Join the online discussion of Woodley St. reconstruction issues: sidewalks, bike lanes, parking, trees

Woodley screenshot 1 featured Bike lane one side

Shared lane for biking and parking Sidewalk around tree

The 2016 Woodley St. Reconstruction Project blog site has four posts for hosting discussions about 4 issues related to the project:

Alternately, you can add your comments via the 4 posts to the Locally Grown Northfield Facebook page:

LoGro Facebook



Video: A bicycle locked to a parking sign in downtown Northfield gets forcibly removed

See the discussion thread attached to this Facebook post (viewable by anyone).

Upate, Noon: I contacted Northfield City Hall and got a prompt reply from City Administrator Nick Haggenmiller who wrote:

“I’m told our CSO [Community Service Officer] responded to a complaint noting the bike had been located there all winter. About a week ago, he put a sign on requesting the bike to be moved within 48 hours. Today as you well documented the bike was removed and is being held at the police station if/when its owner steps forward to claim it.”

Update 4pm: MPR’s NewsCut blog featured the video.

The 2016 Woodley St. Reconstruction Project needs your input: online survey deadline is May 13

The 2016 Woodley St. Reconstruction Project blog site has launched. Yes, I’m a contractor to the City of Northfield for the online citizen engagement component so no opinions from me will be forthcoming.

But online citizen engagement  has long been part of the mission of LoGro so I’ve got no qualms about urging y’all to participate.

There have been two community/neighborhood meetings thus far, with more scheduled in the next few weeks. I’ve posted meeting photos with the Powerpoint presentations on the blog.

The City’s Public Works Department has created the Woodley St. project questionnaire that’s open now through May 13. They’re seeking comments from all Northfield residents, in particular regarding:

  • Sidewalks (1 side or both sides)
  • Bike Lanes (1 side or both sides)
  • Parking (1 side or both sides)
  • Tree Removal

Consider it!

Woodley St. Project Questionnaire Online

Rotary’s cogwheel logo has nothing to do with bicycling. However…

Rotary International and the Northfield Rotary Club‘s logo is a cogwheel (some background info here.) Northfield area bikers like me see more in it than that, especially when I ride across the Peggy Prowe Pedestrian Bridge to the Sechler Park Mountain Bike Trail, opened recently by CROCT (Cannon River Offroad Cycling & Trails) where I’m a board member. Thank you, Northfield Rotary, for all you do for bicycling in the area.

Rotary Cogwheel, Peggy Prowe Pedestrian Bridge, Northfield Rotary Cogwheel, Peggy Prowe Pedestrian Bridge, Northfield

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