Disclaimer, I work for the City of Edina, and made these charts for a presentation to the Edina Transportation Commission.
The following chart shows data from 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2014, from 4-6 PM. The counts were in the northern half of Edina. It’s interesting to note how both walking and biking have their dips, but together they’ve been increasing as a form of transportation.
You can see the whole presentation here, close to the 30 minute mark. OR you can stay tuned for more future Charts of the Day!
Help the hillbilly, out-stater here, was Edina the city throwing a fit about having to add sidewalks?
I recall a story about some Edina residents who were unhappy about city plans to add sidewalks. So I think the answer to your question is, “yes.”
hey, Edina are people too
The Star Tribune went to a meeting where residents opposed the changes to their city. However, at other meetings, in comment cards, and over the internet, responses were extremely positive, and supportive of the plan.
Knowing many progressive-minded Edinans, I can vouch for this. As is often the case elsewhere, Edina often falls victim to the will of a loud, regressive minority of citizens (*cough* 7200 France).
I think the majority do support more and higher-quality sidewalks, especially on established busy streets.
People are found walking at Interlachan and Blake? Seriously brave people, even the cyclists through there are brave souls.
It was the least of the locations for a count by a wide margin, stay tuned for tomorrow! That chart will show the difference!
Ah, I fondly remember the days back in 2006-2007 when I helped work on Edina’s first Bicycle Transportation Plan. It was a good time.
It will be interesting to see what impact the development of the Nine Mile Creek Regional Trail will have on the broader community levels. One would hope that the addition of infrastructure might have an impact to the greater community and not just the immediate vicinity.