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Cedar Lake Trail: Closures

Now that they’re starting in on Twins Stadium construction, looks like the downtown exit of the Cedar Lake Trail will be closed indefinitely.

One reroute involves using Portland Avenue through downtown, if going from downtown outbound. I hate that bike lane, mostly because it’s on the left side of the one-way, violating all vehicular principles of ‘slower traffic to the right.’ Portland is also pretty busy, which freaks some riders out.

There’s also some bridge work out near Minnetonka Boulevard that will create another detour in the corridor.

I love how this work starts right around the time of year they promote cycle commuting, and when gas is at $3+ per gallon. I know it’s just the way of the world and not a conspiracy worthy of wrapping my bike helmet in tinfoil, but…

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Author: julie

Julie Kosbab is an online marketing consultant and active transportation advocate living in Anoka County, Minnesota. She was one of Minnesota's only League of American Bicyclists Certified Instructors when certified in 2005. She is a past member of the National Bicycle Tour Directors Association. She has 2 children and 4 bicycles. Find her on Twitter as @betweenstations.

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