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GreenStep City Best Practices Transportation

Living Streets
no. 11

Create a network of green complete streets that improves city quality of life and adds value to surrounding properties.
  Best Practice Action 5      [ 1 2 3 4 5 6 ]       [all actions]

Identify and remedy street-trail gaps between city streets and off-road trails/bike trails to better facilitate walking and biking.

 
  • For actions and resources related to connecting roads and trails for bicycle and pedestrian transportation, see best practice #18: Parks and Trails.
  • See implementation tools for action 11.4.
Make functional/recreational walking/biking possible between at least one park/open area and city streets. Report remedies for gaps entirely within your city's system of parks, off-road trails and open spaces under best practice action 18.1
Add a walking/bike trail that significantly improves access between two areas without a full network of streets, e.g., connecting cul-de-sacs within a housing development that has very long blocks.
Fully integrate your street and off-road trail network to facilitate bike/ped commuting; report under action 18.1 a walking/biking trail that connects your city to a key destination/area/trail outside the city.

Bemidji

Date action report first entered:   03/19/2013
Date of last report update:   06/17/2016

Implementation details:
Bemidji has a series of biking and pedestrian trails that connect the city to key areas outside of town, such as Lake Bemidji State Park, the Paul Bunyan Trail, and the South Shore Development area (see attached route map). The Paul Bunyan Trail Bridge was opened and dedicated in September of 2012. This bridge, usable by both pedestrians and bicyclists, spans Hwy 197 and connects a major gap in the Paul Bunyan Trail and facilitates walking and biking across the highway. See attached map for bicycle and pedestrian trails.

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For more information contact:
Kent Ehrenstrom (Community volunteer)   |   kent.ehrenstrom@state.mn.us   |   218-755-6555

Partners:
Active Living Bemidji, MN Dept. of Natural Resources, Division of Parks and Trails

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Brooklyn Center

Date action report first entered:   02/10/2015
Date of last report update:   03/19/2015

Implementation details:
The City is partnering with Three Rivers Park District to design (2015) and construct (2016)a Three Rivers trail connection on 57th Ave which will connect the Shingle Creek trail with the City of Minneapolis park/trail along the Mississippi River

For more information contact:
Andrew Hogg (City staff)   |   ahogg@ci.brooklyn-center.mn.us   |   763-569-3327

Partners:
Three Rivers Park District

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Cottage Grove

Date action report first entered:   01/31/2014

Implementation details:
80th Street box culvert project created a safe route for pedestrians and trail users to have an at-grade crossing of 80th Street. This trail conection also provides conectivity between Kingston community park and the regional West Central Ravine Park. Many of our recreation and transportation trails link to the Mississippi River Trail which connects Cottage Grove to both our neighboring communites to the east and west. Our missing links map also indicates future connections to our neighbor to the north, Woodbury, during future development. Multiple trail connections connect cul-de-sacs to main roadway and transpertaion trails within the community as shown on the attached trailway map.

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For more information contact:
Ryan Burfeind (City staff)   |   rburfeind@cottage-grove.org   |   651-458-2899

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Duluth

Date action report first entered:   06/03/2014
Date of last report update:   06/03/2014

Implementation details:
In December 2013, the Duluth City Council adopted a Plan for Duluth's Bikeway System, establishment of bicycle lanes, paths and routes, and requesting City Staff to implement such plan. Duluth's premier bike path, the Duluth Lakewalk provides a walking and bike trail that connects the Duluth Canal Park downtown district to the Gitchee Gammi Park North of the Lester River Bridge on Duluth's eastern City boundary. Duluth is in the process of constructing the Cross-town trail to connect the Lake Walk trail to the Northern Minnesota Munger Trail.

Outcome measures/metrics:
Duluth's Lake Walk has over 5 miles of walking and biking trail.

Descriptive links: http://www.dsmic.org/Default.asp?PageID=539             view file

For more information contact:
James Gittemeier (Community volunteer)   |   jgittemeier@ardc.org   |   218-529-7556

Partners:
MIC - Duluth-Superior Metropolitan Interstate Council: Healthy Duluth Coalition

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Golden Valley

Date action report first entered:   04/25/2017
Date of last report update:   04/25/2017
Year action initially completed:   2002
Action completed after joining GreenStep?   No

Implementation details:
The City created trails in Lions Park connecting the park to the parking lot and to Louisiana Avenue. The City also created a trail in Brookview Park running parallel to Winnetka Avenue, a major roadway. In 2002 the City facilitated MNDOT’s construction of a pedestrian bridge over Highway 100 connecting Bassett Creek Park in Crystal to Briarwood Nature Area in Golden Valley. A trail connection was also added between Regent Avenue and Briarwood Nature Area.

For more information contact:
Jeff Oliver (City staff)   |   joliver@goldenvalleymn.gov   |   (763)-593-8034

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Hopkins

Date action report first entered:   10/03/2012

Implementation details:
In 2009, we added sidewalk to Blake road from Excelsior Boulevard to Highway 7.This sidewalk connects significant residential property to the Southwest Regional Trail.I have attached the final plans which explains that it connects portions of the city to a regional trail which connects to many key destinations outside the city.

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For more information contact:
Nate Stanley (City staff)   |   Nstanley@hopkinsmn.com   |   952-548-6356

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Hutchinson

Date action report first entered:   04/28/2016
Date of last report update:   04/28/2016

Implementation details:
Hutchinson has a series of paved trails, bike lanes, and bike friendly streets that create a commutable bike-friendly grid to access most areas of the City. The City was also instrumental in the project of paving the Luce Line trail in 2015 to connect the east and west sides of town, in addition to connecting Hutchinson to nearby communities of Silver Lake and Winsted. See attached map for more details. In 2015, as part of a total reconstruction of Jefferson St. SE, the City narrowed the street and widened the sidewalk area, replacing the 5 ft. wide concrete walkway with a 10 ft. wide paved bicycle-friendly trail. This reconstructed trail connected bike paths along Adams St. SE with a trail on Jefferson St. SE South of Century Lane SE.

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Marshall

Date action report first entered:   01/26/2016
Date of last report update:   01/26/2016

Implementation details:
If you look at a Minnesota map of paved bike trails you will notice that southwest Minnesota clearly has fewer trails that most other areas of the state. For the past 25+ years there has been a vision for a paved bike trail that would connect Marshall with Camden State Park. The 14 mile trail was finally completed in 2015 due to an historical partnership between the City of Marshall, Lyon County, City of Lynd, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, and Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Outcome measures/metrics:
$2.6 million in Legacy Funds Secured. Financial and In-kind contributions from City of Marshall, City of Lynd and Lyon County. 14 mile section of trail completed that connects 2 cities and a Minnesota State Park.

Descriptive links: http://www.marshallindependent.com/page/content.detail/id/568921/City--county--state-hail-the-trail.html?nav=5015

For more information contact:
Ben Martig (City staff)   |   Ben.Martig@ci.marshall.mn.us   |   507-537-6760

Partners:
City of Marshall, City of Lynd, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Lyon County, Camden State Park Staff

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Oakdale

Date action report first entered:   03/16/2014
Date of last report update:   04/14/2015

Implementation details:
The Mud Lake Trail and Boardwalk was approved to connect the Oakdale Nature Preserve to Castle Elementary School and residents in the northwest neighborhoods of Oakdale. Currently residents must go around Mud Lake to enter the Nature Preserve or to join up with city trails that connect to the rest of the city. The boardwalk and bituminous trail addition will offer a connection directly to the neighborhood from the Nature Preserve. The trail also has a connection to the nearby Gateway Trail. Construction will begin Fall 2015.

For more information contact:
Jen Hassebroek (City staff)   |   jen.hassebroek@ci.oakdale.mn.us   |   651-730-2723

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Saint Louis Park

Date action report first entered:   04/28/2017
Date of last report update:   04/28/2017
Year action initially completed:   2017
Action completed after joining GreenStep?   Yes

Implementation details:
With the Connect the Park Plan, adopted in 2007, the city had identified gaps of sidewalks, trails, bike lanes and bikeways through their community. In 2017, the city has been implementing the plan with tangible communtiy results found at this link. https://www.stlouispark.org/2017-connect-the-park-sidewalk-and-trails.html

Descriptive links: https://www.stlouispark.org/2017-connect-the-park-sidewalk-and-trails.html

For more information contact:
Shannon Pinc (City staff)   |   spinc@stlouispark.org   |   952-924-2191

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Saint Paul

Date action report first entered:   10/27/2014
Date of last report update:   10/27/2014

Implementation details:
The City currently has a draft Bikeways Plan that identifies street-trail gaps between City streets and off-road trains/bike trails. The City recently approved for 2015, $8 million towards reconstructing Jackson Street and completing the first phase of the downtown bike loop, and $13.2 million toward completing the Grand Round – including road reconstruction and bike pathways along Wheelock Parkway and additional bike pathways along Johnson Parkway and Pelham Boulevard. The Bikeways Plan is intended to guide future biking and walking infrastructure improvements.

Descriptive links: www.stpaul.gov/bikeplan

For more information contact:
Kurt Schultz (City staff)   |   kurt.schultz@ci.stpaul.mn.us   |   651-266-6590

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Victoria

Date action report first entered:   05/01/2015
Date of last report update:   05/01/2015

Implementation details:
Lake Minnetonka LRT Regional Trail Length: 15 miles The Lake Minnetonka LRT Regional Trail stretches between Hopkins and Carver Park Reserve, offering scenic views of Lake Minnetonka along the way. The Trail starts in Victoria and ends in Minnetonka but connects to multiple different trails - all the way to Minneapolis.

Outcome measures/metrics:
People in the city of Victoria are very proud of the bike and running trails. They are constantly being used in Victoria. The trail runs right behind City Hall and it is a great place for people to park and ride.

Descriptive links: http://www.threeriversparks.org/trails/lake-minnetonka-trail.aspx

For more information contact:
Madison Fox-Christensen (City staff)   |   mfoxchristensen@ci.victoria.mn.us   |   952-443-4219

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Willmar

Date action report first entered:   03/31/2014

Implementation details:
The trail connecting downtown Willmar to Robbins Island a major recreational park had a gap just north of the first street bridge. The previous trail crossed ella ave at a dangerous location about 200ft away from the intersection of Ella and First Street. This project changed the crossing location to the intersection and repaved 1 mile of trail to Robbins Island in 2013.

Outcome measures/metrics:
Crossing Ella Ave now takes place at the intersection where cars are stopped do to controlled lights. The route has been make with accessible slopes and is more direct than the previous crossing 200 ft away from the intersection where cars are traveling at higher speeds. This project improves safety and is a enhancement to the Willmar Footlake Four 4 mile Fun run course. This trail also make the access to the downtown more accessible to riders of the State Trail system.

Descriptive links: http://files.dnr.state.mn.us/parks_trails/mgmtplans/glacial_lakes0712.pdf

For more information contact:
Sara Jacobson (City staff)   |   sjacobson@willmarmn.gov   |   320-235-4760

Partners:
Willmar Design Center

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Austin

Date action report first entered:   10/20/2015
Date of last report update:   10/20/2015

Implementation details:
Bike lanes have been painted, and we have also added more bike racks. City of Austin Trails Map and Safe Routes to Schools are posted online on City and Vision 2020 websites for all 4 Elementary Schools , 5th & 6th grade Intermediate School and Middle School – 7th & 8th grade. Earlier this month City Council approved new “Red Bike” program it will be free use of 60 single speed red bikes. The project is being funded by SHIP (State Health Improvement Program) grant, Vision 2020 and the City. Rydjor Bike Shop is rehabbing bikes, Riverland Community College Auto Repair/Maintenance program is painting bikes bright red. Committee is encouraging donation of bikes and donations. Program will go into effect Spring 2016.

Descriptive links: http://www.ci.austin.mn.us/wp-content/uploads/2105-Bike-Trails.pdf             view file

For more information contact:
Janet Anderson (Elected official)   |   jkanderson@gofast.am   |   507-433-1081

Partners:
Rydjor Bike Shop and Riverland Community College

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Belle Plaine

Date action report first entered:   04/11/2018
Date of last report update:   04/11/2018
Year action initially completed:   2017
Action completed after joining GreenStep?   Yes

Implementation details:
The City worked with regional partners to provide a critical roadway link in the southern portion of the City (Enterprise Drive Overpass) providing a second functioning connection between primarily residential areas south of Hwy 169 with business services and school facilities north of the Highway. Post construction the Park Board noted school children were creating their own 'path' in the vicinity of the overpass attempting to get from their homes to trails/sidewalks installed with the overpass. The City identified a half mile segment of off-road trail and constructed the facility in the CSAH 3 boulevard.

For more information contact:
Laura Blue (City staff)   |   lblue@ci.belleplaine.mn.us   |   952-873-5553

Partners:
Bolton-Menk, Scott County

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Crookston

Date action report first entered:   02/24/2017
Date of last report update:   02/24/2017
Year action initially completed:   2017
Action completed after joining GreenStep?   Yes

Implementation details:
The City of Crookston has purchased a right of way from BNSF to construct a 1.228 mile multi-use trail adjacent to Fairfax Avenue. The new Fairfax trail will connect two existing pathways and complete a loop. The loop will include active signage and promote both walking and biking. The full loop trail will connect users from Crookston's Historic Downtown with river access and residential neighborhoods.

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Eden Prairie

Date action report first entered:   04/01/2014

Implementation details:
In 2013 the Rice Marsh Lake Trail Loop was completed – a 3.4 mile multipurpose pedestrian trail loop connecting the Cities of Eden Prairie and Chanhassen, including abutting neighborhood developments and encircling Rice Marsh Lake.

Descriptive links: http://www.edenprairie.org/index.aspx?page=28&recordid=699             view file

For more information contact:
Tania Mahtani (City staff)   |   tmahtani@edenprairie.org   |   952-949-8413

Partners:
City of Chanhassen

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Fridley

Date action report first entered:   12/07/2017
Date of last report update:   12/07/2017
Year action initially completed:   2017
Action completed after joining GreenStep?   Yes

Implementation details:
Utilizing and local funding and Federal Transportation Alternative funding, the City of Fridley installed a 1.6-mile trail within the boulevard of Main Street, a highly trafficked County road. The project also included the installation of a pedestrian bridge crossing over Interstate 694 since the existing road bridge was not wide enough to safely carry pedestrian and bicycle traffic. This project addressed a major street-trail gap and provides a safe method for the residents of Fridley and Columbia Height reach transit, employment, and commercial areas such as the new Fridley Market center which includes a grocery store. The City of Fridley, with the support of the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization, took advantage of this opportunity to divert storm pipes in the Main Street right of way that drained untreated stormwater to the Mississippi River to an underground infiltration basin and to enlarge an existing dry pond.

For more information contact:
Rachel Workin (City staff)   |   rachel.workin@fridleymn.gov   |   763-572-3594

Partners:
MnDOT; Metropolitan Council; Anoka County; MWMO

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Hastings

Date action report first entered:   04/27/2016
Date of last report update:   04/27/2016

Implementation details:
A very relevant example is our proposed extension of a grade-separated trail along Bailly Street to interconnect pre-existing segments of the Mississippi River Trail system within the City. We also have completed a number of trail projects in the last decade to better serve this segment of the traveling public as well as to interconnect park facilities and schools with neighborhoods.

For more information contact:
Nick Egger (City staff)   |   negger@hastingsmn.gov   |   651-480-2370

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Inver Grove Heights

Date action report first entered:   05/26/2017
Date of last report update:   07/05/2017
Year action initially completed:   2011
Action completed after joining GreenStep?   No

Implementation details:
The City of Inver Grove Heights received SHIP funding to complete a Trail Gaps Study (2011). This study highlighted areas that lack trail connectivity between trails and sidewalks. Since this study, the City of Inver Grove Heights has eliminated multiple gaps highlighted by the study. The study is reviewed on a regular basis by engineering and parks and recreation departments during redevelopment, development, and street reconstruction projects.

For more information contact:
Ally Hillstrom (City staff)   |   ahillstrom@invergroveheights.org   |   651-604-8511

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Isanti

Date action report first entered:   02/05/2016
Date of last report update:   02/12/2016

Implementation details:
The Cambridge-Isanti Bike Walk Trail completed in 2010 created a connection between the City of Isanti and the City of Cambridge along with Isanti Township and opened a network of other trail connection possibilities to the community.

Descriptive links: http://www.cityofisanti.us/govt/city-departments/parks-recreation-and-culture/park-and-athletic-facilities             view file

For more information contact:
Josi Wood (City staff)   |   jwood@cityofisanti.us   |   763-444-5512

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Minnetonka

Date action report first entered:   09/14/2017
Date of last report update:   09/14/2017
Year action initially completed:   2013
Action completed after joining GreenStep?   Yes

Implementation details:
In 2013, the City of Minnetonka approved Binger Crossing Second Addition Subdivision. This subdivision has a cul-de-sac end to the development, but added a trail connection from to the dead end road of the subdivision to the Minnetonka trail system. This trail system connects to various parts of the city including Civic Center Park and the Lake Minnetonka LRT Regional Trail.

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For more information contact:
Drew Ingvalson (City staff)   |   dingvalson@eminnetonka.com   |   952-939-8293

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Rochester

Date action report first entered:   06/09/2011

Implementation details:
Rochester recently remedied two street segments. The first was the addition of a bridge crossing highway 14, to allow pedestrians to safely cross the highway. The second is underpass near Kutzky Park that allows pedestrians to cross 16th street. The Douglas Trail is also a very expansive bike trail that leads from Rochester out to Douglas, MN. This trail is very popular with residents

For more information contact:
Charlie Reiter (City staff)   |   reiter.charlie@co.olmsted.mn.us   |   507-328-7136

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Sartell

Date action report first entered:   01/25/2016
Date of last report update:   01/25/2016

Implementation details:
In an effort to reduce future disconnections in the city's alternative transportation network the city amended its subdivision ordinances to require a sidewalk on at least one side of every new development (No matter the Zoning). Pinecone Central Park like many of Sartell's parks is accessible by trail. The park is also connected to the elementary, middle, and high schools through trails. The city has identified gaps in its network through its sidewalk and trail map and within various plans including the Comprehensive Plan. The city has in the past and continues to look for applicable grant funding opportunities to further remedy the existing gaps.

Descriptive links: http://www.sartellmn.com/Websites/sartellmn/images/parks_and_trails.pdf

For more information contact:
Nate Keller (City staff)   |   nate.keller@sartellmn.com   |   320-258-7316

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White Bear Lake

Date action report first entered:   03/25/2013

Implementation details:
A bike lane was added on Bel Air and County Road D that connects open space areas. A sidewalk was added on Hazel Avenue to connect schools. A trail has been added to McKnight Road to connect the trail to Lakewood Park. The City plans on expanding the trail on McKnight to go over 694, and connect the city to Maplewood trails.

For more information contact:
Connie Taillon (City staff)   |   ctaillon@whitebearlake.org   |   651-429-8564

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Big Lake

Date action report first entered:   04/04/2018
Date of last report update:   04/04/2018
Year action initially completed:   2017
Action completed after joining GreenStep?   Yes

Implementation details:
The City has a plan to increase bikeability and walkability and address any trail/sidewalk gaps. We will also be hosting a Bikeable Communities Workshop this summer.

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For more information contact:
Michael Healy (City staff)   |   mhealy@biglakemn.org   |   763-251-2977

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Brainerd

Date action report first entered:   06/16/2014
Date of last report update:   05/19/2016

Implementation details:
The Buffalo Hills Trail completion in 2013 has created a network of connected local and state trail in the community by linking the Spur Line Trail to Kiwanis Park. In May of 2016, the City of Brainerd completed a draft form of the Non-Motorized Transportation Plan which seeks to increase "walkability/bikability" by constructing new sidewalks and multi-use trail systems.

Outcome measures/metrics:
A Buffalo Hills/Cuyuna Lakes Sate Trail loop now exists that provides a 5 mile multiuse opportunity in the city.

For more information contact:
Mark Ostgarden (City staff)   |   mostgarden@ci.brainerd.mn.us   |   218-828-2310

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Burnsville

Date action report first entered:   05/06/2013

Implementation details:
Burnsville has filled in many gaps along MN Highway 13 to allow for contiguous walking and biking on a separate trail. This trail connects to off-road trails through River Hills Park and into trails in Eagan (as seen on the attached map). Burnsville has secured a grant to build a section of the Black Dog Regional Trail between 35W and Cedar where there was a large gap.

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For more information contact:
Sue Bast (City staff)   |   basts@ci.burnsville.mn.us   |   952-895-4524

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Crystal

Date action report first entered:   01/03/2015
Date of last report update:   01/03/2015

Implementation details:
Crystal has implemented a street reconstruction program for all local streets. As streets are reconstructed, sidewalks are constructed to connect existing sidewalks and to create safe pedestrian access to parks, schools and other facilities.

For more information contact:
Anne Norris (City staff)   |   Anne.Norris@crystalmn.gov   |   763-531-1140

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Eagan

Date action report first entered:   01/11/2011

Implementation details:
In the summer of 2010, the City identified a trail gap on Gold Trailm and installed a new trail to connect Woodhaven Park to the Cedar Grove (redevelopment) area. The City also constructed Northwood Overpass (including a new trail) in 2009, which provides connectivity over 35-E and is part of the City's ring road concept, providing a new trail and connectivity to Eagan residents.

For more information contact:
Tim Plath (City staff)   |   tplath@cityofeagan.com   |   651/675-5643

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Elk River

Date action report first entered:   11/24/2010

Implementation details:
The City is currently working on the Eastern Area Trail and Mobility Improvement project. The City is adding trail segments to complete missing gaps and adding pedestrian facilities to better serve the commuter rail station, this will increase residential connectivity to the Northstar Rail.

For more information contact:
Amanda Bednar (City staff)   |   ABednar@ElkRiverMN.gov   |   763-635-1068

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Elko New Market

Date action report first entered:   01/04/2016
Date of last report update:   01/15/2016

Implementation details:
There are no gaps in the City's paved trail system at this time. This system connects cycling and pedestrian trails throughout the city and the Park Plan dictates that these connections continue to be made as trails are developed around area parks and lakes and as general property development occurs.

Descriptive links: http://www.nacplanning.com/Elko%20New%20Market%20Park%20Plan.pdf

For more information contact:
Mark Nagel (City staff)   |   mnagel@ci.enm.mn.us   |   952-461-2777

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Fergus Falls

Date action report first entered:   01/14/2016
Date of last report update:   01/14/2016

Implementation details:
One of our city council members has been working with representatives of the North Country Trail to facilitate better walking and bicycling paths throughout the city.

For more information contact:
Len Taylor (City staff)   |   len.taylor@ci.fergus-falls.mn.us   |   218-332-5418

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La Prairie

Date action report first entered:   01/04/2013
Date of last report update:   01/08/2016

Implementation details:
Widen a city street (Pleasant Avenue) to accomodate increased pedestian and bicycle as an approach to the construction of our new connection trail to Grand Rapids and to eventually make a connection to the redesigned and rebuilt CSAH road which will have a pedestrian corridor. In 2013, the city obtained funding to add a trail along Fraser Street that will increase trail connections. The result will be that loop will be completed that will increase the connectivity to the college and to the Mesabi trail. Remedied a street –trail gap by constructing an 11 ft trail, that is one mile long to accommodate pedestrian and bike traffic. The trail was constructed to provide connectivity to the larger Mesabi Trail system. 1/8/2016

Outcome measures/metrics:
Greensteps Committee made the recommendation to city council and on March 19 voted to include this project in the RFP's for the trail construction. This project has been completed and provides a safe walking,biking area alongside Pleasant Avenue to accommodate transportation to a trail connection. The Laprairie Ave trail will connect to the Pleasant ave trail which connects to the City of Grand Rapida, the college and the Mesabi Trail. The design work is complete and construction will occur in 2015.

For more information contact:
Lynn O'Brien (Elected official)   |   laprcity@paulbunyan.net   |   218-326-8898

Partners:
City of Grand Rapids, Itasca County, Mesabi Trail

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Mankato

Date action report first entered:   12/10/2010

Implementation details:
The City uses an adopted Sidewalk and Trail Plan Map to identify and plan for an interconnected system to better facilitate walking and biking options for residents and visitors.

Descriptive links: http://www.mankato-mn.gov/upload/contents/248/trails2003.pdf

For more information contact:
Molly Westman (City staff)   |   mwestman@mankatomn.gov   |   507-387-8571

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Maple Grove

Date action report first entered:   03/12/2015
Date of last report update:   03/12/2015

Implementation details:
The new Central Park of Maple Grove is scheduled to open the summer of 2015. The park will offer a network of trails which will connect the park to the greater community and walks that provide excellent walking and biking opportunities as well as easy access from the surrounding residential neighborhoods. The Central Park is located just east of the Town Green and Library and north of the Arbor Lake Shopping area. The first phase of this park will include trails, a multi season park building, open lawn and some year round recreation opportunities.

Descriptive links: http://www.maplegrovemn.gov/parks-and-recreation/central-park-maple-grove/             view file

For more information contact:
Peter Vickerman (City staff)   |   PVickerman@maplegrovemn.gov   |   763-494-6046

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Maplewood

Date action report first entered:   03/22/2011
Date of last report update:   05/01/2015

Implementation details:
The City has identified and remedied a street-trail gap between Hazelwood Street and Bruce Vento trail that runs along the south side of Highway 36. The City of Maplewood did complete the Lakeview trail on the north side of the City. Maplewood also made connections to the City of Oakdale, through Joy Park and to the west beyond, extending past the Maplewood Mall and onto the existing Bruce Vento Trail. This will also extend into the City of White Bear Lake. The Gateway Trail also connects the city of Maplewood to the Metro area with many access points near schools as well as public parking available near trail entrances.

Outcome measures/metrics:
Identifying and remedying a street-trail gap between Hazelwood Street and Bruce Vento trail allows for better facilitation of biking and walking.

For more information contact:
Steve Love (City staff)   |   steve.love@maplewoodmn.gov   |   651-249-2404

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New Brighton

Date action report first entered:   08/01/2017
Date of last report update:   08/01/2017
Year action initially completed:   2008
Action completed after joining GreenStep?   No

Implementation details:
Hansen Park offers a network of bituminous trails which connect the park to the surrounding neighborhood areas and bicycle-friendly roads. For bicycle commuters who come from further north, Long Lake Road has a dedicated bike lane and links the south border of Mounds View to Pike Lake Trail Park and Long Lake Regional Park. The Rice Creek North Regional Trail is a bituminous path located in northeast New Brighton links to Irondale High School and Edgewood Middle School. New Brighton also addresses the need for more bicycle pathways that remedy gaps within the city system in the 2008 Parks and Recreation Strategy Plan. The city is working to increase connected pathways with surrounding communities and the regional trail network. The 2018 Comprehensive Plan will include possible future trails and connections.

Descriptive links: http://www.newbrightonmn.gov//wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Trails-Map.pdf

For more information contact:
Craig Schlichting (City staff)   |   craig.schlichting@newbrightonmn.gov   |   651-638-2056

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New Hope

Date action report first entered:   04/01/2015
Date of last report update:   12/03/2018
Year action initially completed:   2017
Action completed after joining GreenStep?   Yes

Implementation details:
The city has worked with the Three Rivers Park District to remedy street-trail gaps. Proposed connections include reconnecting the Bassett Creek Regional Trail with the east/west linear trail corridor at the 36th/Winnetka Avenues intersection (pg 9). Should the opportunity arise, a future regional trail alignment along 36th Avenue between Boone Avenue and Winnetka Avenue may be considered. In 2003, a 10-foot bituminous trail on the south side of 36th Avenue was constructed between Hwy 169 and Boone Ave. A new ten-foot-wide bituminous trail will replace an existing aggregate path at the western portion of Northwood Park. As the regional trail rejoins 36th Ave at Winnetka Ave, an existing five-foot sidewalk will be replaced with a bituminous trail. In 2017, the city partnered with MnDOT and Alta Planning + Design to develop Safe Routes to School (SRTS) plans for the three elementary schools in New Hope. The SRTS plans include an assessment of existing infrastructure and non-infrastructure barriers and opportunities for each participating school site. Planning is completed in close coordination with school-based teams to support a clear path to implementation. For each school, detailed action plans for specific short- and long-term infrastructure and non-infrastructure projects that support the overall vision of enabling more students to access their schools and communities on foot or bicycle were developed.

Descriptive links: https://www.ci.new-hope.mn.us/city_hall/community_development/policies_plans

For more information contact:
Jeff Alger (City staff)   |   jalger@ci.new-hope.mn.us   |   763-531-5119

Partners:
Three Rivers Park District; MnDOT

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Red Wing

Date action report first entered:   01/30/2013

Implementation details:
Currrently (Summer of 2012) we are constructing a sidewalk connection from the Historic Pottery District to the new Transit Hub being built right off of Highway 61.

For more information contact:
Paul Drotos (City staff)   |   paul.drotos@ci.red-wing.mn.us   |   651-410-6744

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Saint Anthony

Date action report first entered:   05/05/2011

Implementation details:
The City of St. Anthony has recently connected to the Northeast Diagonal Regional Trail. The City is also working on improving connectablity to Silverwood Regional Park. The City has developed an Adopt-a-Bench program that allows residents to place park benches along sidewalks improving pedestrian accomidations.

For more information contact:
Jay Hartman (City staff)   |   jay.hartman@ci.saint-anthony.mn.us   |   612-782-3314

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Shoreview

Date action report first entered:   05/04/2014

Implementation details:
In 2014 the City will install an 8’ wide bituminous bike trail along the east side of Lexington Avenue from Royal Oaks Drive to Hamline Avenue. Correcting this gap in our trail network will allow residents to access the Ramsey County Rice Creek Park/Regional Trail area to the west, and students in the adjoining neighborhoods safer access to Turtle Lake Elementary School to the south. Without this project, students or trail users have to cross Lexington Avenue without a designated streetlight. (As you can see in the image - only striped crosswalks are available on a curved road with traffic moving approximately 35-50pmh.) With an additional subdivision of 25 new homes along this trail, the City recognizes the importance of connecting new streets to our trail system.

Outcome measures/metrics:
Offering an additional trail connects neighborhoods to open spaces, schools, additional trail networks, and lessens the need for pedestrians cross at uncontrolled intersections.

Descriptive links: Lexington Avenue trail construction             view file

For more information contact:
Ellen Brenna (City staff)   |   ebrenna@shoreviewmn.gov   |   651-490-4665

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Moorhead pending

Date action report first entered:   11/21/2018
Date of last report update:   11/26/2018
Year action initially completed:   2018
Action completed after joining GreenStep?   Yes

Implementation details:
In 2016, FM Metro Council of Governments created a Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan. This plan (attached as a descriptive file) is a sub-element of the Long Range Transportation Plan and is updated every 5 years. The purpose of the plan is to identify current issues and needs as they relate to bicycling and pedestrian movements in the area; develop goals, objectives, and recommendations to enhance bicycle and pedestrian accommodations and safety for all types of users regardless of age, gender, race, social status, or mobility needs. On table 4.3 in the plan, they identified gaps in the network of bike and pedestrian transportation. In table 6.3, they have short-term and long-term plans to connect trails using bike lanes, shared use paths, sharrows, signed roadways, bridges, and underpasses. Currently, they have replaced an existing bridge with a new automated lift bridge going from Oak Grove to Memorial Park which has an exclusive bike and pedestrian use. The bridge will connect bicycle and pedestrian traffic between Fargo and Moorhead Downtown areas.

Outcome measures/metrics:
Evaluation of the plan’s success will be measured through manual and automated bicycle and pedestrian counts as well as maintenance of pedestrian and bicycle crash data, results of which will be updated every five years.

Descriptive links: http://fmmetrocog.org/committees/bicycle-pedestrian-committee             view file

For more information contact:
Dan Mahli (City staff)   |   dan.mahli@cityofmoorhead.com   |   218-299-5314

Partners:
Fargo-Moorhead Metropolitan Council of Governments; Metropolitan Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee

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greenstep advisor
David Larson, Landscape Architect, Office of Environmental Stewardship, MN Dept. of Transportation: 651/366-4637, david.larson@state.mn.us, http://www.dot.state.mn.us/planning/completestreets