Joe Urban | Sam Newberg, Urbanist

Minnehaha Avenue – Compromise, Frustration and Grudging Acceptance (Maybe I’ll Take My Kids Fishing Instead)

Dateline: 3:40 pm November 1, 2013 Filed under:

Hennepin County Commissioner Peter McLaughlin sent me a pointed email in response to my latest post about Minnehaha Avenue. He was frustrated that I didn’t mention the one bicycle advocate at the September 30 public meeting who spoke up, saying “these will be the best bike lanes in the city.” As well, I failed to mention lane widths will be 11 feet instead of today’s 12, and the numerous bumpouts will make crossing safer for pedestrians. All of these things are well and good. I’m all for reducing lane widths and installing bumpouts. I’m still concerned a nice new street with left turn…