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Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Traffic Calming Event

Congratulations to the Longfellow Community Council and Seward Neighborhood Group on an enormously successful Share the Road event last Friday.

To see pictures of the community in action, go here, here, and here. There's also a description of and discussion about the event on the Star Tribune's "Road Guy" blog.

Thanks to everyone who participated, especially LCC staff Jessica Hayssen, SNG staff Bernie Weibel, and Second Ward Cooper neighborhood resident activist Gary Hendlin. Thanks also to Bob Works from MNDOT's Share the Road program, County Commissioner Peter McLaughlin, my colleague Council Member Gary Schiff, Park Commissioner Scott Vreeland, the Hub Bike Coop for the great bike-powered smoothies and the Greenway Coalition.

It was a great event, and I believe we raised the consciousness of a large number of drivers, who will hopefully now think twice before speeding, failing to stop at crosswalks and cutting of bicyclists. Good work, everyone!

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