Tag Archives: 3rd avenue

Sunday Summary – April 17, 2016

It’s been a very light week here at streets.mn; perhaps our writers were playing outside during this first very warm, very Springy week or staying inside doing their taxes while looking longingly at the sunshine.  After catching up on streets.mn posts, you can celebrate the 100th birthday of our National Park system during National Park Week at […]

The Traffic Engineering Case for Three Lanes on 3rd Avenue

There has been a lot of discussion about the number of travel lanes needed on 3rd Avenue South lately (click here, or here). The Transportation and Public Works committee was presented with a four-lane design for the section south of 8th Street last week, and sent the matter on to City Council with “no recommendation.” […]

Sunday Summary – April 10, 2016

Today is audacious and noteworthy engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s birthday (born on this date in 1806). Among other accomplishments, Brunel was Resident Engineer on the Thames Tunnel (called the 8th Wonder of the World at the time) at Rotherhithe. After narrowly escaping death when the tunnel roof collapsed, flooding the tunnel, Brunel later hosted a lavish banquet […]

Minneapolis Should Use the Three-Lane Layout for 3rd Avenue

In the conversations leading up to the City Council vote today on the 3rd Ave S redesign, it seems we’ve gotten focused on the wrong questions. The most important question isn’t “will the downtown businesses agree to replace greening by a large enough percentage?” It also isn’t “but how do downtown business owners feel about this?” The […]

Don’t Let 12.8 Seconds Delay Third Avenue Improvements

Minneapolis has the opportunity to transform Third Avenue downtown into a landmark street. The proposed redesign would offer environmental and aesthetic benefits through adding 10 percent more green space in the form of landscaped medians and planters, improve safety for all users by removing a lane of traffic and feature the first planter-protected bike lane […]