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Downtown Bikeways Meeting Feb. 3

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FYI: this evening at City Hall (411 W. 1st St.) there will be a public meeting on downtown Duluth’s bikeways. If you’re interested in multimodal transportation and its place in Duluth’s future, don’t miss it! The meeting starts at 5, and there will be a presentation at 5:30. More details here.

It’s official: we have a trail!

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In his speech at the official Cross City Trail opening event today in front of Park State Bank, Mayor Ness noted that the trail will take users from the lakefront to a busy business district to the woods–all different experiences, and all part of what Duluth has to offer. Maybe they won’t be putting West Superior Street on the postcards any time soon, but that doesn’t mean our stretch isn’t worth celebrating.

Here comes the trail!

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It’s looking increasingly like a trail over here on W. Superior Street–the asphalt for the multi-use Cross City Trail is going down today! Fans of heavy machinery (that is, preschoolers of the neighborhood), take note.

 

 

 

 

 

Yeah, we met on the street!

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Turns out that if you let the community transform a space, they’ll do it with gusto! Over 1,000 people came out to Lincoln Park Meet on the Street yesterday, Sunday July 13.  For a few hours, 3rd St. between 24th and 27th Avenues West was a new community center–a space where you could get to know your neighbors, play some games, enjoy storytime under the trees, cover the asphalt with chalk art, meet Laverne the Lake Superior Zoo chinchilla and her creepy-crawly buddies, and much more.

Did you go to Meet on the Street? Share your story here. Tell us what you liked or didn’t like–and stay tuned for next year! Can we make it 1500? Or even more?

 

 

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The party’s just getting started at 2:15, but already the neighborhood is taking to the streets.

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Bike party! A cluster of bikes gathers around the UMD Office of Sustainability’s Fender Blender, a human-powered smoothie maker on loan to Ecolibrium3 for the event.

Lincoln Park Meet on the Street

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It’s the final countdown! The Lincoln Park Meet on the Street event will be taking place this coming Sunday afternoon, July 13, from 2 pm to 6 pm, rain or shine. This is a chance for some fun activities and community building in a space that’s usually dominated by cars–Third Street between 24th and 27th Avenues West.  This event, sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield’s Center for Prevention and other local sponsors, is totally free and open to the public.

What would you do if you could play in the street? Would you throw a Frisbee, have a picnic, do cartwheels up and down the street, or draw on the asphalt with chalk? Would you break out your bike or your yoga mat? Would you play pickup basketball or crochet a lamppost cozy or simply take a nap in the sun? You’re only limited by your imagination! (Disclaimer: Also by local, state, and federal laws, of course.) This is an event designed to help us all rethink the way we look at public space.

There will be free food (thank you, Duluth Grill!) and plenty of activities, so come on out!

Lincoln Park Survey!

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Your voice is needed as the Small Area Plan/Health Impact Assessment process comes to Lincoln Park! Click here to take the survey and weigh in. What are your priorities for this neighborhood? Should we be focusing on having more affordable housing, better access to public transportation, better air quality, or something else? What are some of the health-related issues you’re worried about–is it harder to get to the doctor or to find good food around here?

Upcoming construction on 24th Ave. W

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Closures are upcoming from June 30 to around July 9 on 24th Ave. West between 1st and 3rd St. and 4th and 6th St. Be aware and plan your routes accordingly! For more information, click here to download the City’s full press release. (PDF format.)

Spotted on West Superior

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It’s a little loud outside Our Lincoln Park HQ right now, but at least it’s for a good cause. We’ll all be seeing more traffic cones and hearing more heavy equipment digging up the street for a little while, because the Lincoln Park phase of the Cross City Trail is underway. This shot is from the afternoon of May 7, on W. Superior between 22nd and 23rd Avenue West. Watch this space for further developments!