Please note the following timeline reflects only highlights, for more detail, you may download an expanded timeline.
March 2012: Open house to share the draft design plan with the community, presentation to Macalester Groveland Transportation Committee, and proposed design approved unanimously with amendments by Transportation Committee and Planning Commission.
Three meetings to discuss potential traffic calming treatments and online survey to gather input.
September and October 2011:
Identical informational public meetings to share progress to-date and next steps.
August 2011: Project status update
at Transportation Committee
. Following this meeting, staff began working with community members to develop a public process for Fall 2011 to revisit design possibilities on the western portion of the project.
Public meeting at Macalester Groveland Community Council to gather further input on proposed pedestrian refuge at Cleveland and Jefferson.
Informational meeting to review results of test refuge at Macalester Groveland Community Council.
August - October 2010:
Pedestrian refuge test at Cleveland Avenue and Jefferson Avenue.
Public hearing at City Council on design elements of project. Project was approved, 6-1.
April 2009: Public process initiated with meeting at Macalester Groveland Transportation Committee. In the following year, there were many community discussions of the project, detailed in the project history.
Funding allocated by Bike Walk Twin Cities
, a program of Transit for Livable Communities
, which was designated by the United States Congress to administer the Minneapolis-area location of the federal nonmotorized transportation pilot program
authorized by the last large transportation law, SAFETEA-LU
Macalester Groveland Community Council and West Seventh/Fort Road Federation issued letters of support for the Jefferson Avenue project.
City staff considered re-applying for Jefferson Avenue.
Highland District Council voted to discontinue to project on Highland Parkway.
City applied for funding for complimentary bike boulevards on Highland Parkway and Jefferson Avenue. Only Highland Parkway was awarded funding at the time.