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Bike lanes painted on the east side; car parking restricted to one side

Union St at 5th, facing north Union St at 4th, facing south 4th St. near Union, facing west 4th St. near Nevada, facing west
Bike lanes have been painted on the new pavement on both sides of Union St. between 4th and 5th and on both sides of 4th St. between Union and Nevada. 

5th St. near Union, facing west 5th St. at Washington, facing west 
The segment on 5th between Union and Washington (paved last year) does not yet have lanes.  5th St’s bike lanes extend to Water St. where they connect to the Riverside Park trail extension that was installed last year… and which connects to the Mill Towns Trail via the Peggy Prowe Pedestrian Bridge.

Are there other places in Northfield with bike lanes in which car parking has been restricted to only one side of the street?

Photo album: Riverside Trail dedication

The new trail segment connecting downtown Northfield to the Mill Towns Trail through Riverside Park was dedicated to Maggie Lee this morning.

Rob Hardy has a good write-up of the ceremony with a slideshow of his dozen photos in a Northfield.org blog post. Corey Butler has an album of 18 photos on the Northfield News site.

See my album of 36 photos, the large slideshow, or this small slideshow:

Riverside Trail Extension complete; dedication set for July 10

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Paving and landscaping on the Riverside Trail Extension between 5th St. and Riverside Park was completed this week.

Sean Simonson, City of Northfield’s Engineering Tech Coordinator, wrote in last week’s Friday Memo that the “trail dedication ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, July 10th.”

The Riverside Trail Extension connects downtown with the Peggy Prowe Pedestrian Bridge over the Cannon River at Hwy 3 and then on to the Mill Towns Trail.

The $245,000 to construct the trail came from the City’s Master Development District Fund.

Update 7/12: I’ve added these two photos taken on 6/27 that show the signs urging people to walk their bikes around the corner.

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Tree removal happening soon on MTT connection through Riverside Park?

Trees at Riverside Park and 5th St. Bridge Trees at Riverside Park and 5th St. Bridge  Trees at Riverside Park and 5th St. Bridge  
The routing of the new trail ($245,000 from the City’s Master Development District Fund) from the Mill Towns Trail bridge through Riverside Park will evidently necessitate the removal of (some? all?) the trees along the river adjacent to the 5th St. bridge. Among the larger trees there are three Norway (red) pines, an ash, a Chinese elm, and a diseased American elm.

More transparency needed on the $1 million for Mill Towns Trail’s Northfield segment

IMG_0243 When I saw in last week’s Nfld News (River trail, bridge are on course) that $240,000 is being allocated for the 600 feet from the new Mill Towns Trail (MTT) bridge through Riverside Park to 5th St. and Water St., I wondered where that money is coming from. And as I dug a bit, I discovered that it’s also not easy to figure out where the money came from to pay for the $820,000 for the bridge.

Help is needed! (continued)

Continue reading More transparency needed on the $1 million for Mill Towns Trail’s Northfield segment