Public Input Opportunities
There are several current and upcoming opportunities for public input on bicycling issues. Your feedback helps project managers and planners create a friendlier cycling environment in Minneapolis. Opportunities include:
- Hennepin & 1st Avenue 1-Way to 2-Way Conversion: st Avenues will become 2-way streets in downtown. A final public meeting (pdf) will be held on Wednesday, December 3rd at 4:00 pm at Central Library. Staff recommended layouts will be presented for public input, before the staff recommendation goes to the City Council in early 2009.
- West River Parkway Trail Reconstruction: Also in 2009, the West River Parkway trail will be reconstructed between Franklin Avenue and Godfrey Parkway. The Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board is hosting a public open house on Wednesday, December 10th at 6:30 pm at Brackett Park Recreation Center. Park Board plans will be available for public comment. The design of the project is scheduled to be complete by spring.
- 18th Avenue NE Bike Trail: th Avenue NE Bike Trail will begin. The City of Minneapolis is hosting a community meeting on Wednesday, December 10th at 6:30 pm at East Side Neighborhood Services. An update on the project status will be given, and general feedback will be collected on the upcoming design.
- Minneapolis Parks Bike, Walk, & Roll Plan: The Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board is seeking public input for the Bike, Walk, and Roll Plan. The plan will set the programming and infrastructure guidelines for bicycling on park property. Resulting recommendations will become part of a new Capital Improvement Program for Minneapolis Parks. Fill out the Bike, Walk, and Roll survey by November 28th.
- Bicycle Parking Requirements: Community Planning & Economic Development staff at the City of Minneapolis are currently proposing a new set of bicycle parking requirements, to become part of the zoning code. A staff report on the changes (pdf) can be reviewed (see page 4 for bike-related language). Proposed parking requirements can also be reviewed (see pages 29-37 for bike-related language). Visit the main Revisions to Off-Street Parking Standards website in order to provide comment to the staff contact.
Published Nov. 25, 2008