A blue light was recently installed on the southwest corner of County Road D and Old Highway 8. As shown, the blue light is illuminated, meaning the red lights for traffic crossing from the other direction are engaged. (Mike Munzenrider/Bulletin)
Ramsey County installs new signals to help with red light enforcement
Small blue lights are showing up on the sides of traffic signals throughout Ramsey County offering police a safer way to enforce red lights and in turn, reduce accidents.
In total, 128 blue lights will be installed at 49 intersections, according to a Ramsey County release.
A map shows where a new recreational trail will connect with other bike and pedestrian amenities along I-35E. Construction will start next spring on the trail along the east side of the freeway. (submitted graphic)
With $470,000 earmarked for bike and pedestrian trail improvements along the east side of Interstate 35E, nearby residents are celebrating the success of their efforts to improve pedestrian facilities along the freeway.
Just a couple days before the region was covered in a blanket of snow, joggers, walkers and bicyclists could be spotted using Vento Regional Trail on a brisk autumn afternoon Nov. 8. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
With St. Paul’s citywide bike plan in the final draft stages, Ramsey County is looking to draw up a plan of its own to connect existing clumps of bike trails throughout the county’s 19 cities.
The Sun Ray Library at 2105 Wilson Ave. reopened Saturday, Nov. 8 after undergoing a $5.5 million renovation the past 11 months.
Kicking off the festivities were the Harding High Drum Line members, who joined dignitaries and patrons for the first glimpses of the remodeled space.
The renovated building has more windows, an extra 2,500 square feet of indoor space for the public, an outdoor reading garden, a quiet reading room, study and meeting rooms, and a 900 square-foot community room with after-hours access.
photos by Linda Baumeister/Review
Open houses previously scheduled in November for the Rush Line Corridor Pre-Project Development Study have been postponed until early January 2015. The new dates for the open houses will be forthcoming.
A rendering of the structure imagined for the Chinese garden at Phalen Regional Park would feature southern-style Chinese architecture with sweeping eaves on the roofline. (submitted graphic)
Will hold community meeting Nov. 18
Linda Mealey-Lohmann has for years imagined putting in a Chinese garden in a St. Paul park.
Founder of the Minnesota-China Friendship Group, she’s been advocating for introducing Chinese gardens into the Twin Cities for well over a decade.