Urban Makeover: Greenways, Anyone? Urban Makeover: Greenways, Anyone?


From Joan Pasiuk, director, Bike Walk Twin Cities


In workshops planned forthe coming weeks, North Minneapolis residents will have opportunity to rethink the function of residential streets. The question: If you could reconfigure a street to serve people more than motor vehicles, what could it look like? Bicycle boulevard? New combination of separated travel lanes and paths? Or, (drum roll, please) linear park?  



Rendering of a "linear park." Credit: Community Design Group


Bike Walk Twin Cities, in collaboration with Twin Cities Greenways -- a small organization with a big vision -- and Community Design Group as project consultant, will stage ten workshops this spring to engage residents in this process. Local models include Milwaukee Avenue in South Minneapolis -- my image of urban nirvana -- and a new greenway to be implemented on 37th Ave N to address storm water issues.


We are eager to listen. Please join us at one of the workshops to add your voice. Watch for a summary of the engagement process in a few months.



Milwaukee Avenue, Minneapolis. Credit: Community Design Group


Greenways Workshops Open to the Public

Additional workshops may also be scheduled. Contact Carrie at Community Design Group at cchristensen[at]c-d-g.org or call 612-250-1320 for information or to RSVP.

Thursday April 7: NorthPoint and NRRC

NorthPoint Inc, 1315 Penn Ave North, Room 108
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm


Monday April 25: Workshop at Dessert with Don

UROC or alternate (will be confirmed by 4/01)
6:00 to 8:00 pm


Thursday April 28: Community workshop, Northside Transportation Network

UROC - 2001 Plymouth Ave North
6:00-8:00 pm


Tuesday May 3: West Broadway Business and Area Coalition and Hawthorne Community Council Workshop

Farview Park, 6:30 - 8:00 pm