Aug 12, 2010

Southern Connection Public Meeting on Thursday

A re-post from the MPLS Bike News email system re: the Southern Connector project:

On Thursday, August 19th , Public Works will host a public meeting to present a draft proposal for the Southern Bike Connection.  This project includes a bicycle boulevard and on-street bike lanes.  The meeting will be held at 6:30 pm at the Stewart Park Rec Center (2700 12th Ave S).  Spanish translation will be available. 

The meeting will discuss:

Changes to 17th Avenue S, between 24th Street and 38th Street  [no link provided]
Proposed bike lanes on 24th Street

Minneapolis Public Works has developed a layout with several options.  All options will not be constructed.  The public will be asked to rank preferences for traffic calming and improvements to busy crossings.  
Public meeting flyers have been distributed to properties along 17th Avenue S and 24th Street E.  Separate flyers were distributed for Powderhorn Park, East Phillips), and 24th Street.  An additional public meeting will be hosted for the Southern Bike Connection south of 38th Street.  The meeting will be held on Monday, August 30th at 6:30 pm at the Pearl Lake Rec Center (414 E Diamond Lake Road). 

If you have feedback or questions, please fill out our online form or contact Rose Ryan at 612.333.3410 or .

Happy Riding,

City of Minneapolis Bicycle Program
The Southern Connector is something we sorely need in South Minneapolis. It would improve connectivity to the Greenway and provide some potential alternate routes to the East Bank and downtown. If you ride in the area, please participate in the public meetings and help to get this project done correctly.

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