Updated: 06/11/2014 11:14 PM
Created: 06/11/2014 11:12 PM WDIO.com
By: Zach Hammer
A new plan to help students get to class on two wheels is in the works for College Street in Duluth. The city's planning division is proposing re-painting a section of the street between the College of St. Scholastica and the University of Minnesota Duluth - from Junction Avenue to Kenwood - with two bike lanes going both ways.
It is a section of roadway, according to the Duluth Planning Division, that studies have found needs more alternative transportation accommodations
"Today if you're biking on College Street between UMD and Scholastica you have to contend with traffic, and that can be a really dangerous situation," explained Jenn Moses, a planner with the city at a public input session. "So having your own bike lane could be a lot safer and hopefully encourage a lot more people to use their bikes."
On Wednesday, they were hammering out the details with community members at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Duluth.
The plan doesn't call for any construction, just re-striping, to allow for two driving and two bike lanes in each direction. so Moses says the project would be pretty painless.
A final proposal will be presented to the City Council sometime this summer, and if approved, could be completed by late summer or early fall.
If you have any questions or comments, email Jenn Moses at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thousands of Northlanders go to Thanksgiving Buffet at the DECC
The annual Twin Ports Region Thanksgiving Buffet was held at the DECC on Thursday. This is the 25th year of the dinner produced by Twin Ports community volunteers and the College of St. Scholastica. The event served an estimated 65 hundred meals including 13 hundred meals that were delivered around the area.
Shoppers Make Thanksgiving Bargain Hunting New Tradition
More and more Americans are now making gift shopping on Thanksgiving a new holiday tradition, and in Duluth, one retail welcomed shoppers at 7 a.m. on Turkey Day with deals. Experts say 25 million shoppers will hit stores to take advantage of the early deals this Thanksgiving....
One Man Dead After House Fire in Town of Superior
One man is dead after a house fire broke out in the Town of Superior on Thursday morning. It happened around 1:30 a.m. on the 6300 block of South Darrow Road. Crews arrived on the scene to find the lower floor of the two-story house fully engulfed.
Group Aims to Spread the Love to Service Members Overseas
'Tis the season to give and a group of women in northwestern Wisconsin is spreading the love to our service members overseas. They need the public's help to fill 300 boxes before Christmas.
1 Killed, 3 Injured in Alborn Township Rollover
A rollover in Alborn Township turned fatal early Thursday morning. A 48-year-old Shoreview woman was killed in the crash. Officials say her name is being withheld until her family is notified.