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Transit for Livable Communities - TLC Calendar of Events

8/4/2014, 06:30PM - 08:00AM: Open House: Hennepin-Lyndale Reconstruction

The City of Minneapolis has secured federal funding for the reconstruction of the convergence of Hennepin Avenue and Lyndale Avenue, just west of Loring Park. A public open house is being held to get feedback on some options for this busy corridor.

The open house on Aug. 4 is an opportunity for people who use the corridor to weigh in on design concepts that were drafted as a result of public feedback. After this open house, the roadway layout for Hennepin-Lyndale will be finalized.

The federal funding secured for this multi-modal project will be used for roadway improvements on sections of Hennepin Avenue and Lyndale Avenue between Franklin Avenue and Dunwoody Boulevard. In an average day, those stretches of roadway handle more than 50,000 vehicles, approximately 9,000 transit users and more than 2,000 bicyclists and pedestrians. Plans call for reconstructing the roadway, creating better lane designations, improving bicycle and pedestrian crossings, and making other enhancements. Construction could begin as early as 2015.

To learn more about this project and to sign up for updates, go to www.hennepinlyndaleproject.com.

8/6/2014, 06:00PM - 08:00PM: Public Open House: 26th and 28th Streets Bike and Ped Improvements

This is an opportunity this summer to improve bicycling and walking on 26th and 28th Streets in Minneapolis. During a series of three public open houses, the City is inviting the community to share what’s important about the design of these streets, review proposed design concepts showing potential bicycling and walking improvements, and prioritize these design concepts.

This open house on August 6 will focus on reviewing concept designs of bicycle and pedestrian improvements. 

(Save the date for the final open house on August 27, which will focus on prioritizing concept designs.)

Learn more and weigh on online. 
 

8/7/2014, 09:00AM - 05:00PM: Transportation Options Workshop

"Transportation is definitely a critical point in breaking the cycle of poverty." - Joan McDonough-Schlecht, Neighborhood House

"There is no program I know of that addresses financial benefits of transportation so directly." - Eva Song Margolis, Eastside Financial Center

TLC’s Transportation Options Workshop offers social service and financial coaching staff the resources and experience they need to empower their participants to address the high cost of getting around, to save money, and to build wealth.

The one-day workshop immerses attendees into the realities, barriers, and solutions to finding affordable, convenient, and reliable transportation in order to access jobs, education, and financial stability.

We’ll discuss the asset-building potential of options like biking, walking, transit, car sharing, and bike sharing and help to decipher when and where they make sense for families and individuals working toward economic self-sufficiency.

Inside the Workshop:

  • Uncover the true cost of transportation
  • Experience firsthand new options for getting around
  • Understand a network of solutions and support
  • Apply what you’ve learned with real-life examples

RSVPs are required. Fee to attend: $20.

Please register below or contact Pamela Moore at pamelam@tlcminnesota.org or 651-789-1419. 

8/7/2014, 06:00PM: Public Hearing: Gateway Corridor Locally Preferred Alternative

The Gateway Policy Advisory Committee is holding a public hearing on Aug. 7 for community members to provide input on the Locally Preferred Alternative (LPA) – which includes both the transit mode and the route for the Gateway Corridor project. The Policy Advisory Committee is made up of business, institutional and community leaders, and elected and appointed officials representing areas and organizations within the Gateway Corridor.  

More information

8/12/2014, 05:00PM - 07:00PM: Transportation Tap: Parking

Save the date: On Tuesday, August 12, TLC welcomes you back to Republic for our third Transportation on Tap event of the year! Enjoy light appetizers on us and talk bike, walk, bus, and rail with other TLC members and friends. This month we'll dig into the issue of parking: policies, costs, reform and innovation, ties to development, and more. TLC's Barb Thoman will moderate. Bring your questions for another lively conversation!

We hope to see you on the 12th! All are welcome, but RSVPs (below) are always appreciated.

Questions? Contact Jennifer at jenniferh@tlcminnesota.org or 651-789-1416.

8/12/2014, 04:00PM - 06:00PM: August Monthly Bike Walk Count

August Monthly Bike Walk Count 

Bike Walk Twin Cities Volunteers Needed:

Our next monthly count of Twin Cities bicycle & pedestrian traffic is planned for Tuesday, August 12. 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!

 

8/13/2014, 04:30PM: Public Hearing and Open House: Mpls SWLRT Municipal Consent Plans

The Metropolitan Council, Hennepin County Board of Commissioners, Hennepin County Regional Railroad Authority (HCRRA) will hold a joint public hearing on the revised Minneapolis portion of the Southwest LRT municipal consent plans on Aug. 13, 2014.

The public can offer comments at the hearing, which will begin at 5:30 p.m. An open house where the public can review layouts will be held prior to the public hearing at 4:30 p.m.

The Aug. 13 hearing will be an opportunity to comment on the plans that were revised as a result of a tentative agreement between the Metropolitan Council and City of Minneapolis following the May 29 joint hearing between the Metropolitan Council and HCRRA on earlier plans.

In addition to the public hearing, comments may also be submitted as follows:

  • Mail: Southwest LRT Project Office, 6465 Wayzata Blvd, Suite 500, St. Louis Park, MN 55426, ATTN: Daren Nyquist
  • TTY: 651.291.0904
  • E-mail: swlrt@metrotransit.org
  • Fax: 612-373-3899

The Council will accept public comments until 4:30 p.m. Aug. 25, 2014.

More information. 

8/17/2014, 10:00AM - 04:00PM: Open Streets Mpls: Franklin Ave

On August 17, Open Streets Minneapolis comes to Franklin Avenue! This event is designed to bring together families and neighbors to bike, walk, socialize, play, and shop in their communities in a safe, car-free environment! Come explore and enjoy Franklin Avenue East (Portland to 28th Ave.) and experience the city in a whole new way. TLC will see you there!

More information.

8/20/2014, 02:00PM - 03:00PM: Transform Bicycling and Walking Outside the Urban Context

Save the date: Made available by Bike Walk Twin Cities, this Aug. 20 webinar from the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP) will focus on transforming bicycling and walking outside the urban context. More details to follow. All are welcome to attend this webinar at our office at no charge. Please RVSP below or email michaelp@tlcminnesota.org.

8/20/2014, 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 michaelp@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.
 

8/28/2014, 09:00AM - 05:00PM: Transportation Options Workshop

"Transportation is definitely a critical point in breaking the cycle of poverty." - Joan McDonough-Schlecht, Neighborhood House

"There is no program I know of that addresses financial benefits of transportation so directly." - Eva Song Margolis, Eastside Financial Center

TLC’s Transportation Options Workshop offers social service and financial coaching staff the resources and experience they need to empower their participants to address the high cost of getting around, to save money, and to build wealth.

The one-day workshop immerses attendees into the realities, barriers, and solutions to finding affordable, convenient, and reliable transportation in order to access jobs, education, and financial stability.

We’ll discuss the asset-building potential of options like biking, walking, transit, car sharing, and bike sharing and help to decipher when and where they make sense for families and individuals working toward economic self-sufficiency.

Inside the Workshop:

  • Uncover the true cost of transportation
  • Experience firsthand new options for getting around
  • Understand a network of solutions and support
  • Apply what you’ve learned with real-life examples

RSVPs are required. Fee to attend: $20.

Please register below or contact Pamela Moore at pamelam@tlcminnesota.org or 651-789-1419. 

9/14/2014, 12:00PM - 05:00PM: Open Streets Mpls: Nicollet Ave

On September 14, Open Streets Minneapolis comes to Nicollet Avenue! This event is designed to bring together families and neighbors to bike, walk, socialize, play, and shop in their communities in a safe, car-free environment! Come explore and enjoy Nicollet Avenue (Lake St. to 46th St.) and experience the city in a whole new way. 

Co-hosted by the Lyndale and Kingfield Neighborhood Associations.

More information.

9/16/2014, 09:00AM - 05:00PM: Transportation Options Workshop

"Transportation is definitely a critical point in breaking the cycle of poverty." - Joan McDonough-Schlecht, Neighborhood House

"There is no program I know of that addresses financial benefits of transportation so directly." - Eva Song Margolis, Eastside Financial Center

TLC’s Transportation Options Workshop offers social service and financial coaching staff the resources and experience they need to empower their participants to address the high cost of getting around, to save money, and to build wealth.

The one-day workshop immerses attendees into the realities, barriers, and solutions to finding affordable, convenient, and reliable transportation in order to access jobs, education, and financial stability.

We’ll discuss the asset-building potential of options like biking, walking, transit, car sharing, and bike sharing and help to decipher when and where they make sense for families and individuals working toward economic self-sufficiency.

Inside the Workshop:

  • Uncover the true cost of transportation
  • Experience firsthand new options for getting around
  • Understand a network of solutions and support
  • Apply what you’ve learned with real-life examples

RSVPs are required. Fee to attend: $20.

Please register below or contact Pamela Moore at pamelam@tlcminnesota.org or 651-789-1419. 

9/17/2014, 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 michaelp@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.
 

9/17/2014, 02:00PM - 03:00PM: Optimize Signals for Pedestrians and Bicyclists

Save the date: Made available by Bike Walk Twin Cities, this Sept. 17 webinar from the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP) will focus on optimizing signals for pedestrians and bicyclists. More details to follow. All are welcome to attend this webinar at our office at no charge. Please RVSP below or email michaelp@tlcminnesota.org.

9/20/2014, 11:00AM - 06:00PM: Open Streets Mpls: Lowry Ave

On September 20, in partnership with Harvest Fest, Open Streets Minneapolis comes to Lowry Avenue! This event is designed to bring together families and neighbors to bike, walk, socialize, play, and shop in their communities in a safe, car-free environment! Come explore and enjoy Lowry Ave. N (Vincent Ave. to Emerson Ave.) and experience the city in a whole new way. 

Co-hosted with the Lowry Corridor Business Association.

More information.

10/15/2014, 02:00PM - 03:00PM: Design Treatments to Transition from Trails to Roadways

Save the date: Made available by Bike Walk Twin Cities, this Oct. 15 webinar from the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP) will focus on design treatments to transition from trails to roadways. More details to follow. All are welcome to attend this webinar at our office at no charge. Please RVSP below or email michaelp@tlcminnesota.org.

10/15/2014, 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 michaelp@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: 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 michaelp@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

Save the date: Made available by Bike Walk Twin Cities, this Nov. 19 webinar from the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP) will focus on e-bikes, electric assist bikes & transportation policy. More details to follow. All are welcome to attend this webinar at our office at no charge. Please RVSP below or email michaelp@tlcminnesota.org.

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 michaelp@tlcminnesota.org.

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