04/04/11

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?  

 

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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.

 

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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