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Pride Fest

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I’m just trying to AGAIN get in the habit of posting a photo every day . Theoretically it should take 5 minutes. But something always goes wrong. Duluth Pride Fest http://www.dspride.com/ There is lots of activity in the Twin Ports this weekend for Pride Fest. This is First Street and Third Avenue West. I can hear the music from my house http://www.dspride.com/wp-content/uploads/Map2.jpg

The contruction continues

 

If you look closely you can see workers near the center top of the blue and also on the second to top floor. Semi-tucks carrying construction material frequently travel up 5th Avenue West, which makes for some interesting cargo traveling by. (My office is in the brown brick building and I’m not too thrilled about this new tower going up on Superior Street because it blocks my view.) 08.28.15 ddp maurcies contruction

#SuperiorStreetForAll

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Superior Street is in the process of being redone. Many are hoping for bike lanes and a more pedestrian-friendly area. I was unaware of this hashtag #SuperiorStreetForAll for the cause of “complete streets.” The term complete streets means taking bicycles and pedestrians and public transportation into consideration.

Below are a couple sentences from a group that is sending a petition around for “complete streets.

With the upcoming reconstruction of Superior Street in downtown Duluth, we have the opportunity to create a thriving, safe, and welcoming business district for everyone who works, lives, recreates, and shops downtown.  I believe accommodating all users supports this vision through the utilization of a “Complete Street” design, including parallel parking, comfortable pedestrian spaces, convenient transit stops, and protected bike lanes.  To not include such facilities would be a step backward in the marketing of Duluth as a great place to invest, to start a career, to raise a family, and to thrive.

Read the whole letter here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1mbvAJr1HBMJ-IEtosh4BRgFhVnRcyFt47dtOGZwwpbY/edit