When it comes to navigating the Twin Cities, you can pretty much get anywhere on a bike trail. One exception is south to Bloomington, but not for long. Tonight a meeting will take place to discuss a new trail that will connect the south side of Lake Nokomis down to the Mall of America.
Here is the announcement and meeting information:
Three Rivers Park District, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, the cities of Minneapolis, Bloomington, and Richfield, and other project partners are working together to finalize a master plan for the Intercity Regional Trail. When completed, the seven-mile Intercity Regional Trail will provide a paved, multi-use regional trail route from Lake Nokomis Parkway in Minneapolis south through Richfield and on to the Minnesota River in Bloomington.
The trail will connect to the Minneapolis Grand Rounds trail system at Lake Nokomis, Three Rivers Park District’s Nine Mile Creek Regional Trail in Richfield, and the Mall of America in Bloomington. Possible connections across the Minnesota River to Dakota County’s regional trail system also may be explored.
As part of the master planning process, an open house will be held to review the proposed trail segment within the City of Minneapolis on February 21. Details are as follows:
Intercity Regional Trail open house
5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Hope Lutheran Church ¡ª Fellowship Hall
5728 Cedar Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55417
Here’s a link to the project page for more info (a lot more info).