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Hwy 12 Mahtomedi Greenway Project - safe transportation options for all

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Washington Cty Hwy 12- Wildwood Rd (was MN 244) is being rebuilt in 2022. There was an open house on March 5th 2020 for this once in 30 years opportunity to improve our community safety for all . A number of concerns about lack of pedestrian and bicycle safety were brought up in 2020. There will now be a City of Mahtomedi council workshop with Washington County on Feb 16th to further discuss this project. This meeting is open to the public and interaction by the public is encouraged.

Please invite community leaders, and encourage your neighbors, bicycle, walking and Safe Routes to Schools advocates to sign this petition, comment and attend

Community advocates would like to propose this 1.25 mile section of 244/12 as major “Greenway” and Safe Routes to Schools corridor for bicyclists and pedestrians, connecting the major shopping, neighborhood, parks and school destinations in Mahtomedi, that are now isolated by the unsafe current 244 traffic congestion and high speed traffic.

Bicycle and Pedestrian “Greenway” Corridor Priorities to Consider:

1) Wedgewood Drive Intersection & Crosswalk

Estimated 70% of drivers do not stop or slow down for pedestrians within the crosswalk.

Cars have difficulty turning onto 12/244 from Wedgwood Drive.

2) Bike Lanes

Improve the ability of students and families to safety bike and walk along 244/12.

3) Speed Reduction & Traffic Calming

Estimated over 70% of drivers exceed the posted speed limit in this road section.

If you support these and other safety improvements priorities, please sign the petition, comment and attend the Feb 16 2021 meeting to demonstrate community support

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