City To Host Last Public Feedback Meeting On Wayzata Blvd Bikeway Proposal June 29
June 21, 2016
The Cities of Golden Valley, St Louis Park, and Minneapolis will hold the second and final informational open house meeting on the feasibility of constructing a bikeway along the Wayzata Blvd corridor Wed, June 29, from 5 to 7 pm. The meeting will be in the Golden Valley Council Chambers at 7800 Golden Valley Rd.
Staff from the partner cities, SEH Inc, and Hennepin County discussed the project and gathered information from the public at a March open house. The purpose of the second meeting is to share the information about the study and concept design plan that was developed after the first open house.
The Wayzata Blvd corridor, which extends from Theodore Wirth Parkway in Minneapolis to Cedar Lake Rd in St Louis Park (see map), is identified as a planned bikeway on the County’s Bike Plan Map and would serve to connect local and regional trails, area destinations, and transit opportunities. The planned bikeway is not currently programmed for construction. However, a grant was received from Hennepin County to assist the partner cities in the completion of a feasibility study. Key elements of the study include:
- meetings with stakeholders and community participation
- identification of challenges and opportunities
- evaluation of traffic control, safety issues, and driver behavior
- incorporation of traffic calming and intersection modifications to improve safety
- determination of a preferred route and type that provides a safe, efficient route for all users
- preparation of typical sections and concept layouts