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11/5/2014, 05:00PM - 07:30PM: Wayzata Open House on Hennepin County Bike Plan

In October 2014, the county and Three Rivers Park District released a draft version of a bicycle transportation plan that emphasizes ways to make bicycling safe and comfortable for people of all ages and abilities. The plan guides how, where and when the county and the parks district will build bikeways, and outlines an integrated system that will be developed through 2040.

The county and park district began gathering input from the community, cities and other stakeholders in June 2013. Now that the draft plan is complete, they are seeking additional comments from the public through December 5, 2014. The county board will consider adopting the final bike plan in early 2015.

Review and download the 2040 Hennepin County Bicycle Transportation Plan.

Attend this Nov. 5 Open House at Wayzata Library or submit your comments by:

Email: bikeplan@hennepin.us
Phone: 612-543-1963
Mail: Hennepin County Bike Plan
701 Fourth Ave S, Suite 400, Mail Code L608
Minneapolis, MN 55415

11/5/2014, 02:00PM - 03:00PM: Transit and Protected Bike Lanes

TLC is happy to add this Nov. 5 webinar on Transit & Protected Bike Lanes to our monthly series made available by Bike Walk Twin Cities! All are welcome to attend the live webinar at our office at no charge. Please RVSP below or email erink@tlcminnesota.org.

Integrating protected bicycle lanes with transit operations (buses and streetcars) can challenge designers and engineers as they must accommodate the requirements of safety, accessibility, transit schedules, and more. The webinar, from the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP), will focus on projects in San Francisco and Seattle that show how these cities are finding solutions for these design challenges. 

In San Francisco, accessibility requirements and the need to maintain or improve transit times have strongly influenced design decisions. Boarding islands for buses are a preferred solution; attendees will hear about three projects that show how SFMTA’s designs have evolved and lessons learned along the way. In Seattle, protected bike lanes were developed as part of a streetcar project; design issues included right-turn threats, mid-block curb cuts, pedestrian access to the streetcar station, and bicycles crossing the streetcar tracks.

Presenters:

  • Ethan Melone, Streetcar Program Manager, City of Seattle
  • Ellen Robinson, Transportation Engineer, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency

11/5/2014, 11:30AM - 01:00PM: Metro Transit Service Improvement Plan: Public Meeting (downtown Minneapolis)

A plan to dramatically expand bus service in the metropolitan area was released on October 22 by the Metropolitan Council. The draft Service Improvement Plan, or SIP, identifies the proposed new local bus, express bus, and arterial bus rapid transit (BRT) service that Metro Transit will prioritize when new funding becomes available. 

The draft SIP identifies 122 projects that would result in a 29 percent increase in service by 2030—a majority of which would happen in the next six years! 

Before the plan is finalized and adopted, Metro Transit will host and accept comments at several public informational meetings. TLC strongly encourages you attend and to weigh in on the service proposed in the SIP. 

The Nov. 5 public meeting at Hennepin County Central Library is served by multiple downtown bus routes, METRO Blue Line, and METRO Green Line.

Additional options for commenting through Nov. 30:

  • By mail: Metro Transit Service Development, Attn: SIP, 560 Sixth Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55411
  • By email: SIP@metrotransit.org
  • By phone: 651-602-1500 (leave a message)
 

11/6/2014, 05:30PM - 07:30PM: Riverview Corridor Open House at Nova Classical Academy


Over the next year to 18 months there will be a study of possibilities for transit along the Riverview Corridor in Saint Paul! The corridor runs between downtown Saint Paul and MSP airport, primarily along West 7th Street but with a possible route through the Ford redevelopment site in the Highland Park neighborhood. 

The first step of this process is to listen to community residents, via open house events on Oct. 29 and Nov. 6. It is vitally important for those who live or work along the corridor to attend, along with those who want to see improved, expanded options for transit in Saint Paul!

This corridor has already been studied for streetcar service and rapid bus service. Those studies will be part of this study of alternatives, which also includes options ranging from light rail transit and bus rapid transit to no change in transit service. The process will result in Ramsey County Railroad Authority recommending a Locally Preferred Alternative for the corridor. More information at www.riverviewcorridor.com.
 

TLC encourages you to make time in your busy schedule to attend one of these meetings—and if possible please RSVP below to let us know that you are going! 
 

Note: The Nov. 6 open house is accessible by Metro Transit bus route 54.

11/8/2014, 01:00PM - 03:30PM: Metro Transit Service Improvement Plan: Public Meeting (Minneapolis)

A plan to dramatically expand bus service in the metropolitan area was released on October 22 by the Metropolitan Council. The draft Service Improvement Plan, or SIP, identifies the proposed new local bus, express bus, and arterial bus rapid transit (BRT) service that Metro Transit will prioritize when new funding becomes available. 

The draft SIP identifies 122 projects that would result in a 29 percent increase in service by 2030—a majority of which would happen in the next six years! 

Before the plan is finalized and adopted, Metro Transit will host and accept comments at several public informational meetings. TLC strongly encourages you attend and to weigh in on the service proposed in the SIP. 

The Nov. 8 public meeting at North Community YMCA is served by Metro Transit bus routes 14 & 30.

Additional options for commenting through Nov. 30:

  • By mail: Metro Transit Service Development, Attn: SIP, 560 Sixth Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55411
  • By email: SIP@metrotransit.org
  • By phone: 651-602-1500 (leave a message)
 

11/11/2014, 04:00PM - 06:00PM: November Monthly Bike Walk Count

Bike Walk Twin Cities Volunteers Needed:

Our next monthly count of Twin Cities bicycle & pedestrian traffic is planned for Tuesday, November 11. We are looking for 6 volunteers to help from 4 to 6 PM that day. If you are available, please confirm and sign up for your preferred count location below.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Michael at michaelp@tlcminnesota.org or 651-789-1404.

We look forward to counting with you! And please feel free to spread the word with others you think may be interested in counting. Thanks!

 

11/12/2014, 05:30PM - 08:00PM: Open House: Bottineau LRT Station Areas (Blue Line Extension)

This Nov. 12 open house is the next major opportunity for the public to be involved in planning for the METRO Blue Line Extension (Bottineau LRT). The event will focus on planning efforts underway around the proposed line’s four southernmost stations (in North Minneapolis and Golden Valley). Attend to share ideas for bike, pedestrian, and transit connections and development that will help neighborhoods near the stations thrive. Learn about related planning initiative for arterial bus rapid transit on Penn Avenue.

Planning to attend? RSVP below to let us know. Thanks!

11/13/2014, 06:00PM - 07:30PM: Metro Transit Service Improvement Plan: Public Meeting (Edina)

A plan to dramatically expand bus service in the metropolitan area was released on October 22 by the Metropolitan Council. The draft Service Improvement Plan, or SIP, identifies the proposed new local bus, express bus, and arterial bus rapid transit (BRT) service that Metro Transit will prioritize when new funding becomes available. 

The draft SIP identifies 122 projects that would result in a 29 percent increase in service by 2030—a majority of which would happen in the next six years! 

Before the plan is finalized and adopted, Metro Transit will host and accept comments at several public informational meetings. TLC strongly encourages you attend and to weigh in on the service proposed in the SIP. 

The Nov. 13 public meeting at Hennepin County Southdale Library is served by Metro Transit bus routes 6, 537, and 538.

Additional options for commenting through Nov. 30:

  • By mail: Metro Transit Service Development, Attn: SIP, 560 Sixth Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55411
  • By email: SIP@metrotransit.org
  • By phone: 651-602-1500 (leave a message)
 

11/13/2014, 05:00PM - 07:30PM: Brooklyn Center Open House on Hennepin County Bike Plan

In October 2014, the county and Three Rivers Park District released a draft version of a bicycle transportation plan that emphasizes ways to make bicycling safe and comfortable for people of all ages and abilities. The plan guides how, where and when the county and the parks district will build bikeways, and outlines an integrated system that will be developed through 2040.

The county and park district began gathering input from the community, cities and other stakeholders in June 2013. Now that the draft plan is complete, they are seeking additional comments from the public through December 5, 2014. The county board will consider adopting the final bike plan in early 2015.

Review and download the 2040 Hennepin County Bicycle Transportation Plan.

Attend this Nov. 13 Open House at Brookdale Library or submit your comments by:

Email: bikeplan@hennepin.us
Phone: 612-543-1963
Mail: Hennepin County Bike Plan
701 Fourth Ave S, Suite 400, Mail Code L608
Minneapolis, MN 55415

11/15/2014, 01:00PM - 03:30PM: Metro Transit Service Improvement Plan: Public Meeting (Saint Paul)

A plan to dramatically expand bus service in the metropolitan area was released on October 22 by the Metropolitan Council. The draft Service Improvement Plan, or SIP, identifies the proposed new local bus, express bus, and arterial bus rapid transit (BRT) service that Metro Transit will prioritize when new funding becomes available. 

The draft SIP identifies 122 projects that would result in a 29 percent increase in service by 2030—a majority of which would happen in the next six years! 

Before the plan is finalized and adopted, Metro Transit will host and accept comments at several public informational meetings. TLC strongly encourages you attend and to weigh in on the service proposed in the SIP. 

The Nov. 15 public meeting at Conway Recreation Center is served by Metro Transit bus routes 74, 80, and 219.

Additional options for commenting through Nov. 30:

  • By mail: Metro Transit Service Development, Attn: SIP, 560 Sixth Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55411
  • By email: SIP@metrotransit.org
  • By phone: 651-602-1500 (leave a message)
 

11/17/2014, 06:00PM - 07:30PM: Metro Transit Service Improvement Plan: Public Meeting (Blaine)

A plan to dramatically expand bus service in the metropolitan area was released on October 22 by the Metropolitan Council. The draft Service Improvement Plan, or SIP, identifies the proposed new local bus, express bus, and arterial bus rapid transit (BRT) service that Metro Transit will prioritize when new funding becomes available. 

The draft SIP identifies 122 projects that would result in a 29 percent increase in service by 2030—a majority of which would happen in the next six years! 

Before the plan is finalized and adopted, Metro Transit will host and accept comments at several public informational meetings. TLC strongly encourages you attend and to weigh in on the service proposed in the SIP. 

Additional options for commenting through Nov. 30:

  • By mail: Metro Transit Service Development, Attn: SIP, 560 Sixth Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55411
  • By email: SIP@metrotransit.org
  • By phone: 651-602-1500 (leave a message)
 

11/18/2014, 11:30AM - 01:00PM: Metro Transit Service Improvement Plan: Public Hearing

A plan to dramatically expand bus service in the metropolitan area was released on October 22 by the Metropolitan Council. The draft Service Improvement Plan, or SIP, identifies the proposed new local bus, express bus, and arterial bus rapid transit (BRT) service that Metro Transit will prioritize when new funding becomes available. 

The draft SIP identifies 122 projects that would result in a 29 percent increase in service by 2030—a majority of which would happen in the next six years! 

Before the plan is finalized and adopted, Metro Transit will host and accept comments at several public informational meetings. TLC strongly encourages you attend and to weigh in on the service proposed in the SIP. 

The Nov. 18 public hearing at Metropolitan Council Chambers is served by multiple downtown bus routes and the METRO Green Line.

Additional options for commenting through Nov. 30:

  • By mail: Metro Transit Service Development, Attn: SIP, 560 Sixth Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55411
  • By email: SIP@metrotransit.org
  • By phone: 651-602-1500 (leave a message)
 

11/19/2014, 02:00PM - 03:00PM: 2014 Bike/Ped Webinar Series


Made available by Bike Walk Twin Cities, these 2014 webinars from the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP) will provide concise, thorough information on current best practices in bike/ped planning and design. All are welcome to attend these webinars at our office at no charge.

Please RVSP below or to erink@tlcminnesota.org if you would like to attend all upcoming webinars in this series. To RSVP for a specific webinar, click on the individual links below.

All events below are hosted at our office, 2-3 PM, unless otherwise noted.
 

11/19/2014, 02:00PM - 03:00PM: E-bikes, Electric Assist Bikes and Transportation Policy

Motor vehicle or bicycle? As more electric assist bikes take to the road, how should they be accommodated? Made available by Bike Walk Twin Cities, this Nov. 19 webinar from the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP) will provide an overview of existing policy and examples from jurisdictions leading thought and practice in this area. 

All are welcome to attend this webinar at our office at no charge. Please RVSP below or email erink@tlcminnesota.org

12/9/2014, 04:00PM - 06:00PM: December Monthly Bike Walk Count

Bike Walk Twin Cities Volunteers Needed:

This year's last monthly count of Twin Cities bicycle & pedestrian traffic is planned for Tuesday, December 9. We are looking for 6 volunteers to help from 4 to 6 PM that day. If you are available, please confirm and sign up for your preferred count location below.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Michael at michaelp@tlcminnesota.org or 651-789-1404.

We look forward to counting with you! And please feel free to spread the word with others you think may be interested in counting. Thanks!

 

12/17/2014, 02:00PM - 03:00PM: Getting to Better Outcomes from Public Engagement

Save the date: Made available by Bike Walk Twin Cities, this Dec. 17 webinar from the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP) will focus on achieving better outcomes from public engagement. More details to follow. All are welcome to attend this webinar at our office at no charge. Please RVSP below or email erink@tlcminnesota.org.

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