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5/1/2014 - 5/31/2014, 04:00PM - 06:00PM: May Monthly Bike Walk Count

Bike Walk Twin Cities Volunteers Needed:

Our next monthly count of Twin Cities bicycle & pedestrian traffic is planned for Tuesday, May 13. We are looking for 10 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!

5/4/2014 - 5/11/2014: Twin Cities Bike Week

The 2014 Twin Cities Bike Week is May 4 -11. Residents are encouraged to leave the car at home and hop on a bike for one day or all week. There will be events with parties, food, and entertainment for all. Whether you are new to bicycling and looking for a way to get started or are a long-time cyclist who wants to meet others like you, celebrate with at one of the many events throughout the week. It's a great way to enjoy your community on two wheels! 

Events include: 

  • Bike to Parks Day, May 4
  • Commuter Pit Stops, May 5
  • Nice Ride Day, May 6
  • National Bike to School Day, May 7
  • Twin Cities Bike to Work Day, May 8
  • Bike and Transit Day, May 9
  • Bike to Local Business Day, May 10
  • Family Bike Day, May 11

 

More information.

5/7/2014, 06:00PM: Bottineau Transitway Public Hearing and Open House (Golden Valley)

The public is invited to a series of public hearings in May for the Bottineau Transitway Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Draft EIS). An open house will be held in conjunction with each formal public hearing.

The Bottineau Transitway is a proposed project that will provide for transit improvements in the highly-traveled northwest suburbs of the Twin Cities. The Bottineau Corridor generally follows Bottineau Boulevard (County Road 81), extending approximately 13 miles from downtown Minneapolis through north Minneapolis to the northwest suburbs of Golden Valley, Robbinsdale, Crystal, and Brooklyn Park. The draft EIS discusses the purpose and need for the project, the alternatives considered and the impacts, and the agencies and persons consulted.

The public hearings will be hosted by the Hennepin County Regional Railroad Authority.

Meeting dates and locations:

Wednesday, May 7 in Golden Valley
City Hall, 7800 Golden Valley Rd.
6 to 7 p.m. public open house
7 p.m. formal public hearing

Thursday, May 8 in Minneapolis
Urban Research and Outreach/Engagement Center (UROC), 2001 Plymouth Ave. N.
4:30 to 5:30 p.m. public open house
5:30 p.m. formal public hearing

Tuesday, May 13 in Brooklyn Park
City Hall, 5200 85th Ave. N.
4:30 – 5:30 p.m. public open house
5:30 p.m. formal public hearing

Wednesday, May 14 in Crystal
Crystal Community Center, 4800 Douglas Dr.
5 to 6 p.m. public open house
6 p.m. formal public hearing

All meeting locations are accessible for persons with disabilities.

Comments on the draft EIS will be accepted from April 11 through May 29 and may be submitted the following ways:

  • Speaking in person at a public hearing
  • Filling out a comment form at a public hearing
  • Sending written comments by email to bottineau@co.hennepin.mn.us
  • Sending written comments by mail to: Hennepin County, Housing, Community Works & Transit, Attn: Bottineau Transitway, 701 Fourth Ave. S., Suite 400, Minneapolis, MN 55415

 

5/8/2014, 04:30PM: Bottineau Transitway Public Hearing and Open House (Minneapolis)

The public is invited to a series of public hearings in May for the Bottineau Transitway Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Draft EIS). An open house will be held in conjunction with each formal public hearing.

The Bottineau Transitway is a proposed project that will provide for transit improvements in the highly-traveled northwest suburbs of the Twin Cities. The Bottineau Corridor generally follows Bottineau Boulevard (County Road 81), extending approximately 13 miles from downtown Minneapolis through north Minneapolis to the northwest suburbs of Golden Valley, Robbinsdale, Crystal, and Brooklyn Park. The draft EIS discusses the purpose and need for the project, the alternatives considered and the impacts, and the agencies and persons consulted.

The public hearings will be hosted by the Hennepin County Regional Railroad Authority.

Meeting dates and locations:

Wednesday, May 7 in Golden Valley
City Hall, 7800 Golden Valley Rd.
6 to 7 p.m. public open house
7 p.m. formal public hearing

Thursday, May 8 in Minneapolis
Urban Research and Outreach/Engagement Center (UROC), 2001 Plymouth Ave. N.
4:30 to 5:30 p.m. public open house
5:30 p.m. formal public hearing

Tuesday, May 13 in Brooklyn Park
City Hall, 5200 85th Ave. N.
4:30 – 5:30 p.m. public open house
5:30 p.m. formal public hearing

Wednesday, May 14 in Crystal
Crystal Community Center, 4800 Douglas Dr.
5 to 6 p.m. public open house
6 p.m. formal public hearing

All meeting locations are accessible for persons with disabilities.

Comments on the draft EIS will be accepted from April 11 through May 29 and may be submitted the following ways:

  • Speaking in person at a public hearing
  • Filling out a comment form at a public hearing
  • Sending written comments by email to bottineau@co.hennepin.mn.us
  • Sending written comments by mail to: Hennepin County, Housing, Community Works & Transit, Attn: Bottineau Transitway, 701 Fourth Ave. S., Suite 400, Minneapolis, MN 55415

 

5/13/2014, 04:30PM: Bottineau Transitway Public Hearing and Open House (Brooklyn Park)

The public is invited to a series of public hearings in May for the Bottineau Transitway Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Draft EIS). An open house will be held in conjunction with each formal public hearing.

The Bottineau Transitway is a proposed project that will provide for transit improvements in the highly-traveled northwest suburbs of the Twin Cities. The Bottineau Corridor generally follows Bottineau Boulevard (County Road 81), extending approximately 13 miles from downtown Minneapolis through north Minneapolis to the northwest suburbs of Golden Valley, Robbinsdale, Crystal, and Brooklyn Park. The draft EIS discusses the purpose and need for the project, the alternatives considered and the impacts, and the agencies and persons consulted.

The public hearings will be hosted by the Hennepin County Regional Railroad Authority.

Meeting dates and locations:

Wednesday, May 7 in Golden Valley
City Hall, 7800 Golden Valley Rd.
6 to 7 p.m. public open house
7 p.m. formal public hearing

Thursday, May 8 in Minneapolis
Urban Research and Outreach/Engagement Center (UROC), 2001 Plymouth Ave. N.
4:30 to 5:30 p.m. public open house
5:30 p.m. formal public hearing

Tuesday, May 13 in Brooklyn Park
City Hall, 5200 85th Ave. N.
4:30 – 5:30 p.m. public open house
5:30 p.m. formal public hearing

Wednesday, May 14 in Crystal
Crystal Community Center, 4800 Douglas Dr.
5 to 6 p.m. public open house
6 p.m. formal public hearing

All meeting locations are accessible for persons with disabilities.

Comments on the draft EIS will be accepted from April 11 through May 29 and may be submitted the following ways:

  • Speaking in person at a public hearing
  • Filling out a comment form at a public hearing
  • Sending written comments by email to bottineau@co.hennepin.mn.us
  • Sending written comments by mail to: Hennepin County, Housing, Community Works & Transit, Attn: Bottineau Transitway, 701 Fourth Ave. S., Suite 400, Minneapolis, MN 55415

 

5/14/2014, 05:00PM: Bottineau Transitway Public Hearing and Open House (Crystal)

The public is invited to a series of public hearings in May for the Bottineau Transitway Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Draft EIS). An open house will be held in conjunction with each formal public hearing.

The Bottineau Transitway is a proposed project that will provide for transit improvements in the highly-traveled northwest suburbs of the Twin Cities. The Bottineau Corridor generally follows Bottineau Boulevard (County Road 81), extending approximately 13 miles from downtown Minneapolis through north Minneapolis to the northwest suburbs of Golden Valley, Robbinsdale, Crystal, and Brooklyn Park. The draft EIS discusses the purpose and need for the project, the alternatives considered and the impacts, and the agencies and persons consulted.

The public hearings will be hosted by the Hennepin County Regional Railroad Authority.

Meeting dates and locations:

Wednesday, May 7 in Golden Valley
City Hall, 7800 Golden Valley Rd.
6 to 7 p.m. public open house
7 p.m. formal public hearing

Thursday, May 8 in Minneapolis
Urban Research and Outreach/Engagement Center (UROC), 2001 Plymouth Ave. N.
4:30 to 5:30 p.m. public open house
5:30 p.m. formal public hearing

Tuesday, May 13 in Brooklyn Park
City Hall, 5200 85th Ave. N.
4:30 – 5:30 p.m. public open house
5:30 p.m. formal public hearing

Wednesday, May 14 in Crystal
Crystal Community Center, 4800 Douglas Dr.
5 to 6 p.m. public open house
6 p.m. formal public hearing

All meeting locations are accessible for persons with disabilities.

Comments on the draft EIS will be accepted from April 11 through May 29 and may be submitted the following ways:

  • Speaking in person at a public hearing
  • Filling out a comment form at a public hearing
  • Sending written comments by email to bottineau@co.hennepin.mn.us
  • Sending written comments by mail to: Hennepin County, Housing, Community Works & Transit, Attn: Bottineau Transitway, 701 Fourth Ave. S., Suite 400, Minneapolis, MN 55415

 

5/14/2014, 04:00PM - 06:00PM: Saint Paul Public Workshop: Statewide Bicycle System Plan

Want to improve biking in Minnesota? Join the Minnesota Department of Transportation at an upcoming Statewide Bicycle System Plan workshop. All are welcome. There will be kid-friendly activities and resources available about biking basics.

The workshops will include a brief project overview and you will participate in facilitated activities. MnDOT wants to know about:

  • Types of bicycle facilities where you feel comfortable biking
  • Places you want to reach by bicycle
  • How different roads affect your choice to bike
  • How MnDOT should prioritize biking improvements 

Public workshops will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on the following dates and you should plan to attend the entire time.

  • April 23 in St. Cloud - Whitney Senior Center, 1527 Northway Dr.
  • April 30 in Granite Falls - Kilowatt Center, 600 Kilowatt Dr.
  • May 1 in Fergus Falls - West Central Lakes Initiative, 1000 Western Ave.
  • May 6 in Mankato - Blue Earth County Library, 100 E. Main St.
  • May 7 in Bemidji - Hampton Inn, 1019 Paul Bunyan Dr. S.
  • May 8 in Duluth - City Hall, 411 W. First St.
  • May 13 in Rochester - University Center Rochester, Heintz Center 102, 1926 Collegeview Rd. E.
  • May 14 in Saint Paul - Wellstone Center Westside Room, 179 Robie St. E.
  • May 15 in Minneapolis - University of Minnesota Urban Research and Outreach Center, 2001 Plymouth Ave. N.

If you can't attend the workshops, you can participate by:

To request an ASL or foreign language interpreter, or other reasonable accommodation, call Janet Miller at 651-366-4720 or 1-800-657-3774 (Greater Minnesota). Alternatively, send an email to janet.rae.miller@state.mn.us. Please request at least one week in advance.

For more information, visit the Bicycle System Plan website or email greta.alquist@state.mn.us.

5/15/2014, 04:00PM - 06:00PM: Minneapolis Public Workshop: Statewide Bicycle System Plan

Want to improve biking in Minnesota? Join the Minnesota Department of Transportation at an upcoming Statewide Bicycle System Plan workshop. All are welcome. There will be kid-friendly activities and resources available about biking basics.

The workshops will include a brief project overview and you will participate in facilitated activities. MnDOT wants to know about:

  • Types of bicycle facilities where you feel comfortable biking
  • Places you want to reach by bicycle
  • How different roads affect your choice to bike
  • How MnDOT should prioritize biking improvements 

Public workshops will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on the following dates and you should plan to attend the entire time.

  • April 23 in St. Cloud - Whitney Senior Center, 1527 Northway Dr.
  • April 30 in Granite Falls - Kilowatt Center, 600 Kilowatt Dr.
  • May 1 in Fergus Falls - West Central Lakes Initiative, 1000 Western Ave.
  • May 6 in Mankato - Blue Earth County Library, 100 E. Main St.
  • May 7 in Bemidji - Hampton Inn, 1019 Paul Bunyan Dr. S.
  • May 8 in Duluth - City Hall, 411 W. First St.
  • May 13 in Rochester - University Center Rochester, Heintz Center 102, 1926 Collegeview Rd. E.
  • May 14 in Saint Paul - Wellstone Center Westside Room, 179 Robie St. E.
  • May 15 in Minneapolis - University of Minnesota Urban Research and Outreach Center, 2001 Plymouth Ave. N.

If you can't attend the workshops, you can participate by:

To request an ASL or foreign language interpreter, or other reasonable accommodation, call Janet Miller at 651-366-4720 or 1-800-657-3774 (Greater Minnesota). Alternatively, send an email to janet.rae.miller@state.mn.us. Please request at least one week in advance.

For more information, visit the Bicycle System Plan website or email greta.alquist@state.mn.us.

5/21/2014, 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.
 

5/21/2014, 02:00PM - 03:00PM: Best Planning and Engineering Practices for School Zones

Save the date: Made available by Bike Walk Twin Cities, this May 21 webinar from the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP) will focus on best planning and engineering practices for school zones. 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.

6/10/2014, 05:00PM - 07:00PM: Transportation on Tap

Save the date: TLC's Transportation on Tap happy hour event series returns on Tuesday, June 10! We invite you to Republic (Seven Corners) to enjoy light appetizers on us and to talk bike, walk, bus, and rail with other TLC members and friends. More details to come. All are welcome, but RSVPs are always appreciated.

6/14/2014, 09:00AM - 06:00PM: Green Line LRT Grand Opening

Celebrate the grand opening of Green Line light rail service on Saturday, June 14!

Following a 9 a.m. ceremony with speeches and a ribbon cutting at Union Depot in Saint Paul, festivities and events for all ages are being planned from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Union Depot Station, Central Station, Western Avenue Station, Victoria Street Station, Hamline Avenue Station, Raymond Avenue Station, Stadium Village Station and West Bank Station. (TLC is involved in planning celebration activities at the Raymond Avenue Station near our office!) 

Metro Transit will offer free rides on the METRO Green Line and all other rail and bus routes June 14-15.

More information.

6/18/2014, 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.
 

6/18/2014, 02:00PM - 03:00PM: Calming Arterial Streets for Safer Walking and Cycling

Save the date: Made available by Bike Walk Twin Cities, this June 18 webinar from the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP) will focus on calming arterial streets for safer walking and bicycling. 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.

7/16/2014, 02:00PM - 03:00PM: From Fast to Safer: Best Practices Where Road Speeds Change

Save the date: Made available by Bike Walk Twin Cities, this July 16 webinar from the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP) will focus on best practices where road speeds change. 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.

7/16/2014, 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.
 

8/20/2014, 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.
 

8/20/2014, 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.

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.

9/17/2014, 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.
 

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.
 

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.

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.

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.
 

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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