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Letter: Hillside needs bike lane

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Letter: Hillside needs bike lane
Cottage Grove Minnesota 7584 80th Street South 55016

Hillside Trail is a very busy street. There are lines painted along one side to address pedestrian/bike traffic west of Jamaica Avenue to Point Douglas Road. Why can't these lines be extended up the hill on the east side of Jamaica Avenue? The east side is even busier and with the curves beside the drainage pond it's extremely dangerous for kids (and adults) biking or walking along this stretch of road. This is very highly used by bikers and pedestrians alike now that the walkway around the pond is complete. I really feel if the city wants to keep us safe and slow down the traffic (they keep parking a radar trailer or car on the midpoint of the hill) they should designate a walk/bike lane along this stretch BEFORE something happens, not after.

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Thanks for listening.

Dan J. Filipovich

Cottage Grove

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