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A-Line rapid bus service starts Saturday

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By robb, June 10, 2016 7:57 am

Metro Transit’s new A Line rapid bus line kicks off its service on Saturday morning with grand opening events and free rides!

The A Line will travel on city streets, but include a variety of design changes to make the service faster and more efficient than regular bus service:

  • Payment: At stations instead of on the bus
  • Bus: Wider doors and aisles so more people can get on and off easily
  • Amenities: Free Wi-Fi
  • Service Frequency: 10 minutes most of the day (schedule)
  • Stop Frequency: about every 1/2 mile – so you’ll be moving more of the time
  • Stations: will have ticket machines, a Go-To Card reader, enhanced maps and real-time departure signs
  • Security: cameras, emergency phones, and improved lighting

The A Line will connect with the METRO Blue Line at 46th Street Station and the METRO Green Line at Snelling & University Station and other destinations, including Rosedale, HarMar, the State Fairgrounds, Hamline University, Macalester College, and Highland Village.

A Line Bus Route

CenterPoint Energy begins work north of 32nd Street

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By robb, May 11, 2016 2:36 pm

CenterPoint Energy is about to begin an upgrade of natural gas pipeline under Minnehaha Avenue and 26th Avenue from 32nd Street north to 22nd Street. Construction is expected to start the week of May 23rd and take three months. The work is being coordinated with the County’s reconstruction of Minnehaha Avenue. Click the CenterPoint project website for more information.

Center Point Energy construction area map

Park Board posts preferred park concepts online

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By robb, February 29, 2016 11:33 am

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board has completed “preferred park concepts” for parks in the south service area.  These concepts are available for review on the MPRB web site:

East sector:  Brackett, Hiawatha School, Longfellow, Matthews, Adams Triangle, Normanna Triangle, and Seven Oaks Oval

Central sector: Central, Corcoran, Phelps, Powderhorn, Sibley

Adams Triangle has been identified in the Minnehaha-Hiawatha Community Works investment framework as a unique opportunity to create a public space and community amenity along Minnehaha Avenue.  The MPRB with community support have developed a park concept that integrates sustainability, community orchards, stormwater management, and public space improvements.

Adams Triangle concept

Adams Triangle proposed facilities

Share your thoughts on new Minneapolis park plans for area parks

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By robb, December 10, 2015 2:50 pm

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board is in the process of creating new park plans for the South Service Area – which includes all neighborhood parks south of downtown and east of I-35W. The purpose of the plans are to show what the parks will look like in the future and help the Park Board plan to for resources they have and align what’s in the parks with what people really want there.

They will be holding an Open House on December 15, 2015 from 6 to 8 pm at Longfellow Recreation Center to get your thoughts on the plans. The meeting will focus on Adams Triangle, Brackett Field, Hiawatha School Park, Longfellow Park, Matthews Park, Normanna Triangle, and Seven Oaks Oval — although comments on all parks will be taken. Check the project web page for more information.

Adams Triangle

Concept for Adams Triangle – also identified as possible public / civic / community space in Minnehaha-Hiawatha Community Works framework document.

“Picnic” at Adams Triangle

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By robb, July 7, 2014 1:02 pm

The Longfellow Community Council is hosting a community “picnic” to re-imagine the area’s underused green spaces.  The Longfellow Picnic Park will be happening at Adams Triangle on Sunday, July 20th from 11 am to 2 pm.

Bring a picnic and invite your friends.  Share ideas on what would make the Triangle a great community space.  There will be food, activities, and a raffle with prizes from local businesses. Check this link or the flyer below for more information.

Adams Triangle is one of several green spaces within the Minnehaha-Hiawatha corridor identified in the Strategic Investment Framework as an opportunity to create civic or community spaces in the area.

Longfellow Picnic Park