Pedestrian Safety and Infrastructure Improvements

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MNdible
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Re: Pedestrian Safety and Infrastructure Improvements

Postby MNdible » July 16th, 2020, 9:02 am

Hey, speaking of actual pedestrian infrastructure, does anybody know if the UofM has decided to replace the "Big M" pedestrian suspension bridge that they took down a couple of years back?

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Re: Pedestrian Safety and Infrastructure Improvements

Postby Anondson » July 21st, 2020, 7:08 pm

St. Louis Park has scheduled improvement along Belt Line Blvd and streets north of County 25 that connect to the future SWLRT station at Belt Line.

https://www.stlouispark.org/government/ ... provements

There is a survey about the Ottawa and Lynn options. It looks like in both cases there will be parking removed and sidewalks or trails installed.

Here is the survey!

http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/5693799/B ... ts-Project

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Re: Pedestrian Safety and Infrastructure Improvements

Postby SurlyLHT » July 23rd, 2020, 12:30 pm

Bicycle Advisory Committee passed this resolution last night. Which seems to be against item 4.1 in the previously passed Vision Zero by the City Council?

https://www.ourstreetsmpls.org/bicycle_ ... _AYlhbKgCI

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Re: Pedestrian Safety and Infrastructure Improvements

Postby DanPatchToget » July 23rd, 2020, 4:20 pm

How to accomplish zero deaths:
A. enforce traffic laws
B. redesign streets to be safer
C. better road safety education
D. all of the above

I suggest D since there's no single option that's perfect and will solve all road safety issues.

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Re: Pedestrian Safety and Infrastructure Improvements

Postby SurlyLHT » July 24th, 2020, 8:32 am

I agree, the answer is D. Which I think it what the Vision Zero plan calls for. I was jogging on a parkway a few days ago and stopped at a red light. It turned green and I took another sip of my water and took off. As I was crossing a parked car took off and ran the light, slowing slightly to avoid me and kept going. The only way to stop something like that is enforcement.

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Re: Pedestrian Safety and Infrastructure Improvements

Postby DanPatchToget » August 2nd, 2020, 4:07 pm

I forgot how much of a clusterf*** the Dakota Rail Trail crossing at Shoreline Drive in Mound is. It's kind of a free-for-all where people just cross where ever and it can be a game of frogger with 5 lanes to deal with. I would think (and hope) that a designated crossing with rapid flash beacons would be a big improvement, though I would prefer a regular traffic signal.


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