Has anyone noticed these railroad tracks that terminate in Windom? I for one have never seen a train go by. The tracks head south and eventually turn west and connect with another set of tracks that run parallel to Normandale Boulevard / Highway 100.
If converted to a bike path, this space would connect South Minneapolis to the outlying South/ South-Western ‘Burbs, and form a nearly complete loop of Minneapolis. It would look something like this.
Even better, the tracks terminating at Windom are only a short hop from the Bryant Avenue bike boulevard. The result would encompass Downtown Minneapolis on down and split the city with 3 safe North to South routes that intersect with already existing East – West lanes and paths. It would look something like this.
All of this is conjecture. It might not even be possible depending on railroad use, the procedure to decommission or multipurpose, money, demand, etc. But what do y’al think? Is it a project worth pursuing? Any other input?
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