyndale.
Please attend and offer your thoughts:
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Walker Art Center, Skyline Room
1750 Hennepin Avenue
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (come and go at anytime)
You can also view the project website.