"Desire Paths": Greatest Hits Collection in MN

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Re: "Desire Paths": Greatest Hits Collection in MN

Postby mamundsen » April 2nd, 2015, 9:47 am

I don't think I've seen it mentioned yet. The connection of the Cedar Lake Trail to Cedar Lake Road just south of the West End in St Louis Park. There are about 4-5 desire paths on either side of Hwy 100. The approved path is to go up and around on the bridge.

https://goo.gl/maps/gBtxG
https://goo.gl/maps/cdpBz

Why are we so against at grade crossings of freight lines???

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Re: "Desire Paths": Greatest Hits Collection in MN

Postby mulad » April 23rd, 2015, 1:52 pm

Here's a nice path across U.S. 10 in St. Cloud, on the south end of the interchange with 3rd Street/MN-23:

https://goo.gl/maps/RLDjg

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Re: "Desire Paths": Greatest Hits Collection in MN

Postby Anondson » April 23rd, 2015, 2:02 pm

Wow, there's a few more across the highway a bit further south, too!

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Re: "Desire Paths": Greatest Hits Collection in MN

Postby mister.shoes » April 23rd, 2015, 2:08 pm

I'm on that end of StC on occasion and I see people crossing US10 there all the time. It's terrifying, really.
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Re: "Desire Paths": Greatest Hits Collection in MN

Postby twinkess » April 24th, 2015, 7:21 am

It isn't in MN but here is a desire path I used a couple times that got turned official. Guess they were afraid of liability issues. A pedestrian crossing over railroad tracks in Ft. Collins CO

On satellite you can see the before: https://www.google.com/maps/@40.559946, ... a=!3m1!1e3
Street view after: https://www.google.com/maps/@40.559946, ... ag!2e0!3e5

I don't know if that is really effective, haven't been back in years. It was done as part of a transit project.

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Re: "Desire Paths": Greatest Hits Collection in MN

Postby VAStationDude » April 24th, 2015, 7:28 am

I don't think I've seen it mentioned yet. The connection of the Cedar Lake Trail to Cedar Lake Road just south of the West End in St Louis Park. There are about 4-5 desire paths on either side of Hwy 100. The approved path is to go up and around on the bridge.

https://goo.gl/maps/gBtxG
https://goo.gl/maps/cdpBz

Why are we so against at grade crossings of freight lines???
There's a new ~750 foot chain length extension of the fence north of the cedar lake trail. It now extends east of Quentin. As of a week ago it was still intact.

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Re: "Desire Paths": Greatest Hits Collection in MN

Postby mulad » April 24th, 2015, 8:22 am

Looking at that set of paths in St. Cloud, it's pretty apparent that everyone is heading to/from the Cash Wise Foods grocery. There's a surprising concentration of apartments and hotels around that whole area.

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Postby Navin » April 24th, 2015, 11:01 am

I don't know why I'm doing this but,
This second one connects the 42 Hoops youth basketball (with the triangular parking lot in the upper left) to the Hardee's (in the lower right). Cheap fast food and youth sports, difficult to keep them apart.
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Re: "Desire Paths": Greatest Hits Collection in MN

Postby Anondson » April 24th, 2015, 11:01 am

Heh. Thanks!

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Re: "Desire Paths": Greatest Hits Collection in MN

Postby RailBaronYarr » April 24th, 2015, 11:40 am

Holy hell I was just wondering about how to get from the trail to West End the other day as I'm planning a bike date with my wife for next week. Good to know...

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Re: "Desire Paths": Greatest Hits Collection in MN

Postby mplser » April 24th, 2015, 5:39 pm

not sure if this is exactly a desire path, because it is for cars, not people (desire road?), but there are a few ruts on my exit from 35w south (11th ave). I have seen people use these to ditch traffic on i-94 during rush hour and bail onto the local streets instead Image

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Re: "Desire Paths": Greatest Hits Collection in MN

Postby versitalex » April 24th, 2015, 5:58 pm

I don't think I've seen it mentioned yet. The connection of the Cedar Lake Trail to Cedar Lake Road just south of the West End in St Louis Park. There are about 4-5 desire paths on either side of Hwy 100. The approved path is to go up and around on the bridge.

https://goo.gl/maps/gBtxG
https://goo.gl/maps/cdpBz

Why are we so against at grade crossings of freight lines???
There's a new ~750 foot chain length extension of the fence north of the cedar lake trail. It now extends east of Quentin. As of a week ago it was still intact.
Although the fence on the north side of the tracks now extends further east, it appears one can hug the north side of it into some bushes and get through. I'm sure those bushes will be trimmed soon.

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Re: "Desire Paths": Greatest Hits Collection in MN

Postby Anondson » October 1st, 2015, 8:44 pm

@MarthaYoung tweeted this shot of a desire path by the Target Field Stadium

https://twitter.com/MarthaYoung/status/ ... 6586358786

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Re: "Desire Paths": Greatest Hits Collection in MN

Postby seamonster » October 2nd, 2015, 8:59 am

Not a desire path, per se, but one time a tornado decided to create a desire path from Theodore Wirth Park to Weber Park, and you can still see it from space years later:

https://twitter.com/astro_kjell/status/ ... wsrc%5Etfw


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