Lincoln Parkway Traffic Analysis

Overview

The Lincoln Parkway Traffic Analysis is intended to understand the effectiveness of the short-term improvement measures completed in 2021, develop future options and recommendations for Lincoln Parkway to increase multimodal connections and safety, and determine multimodal network improvements for safe routes to school.

Location

  • Lincoln Parkway from Greenvale Avenue to Dresden Avenue
  • Spring Street from Greenvale Avenue to Lincoln Parkway
  • Dresden Avenue from Lincoln Parkway to Fremouw Avenue

Lincoln Parkway study area map

Dresden Avenue temporary bike demonstration

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Temporary bike lanes were put up on Dresden Avenue. The temporary bike demonstration was provided by a grant from the State Health Improvement Partnership (SHIP) to improve safe biking to reach Greenvale Park Elementary School and Northfield's Community Education Center.

The temporary lanes were up August through October. City staff and volunteers collected feedback onsite when school was back in session in September.

Goals

  • Establish a plan to provide safe and efficient transportation system for all roadway users, understanding the unique transportation characteristics near Greenvale Park Elementary School
  • Identify ways to provide safer and more comfortable walking and biking routes in the area
  • Support community planning and development goals
  • Recommend improvements to address traffic-related issues associated with school pick-up and drop-off activities

Timeline

Dates are subject to change.

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Community engagement opportunities

In addition to these opportunities, all City Council, boards, commission and committee meetings are open to the public. Most, but not all meetings, may have an opportunity for public comment.

Feedback from these community engagement opportunities are incorporated into the design where able and incorporated in the summary reports presented to City Council.

November 30, 2023 — Open house #2

This meeting will share the preferred concepts. Materials and plans presented will incorporate feedback from previous community engagements and city meetings where able. You can stop by any time throughout the event to share their input.

2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Emmaus Baptist Church, 712 Linden Street North, Northfield, MN 55057

View the Open House Boards (PDF)

September 14, 2023 — Onsite survey

7:30 to 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Tabling along Dresden Avenue bike demonstration; community members can fill out survey

September 12, 2023 — Onsite survey

7:30 to 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Tabling along Dresden Avenue bike demonstration; community members can fill out survey

July 20, 2023 — Open house #1

5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Emmaus Baptist Church, 712 Linden Street North, Northfield, MN 55057