I took this photo for two reasons: to show that the sun was shining and to show the sign warning that the street will be closed. Duluth will be redoing Superior Street this summer. This message is from “Word on the Street,”
“Downtown Duluth will be undergoing a historic transformation with the reconstruction of Superior Street. Over the span of three construction seasons, segments of Superior Street will be carefully revitalized with improved utilities providing reliable services to current and future generations of customers and beautified streetscapes with inviting common public spaces.”
This is a window of the Zeitgeist Arts Building. Notice the reflection of the Greysolon Plaza and a parked bike in the window.
I “discovered” this pleasant surprise on the seventh floor of the U.S. Bank Building.
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