Open House for Cyclists & Pedestrians, February 21st
What: The City of Minneapolis Department of Public Works is holding an open house to gather public input on proposed bicycle and pedestrian-related infrastructure projects. Attendees will be asked to suggest and prioritize projects which will increase rates of bicycling and walking in Minneapolis.
When: Wednesday, February 21, 2007, 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 pm
Where: Room 220 City Hall, 350 S 5th Street. City Hall is located between 4th and 5th St S, and 3rd and 4th Ave S, in downtown Minneapolis.
Background: The Non-Motorized Transportation Pilot Program (NTP) was established in 2005 as part of the six-year federal transportation law known as SAFETEA-LU. The law provides $21.5 million to four communities nationwide to evaluate how investments in planning, infrastructure, and public education can increase rates of bicycling and walking and reduce driving. Minneapolis and its surrounding communities are one of the four NTP communities. Transit for Livable Communities, a non-profit organization in St. Paul, has been chosen to award this money. The City of Minneapolis is currently developing a list of proposals to apply for the available funding.
- Bike - If you are biking, several trails and bike lanes provide a connection to downtown. From the east, use West River Parkway or the Light Rail Trail. From the south, use 11th Ave S Park Ave, or the Loring Bikeway (via Bryant Avenue S). From the west, use the Cedar Lake Trail. From the north, use 2nd St N Hennepin Avenue Bridge, or the Stone Arch Bridge. Bicycle parking is located on the north (4th Street) side
- Transit - The Hiawatha Light Rail Line stops at our front door (exit at the Government Plaza Station). Metro Transit bus routes 3, 7, 16, and 50 directly service City Hall.
- Vehicle - Car parking can be found at the Haaf Parking Ramp (424 S 4th St).
Questions: Please contact Don Pflaum at (612) 673-2129, Anna Flintoft at (612) 673-3885, or Shaun Murphy at (612) 673-2335.
Published Feb. 21, 2007