Check the County Road 48 – Minnehaha Avenue project website for latest updates on Minnehaha Avenue reconstruction. Included on the website are concept-level preliminary design layouts for the road, including an on-road buffered bike lane concept and two-way cycle track concept.
Check out the latest Project Newsletter for the Minnehaha-Hiawatha Community Works project. Featured projects include the Hiawatha Ave Pedestrian/Bike Intersection Improvements project, Hiawatha CARE Project, and historic interpretation work.
Throughout 2012, the CARE project team talked to hundreds of community members in East Phillips and Longfellow about the risks they face. Each person rated 20 issues on the impact those issues had on environment and health in the community.
Five issues stood out as high priorities:
- air pollution and vehicle emissions
- clean water
- economic instability
- nutrition and obesity
In addition, health disparities and environmental sustainability rated highly as guiding principles for this work.
Throughout the spring, the CARE project team will be working with community members to figure out what we can do together to reduce the impacts of these risks. The team will look at existing resources and explore other approaches to deal with these risks.
Here’s your chance to get involved! If you are interested in working with us and other community members on one of these issues, contact us at email@example.com.
CARE Project Update Flyer – February 2013
The city of Minneapolis has completed its signal timing improvements to make Hiawatha Avenue and its cross streets function more efficiently. This Minneapolis-led effort was developed with partners from several agencies, including the Federal Highway Administration, Metro Transit, the Minnesota Department of Transportation, and Hennepin County.
The city is holding a celebration to mark the improvements:
Where: Cardinal Tavern / 2920 East 38th Street
When: January 23 (Wed) / 5:30 to 7:00 pm
You can also learn about local businesses and get more information about the Hiawatha Pedestrian Crossings Improvements project!
Over the past year, we’ve talked to 100’s of people in East Phillips and Longfellow about environmental and health risks in their communities.
People talked about the air they breathe, the water they drink, and the food they eat. They mentioned household concerns – including lead, mold, pests, and toxics — as well as global concerns related to environmental sustainability and the economic crisis. Others focused on health issues such as asthma, obesity, and access to health care. Overall, 20 priority issues were identified by community members.
Now, we need your help to decide which of these issues have the biggest impact on the health and environment in your community. Click on survey to let us know what you think. Your answers are important because they will help decide the focus of the CARE project in the next few years.
Join us for an update on planning efforts to enhance pedestrian and bicycle crossings of Hiawatha Avenue. Learn more about proposed improvements at 28th, 32nd, 35th, 38th, 42nd, and 46th streets and Hiawatha Avenue.
Thursday, September 20 / 6:00 pm*
CNO – Land Use & Transportation/Housing committee
Corcoran Neighborhood Organization office
3451 Cedar Ave South
Thursday, October 4 / 6:30 pm*
SENA – Business, Development & Transportation committee
Standish-Ericsson Neighborhood Assoc. offices
1830 East 42nd Street
Tuesday, October 30 / 6:30 pm*
Longfellow Community Council – Environment & Transportation committee
Hiawatha School Park Recreation Center
4305 East 42nd Street
* time is approximate depending on other agenda items.