22.11.05

mpls: No No Turn on Red

Great read in the Southwest Journal, about the city ridding itself of many 'No Turn on Red' signs.

I particularly like this quote:
Peter Podulke calls the No Turn on Red signs “a big nuisance.” He likes Minnesota's pedestrian right-of-way laws and doesn't mind waiting for pedestrians who cross mid-block, he said. However, Podulke - who lives in St. Paul and teaches creative movement at the Volunteers of America Senior Center, 3612 Bryant Ave. S. - said it seems like Minneapolis bureaucrats got carried away banning rights on red. “They have fewer [signs] in St. Paul,” he said. “It seems like, ‘Minneapolis: The city that hates you.'”

This is a good example of grassroots planning, and citizen feedback.

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