It’s not a long extension, but it’s a vital one, connecting Lakeside to Brighton Beach. It officially opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony today at noon at the 61st Avenue East and bridge section.
A great addition for that part of the community...I do wonder how much this type of activity adds to the erosion of quality home-ownership in the Duluth Hillside and other unintended consequences of building up the East side...
I don't think the Lakewalk addition has any negative impact on the Hillside community. If anything, expanding the Lakewalk across town enhances the center of the city because it now has walking/biking access to the west and east end of the city. As someone who would like to see the hillside become the jewel it can be, I find things like the Lakewalk all the more reason for people to live here, and hopefully many will buy in the Hillside and improve that neighborhood for everyone.
I'm loving it, since it is right by my workplace. I haven't been down to the tunnel in a week or so, so I'm not sure if it has been fixed or blocked, but there wasn't any signage to denote that the road was ending. I have seen multiple cars not realize that 61st Avenue East has ended and they drive around the little corner and almost go into the tunnel before realizing they aren't on a road anymore. I hope some signage gets put up (or already was) before there's a car-bike collision.
Hate it. It's awful. Too straight, and too much walking.
It's nice, but I think its funny they spent a million bucks on this? And they couldn't spend ten bucks to send someone over to clean up the broken glass from the vandalized car windows that hit the ground in April, two blocks away from here, at the Lawless Love Ur Life Teeny Bopper Parking Area that keeps Skyline permanently closed because there is a 20-foot ripple in the pavement up yonder. I think the reason they love life so much is because there's free sex/drugs, and no cops at this spot.
It's also where I think Don gets his weed, which explains why Skyline stays closed.
The Lakewalk is a great investment in the health and quality of life of Duluthians of all ages. It will attract new families and businesses to the area.
I can't wait for when the Lakewalk connects to West Duluth and the Munger Trail. I think that it is important to "share the love" with the good folks of West Duluth. Then, all of Duluth will be connected by a family-friendly walking-biking trail.
Good if you're biking it, boring if you're on foot. Better to walk through the neighborhoods in Lakeside and a long, dull stretch along the tracks. Still, it is nice that it connects Brighton Beach to Canal Park.
(Also, I doubt the money source for this project is the same as the money source for Skyline. This money was probably appropriated years ago. Skyline is probably tied up in flood relief.)
Irregardless, it's goofy that a project with this kind of leadership and character, would go down as it did with full penetration when meanwhile back, a mere two blocks away in the land that time forgot, lawless abandon reigns supreme. They're probably roasting babies out there right now. This is the sheer world of irony in which we live, depending on what side of the tracks you roll.
You've used "irregardless" and have thus lost your credibility with the Masters of the Universe. And another thing -- irony is what the water tastes like in Hibbing.
It's "regardless," or "disirregardless" if you must.
Re: wskyline's comment on seeing cars on the new lakewalk -- I saw an SUV on the walk near the tunnel, slowly backing up...more signs are needed. I called someone in the city's engineering office and said so. (It was kind of funny to see.)
I saw this SUV 9/12.
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