Hoan Bridge neighborhood meeting scheduled for August 23, 2011

From my email inbox comes news of a neighborhood meeting hosted by Democratic State Senator Chris Larson to discuss the Hoan Bridge reconstruction project:

Dear Neighbor,

I am hosting a neighborhood meeting on the Hoan Bridge reconstruction project with Reps. Richards and Sinicki, members of the Milwaukee County Board and Milwaukee Common Council, and state transportation officials. This meeting is devoted to talking about a possible Hoan Bridge bicycle and pedestrian lane.

DATE: Tuesday, August 23
TIME: 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
PLACE: Beulah Brinton Cafeteria Room (MAP)
       2555 South Bay Street
       Bay View, WI

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (DOT) is currently studying the feasibility of creating a bicycle and pedestrian lane on the Hoan Bridge. DOT expects to complete its study sometime this fall, so now is the time to learn more about DOT’s study and make your voice heard about adding a bike and pedestrian lane to the Hoan Bridge

The DOT recently launched a Web site devoted to the Hoan Bridge project where you can find the latest, most up-to-date information. CLICK HERE to visit the Web site.

I am also including a PDF document from DOT that outlines the Hoan rehabilitation project, which you can view by CLICKING HERE. This document provides additional information on the timing and scope of the project, along with contact information for the project personnel from the DOT.

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or thoughts you have on the Hoan Bridge project. I hope to see you on August 23rd!


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5 thoughts on “Hoan Bridge neighborhood meeting scheduled for August 23, 2011

  1. From my email inbox…

    Always cringe when you say that. Hoping it’s not going to be some racist ALL CAPS “Gerd Bless Amurca, fuck yeah!” email chain. 😉

    Luckily, you always follow through with the excellence.

    On the topic, at the risk of single-handedly revving the “save the Hoan” group with an internet comment, wouldn’t a bike/ped lane make more sense if the highway were brought to street level, with development brought in around it (as per the codified 3rd ward neighborhood plan), rather than a 3 mile white knuckle ride on a freeway?

    1. Yeah, while I’ve heard that some engineers have deemed it feasible to put a marsupial bike path underneath the Hoan, I still think it seems to make more fiscal sense to bring everything down to street level and go from there.

    2. Oh, and I wouldn’t post some all caps chain email; the stuff from my email inbox is usually along the lines of what I’ve posted here.

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