18
Jul

Walking Workshop – Michigan Street Protected Bike Lane Demonstration

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm  |  Duluth Public Library - Green Room

Note, there are two sessions, one at 1:30 pm and another at 4:00 pm.  

Bring your Questions

Would you like learn more about this project, or about protected bike lanes in general?

If so, we invite and encourage you to attend an interactive workshop, facilitated by Toole Design Group (TDG) from St. Paul, MN.

Each 90-minute session will include:

  • Presentation on separated bikeways design guidance. best practices and the economic, safety, and health benefits of protected bikeways (20 minutes, including introductions)
  • Guided walk along the 3-block installation of the protected bike lane on Michigan Street, including stops at key locations to discuss design features (60 minutes)
  • Session wrap up (10 minutes)

The workshop be primarily focused on bikeways in cold weather climates and the Minnesota context, and will highlight the importance of design details in these conditions and provide examples of best practices in long-term installations.  It will also address concerns such as business impacts, parking, conflicts with truck loading zones, and maintenance, and will highlight ways to address or mitigate impacts of particular interest to the workshop participants.

RSVP Required

Space is limited in order to facilitate an interactive session, with plenty of time for questions and answers.  Please email rwatson@ardc.org or call (218) 529-7511 to reserve a spot. 

About the Workshop Facilitators

The workshop will be led by Cindy Zerger, AICP, and KC Atkins, P.E., who bring expertise about protected bike lanes from an urban design, planning, and engineering perspective.  KC and Cindy led the design of the newly-installed protected bike lane on Jackson Street in Saint Paul (the Capital City Bikeway).  The TDG firm has completed, or are in the process of completing, separated bikeway design guides for the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, the City of Seattle, the City of Boston, and Minnesota DOT.  TDG also led the update of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Bike Guide which now includes provision of significant guidance for separated bike lanes.