Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Our panels of experts on various topics helped make the lives of Minnesotans ridiculously easy throughout the past year. Here's a look back at some of the best questions and answers.
You asked, and our experts answered. For much of the past year, Patch has provided local experts on a variety of topics. Here's a look back at some of the most popular advice offered, as measured by the number of readers who "clicked" on these posts: Question: Many times, it seems as though severe storms that follow an I-94 path ... split or shoot north or south of us. Are we just lucky or is there some scientific definition? Meteorologist Keith Marler: The ole "Metro split", eh? ... The simple answer (but not necessarily the complete answer) is that its simply a perceived effect exaggerated by the fact that we now notice it when it happens to occur ... the slightly longer answer is being studied by a group of Meteorologists/chemists/etc …
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
What can pedestrians and drivers do to make life safer for people on foot?
Walking is such a basic, everyday activity—putting one foot in front of the other—that news of pedestrians dying or suffering severe injuries while they're simply out and about is particularly harrowing. What steps can pedestrians, motorists, even bicyclists take to reduce the danger to people who simply want or need to walk to get from one place to another in the community? Is there anything local or state government is or should be doing? Ask your questions in comments below and look for a reply from an expert. Our Patch Pros for this topic are James Ingham of Northfield Hospital EMS, Anne Marie Buck, the police services liaison at the Hopkins Police Department, Dale Butler of Fridley, who blogs about pedestrian safety at a blog called, …
Thursday, August 9, 2012
A safer crossing at Lexington and Victoria Curve is among approved changes to traffic and pedestrian crossings.
Several changes in traffic control throughout the city were approved Tuesday night at Mendota Heights City Hall as a result of requests by residents, including one request made by a Brownie troop. The city’s traffic safety committee (TSC) meets periodically to consider requests. They provided a series of recommendations to the city council based off of their review. For the full committee report, see the attached PDF. Actions Recommended: No Action Recommended: Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter | Follow us on Twitter
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Making the intersection safer for walkers and cyclists is the goal of the anticipated 2013 construction project.
Pedestrian safety improvements at Dodd Road and Highway 110 will be designed by SRF Consulting, following approval of their bid Tuesday night by the Mendota Heights City Council. The city completed a feasibility study in 2009 of how to make the intersection more pedestrian-friendly, particularly across Highway 110 separating Mendota Plaza from the Village of Mendota Heights. The council agreed to pursue at-grade improvements, which could include features such as a center shelter/median and ADA-compliant signals. The city received a $484,000 Met Council grant to be used for construction in 2013. SRF’s bid of not-to-exceed $89,546 will be paid for out of the city’s municipal state aid account. City Engineer John Mazzitello said the city …