Lake St & Excelsior Blvd

Transportation and Related Issues

A map/list has been prepared to summarize the suggested capital improvements that have been identified through the Capstone projects and the work of others.

For an overview of problems and potential solutions, watch this video summarizing 5 student projects done 2011-12:

[Funding for video provided by Cedar-Isles-Dean Neighborhood Association and West Calhoun Neighborhood Council is gratefully acknowledged.]

For further details, below are links to the project reports and presentations:

Spring 2011 Traffic Assessment with Recommendations:
-Report
-Presentation Pages
-Narrated PowerPoint Video (with excellent time-lapse & other visuals)

Fall 2011 Y-Intersection Elimination Conceptual Design and Cost Estimate:
-Report
-Presentation Pages

Fall 2011 Pedestrian/Bicycle Bridge Conceptual Design and Cost Estimate:
-Report
-Presentation Pages

Fall 2012 North-South Connector Street Exploration and Throughway Traffic Modeling:
-Report
-Presentation Pages

Fall 2012 Structured Parking Facility Conceptual Evaluation:
-Report
-Presentation Pages

 

Background

This community is in Minneapolis, MN, on the northwest side of Lake Calhoun, around the intersection W. Lake St. & Excelsior Blvd.  (Click here for brief community description.)

In December 2010 a diverse group of stakeholders in the area came together to discuss issues related to traffic and the pedestrian/bicycle environment.  They submitted joint comments on the Southwest Light Rail Transit Minneapolis Station Area Strategic Planning Project document.

Motivated to be proactive, they did not want to wait several years to start seeing transportation improvements in their community. This prompted one of the leaders of the group, Jeff Peltola (PWPG founder), to craft a project for the University of Minnesota Civil Engineering Spring 2011 Senior Capstone course. (The rest is history.  :)  )  That four-person team’s work led to two more projects done by a pair of teams in the Fall of 2011, and another two projects in the Fall of 2012.

 

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