Why do all 3 proposed design alternatives include a shared-use path?
The shared-use path addresses several values. First, it has the smallest physical footprint or the least amount of impacts to properties while still addressing comments about separate off-street bike and pedestrian facilities. Second, the shared-use path along West 58th Street was recommended in the City’s Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan as a piece of Edina’s Twin Loops. The Twin Loops is a biking and waking system, designed for users of all ages and abilities, which provides connections to all four City quadrants and serves schools, parks and other community destinations. More information on the Twin Loops can be found here.
I’ve heard the City refer to West 58th Street as a Municipal State Aid (MSA) roadway; what does this mean?