November 2013 Safety Report
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Thurs., Oct. 10
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Armatage Park Community Center (2500 W. 57th St.)
You’re invited to attend a project planning meeting for the Penn Avenue Alternative Bikeway Project. Community members can learn about bike boulevards and provide feedback on the preferred alternative
(Upton Ave S) and possible design elements.
For more details, visit: www.minneapolismn.gov/bicycles/projects/Penn_Ave_Alternative
Here is what we have been able to find out from our City Council office:
1. Critical Zone parking car count:
Staff plans to conduct the study during lunchtime 11:00a to 1:00p and the evening hours 4p to 10p. They plan to use summer interns to conduct this study and they will begin their work on May 20th. The study will take approximately 2 weeks.
2. 30’ No Parking signs:
Staff has agreed to install these signs at 49th & Chowen and Drew to improve pedestrian safety at those corners.
3. Driveway signs:
Red Cow owner Luke Shimp needs to call 311 to request these signs for the driveways on Chowen and Drew. After they are requested and paid for (and the ground thaws), Traffic will install driveways signs at a cost of $200/per sign.
The owner of Red Cow has contacted us (FNA) asking for help in identifying the contact info for the three houses on Drew and Chowen that have driveways. We are trying to find that information, but if anyone can help us with names and contact info for those three properties, we would greatly appreciate it! Just send us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will help get those property owners connected with Red Cow for the signs.
4. Crosswalk markings @50th & Drew:
The criteria for painted crosswalks are:
· A signalized intersection (like 50th & Chowen)
· A school patrolled intersection
· Mid-block with and overhead flasher
The intersection of 50th & Drew does not meet the criteria for crosswalk markings. For their safety, pedestrians are encouraged to cross 50th Street at the signalized intersection of 50th and Chowen.