Great blog post by “Cycle Twin Cities”
Anyone who has ridden on the Midtown Greenway in Minneapolis knows that it has a special quality unlike anything else in the area. It is nationally recognized as unique infrastructure that both promotes bike commuting and provides a much-needed location for urban outdoor recreation.
In our opinion part of what makes it so great is that although you are in the heart of a bustling city, it just feels different. Plants and animals line either side of the path and the car free route makes it seem almost as if you are riding in the countryside. Another thing missing? Big huge power lines, for now anyway.
If Xcel Energy has their way, your peaceful morning ride will soon also be accompanied by the hum of power lines running up and down the Greenway Corridor. The scenic rendering pictured right is one potential future for the Greenway as a new distribution system is…
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