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Gillette Street plans are topic of afternoon meeting at City Hall

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The next major street in La Crosse to get a makeover could be Gillette Street. 

Plans for reconstruction of that north-side street will be discussed during a 4:30 p.m. meeting Monday at La Crosse City Hall. 

The comment session will also serve as the weekly meeting of the city’s board of public works. 

The city’s planning and engineering departments will offer ideas for providing more pedestrian and bicycle access on Gillette — between Rose Street and Logan High School — along with the possible ban of parking on one side of the street. 

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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  1. Community Member

    February 11, 2019 at 9:03 pm

    What may I ask is the point of a public input meeting if the public input will not be listened to?

    From the city website- 2/11/2019 – Gillette Street Reconstruction Public Input Meeting February 11th
    Gillette Street Reconstruction Public Input Meeting
    The City of La Crosse Planning & Development and Engineering Departments invite you to participate in a public input session on the Reconstruction of Gillette Street from rose street to Onalaska Avenue.
    This meeting will provide a project overview, describe bicycle/ pedestrian accommodations, and possible removal of parking from one side of the street.
    WHAT: Gillette Street Reconstruction Project – Public Input Meeting

    Possible removal of parking from one side of the Gillette street? After listening to home owners, business owners and community members discuss, it was obvious that the majority in the room were not in favor of the removal of the north side parking on Gillette St. for a bike lanes on both sides of Gillette. It was suggested that perhaps another not so highly traffic street would be a better idea.

    If you have not had time to read through the 190 page Bicycle Master Plan from 2012 here is the link: http://www.cityoflacrosse.org/filestorage/593/844/3606/5145/Bicycle_and_Pedestrian_Master_Plan_(2012).pdf

    From the Bicycle-Pedestrian Advisory Committee 8-28-18 minutes
    The following list of bicycle and pedestrian projects was prioritized (to be ranked later) by the Bicycle and Pedestrain Advisory Committee (BPAC) for introduction to the Board of Public Works. Projects excerpted from Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan 2012
    1. BC 128 Bike Boulevard – Avon St. – Monitor to Moore St.
    2. BC 024 Bike Lane – Market St. – Front St. to West Ave.
    3. List of signs previously approved by BPAC in Spring 2018 (see attached document August 22nd BPAC agenda)
    4. BC 003 Bike Lane – Clinton St. – Rose St. to George St.
    5. BC 001 Bike Lane – Gillette – Rose St. to WI 16
    6. BC 002 Bike Lane – George – Gillette St. to Rose St.
    7. Southern Bluffs Sidewalk Easement
    8. PX 20 Curb bump out – Redfield to 20th City of La Crosse, Wisconsin Page 1 Bicycle-Pedestrian Advisory August 22, 2018 Committee Meeting Minutes
    9. PX 21 Curb bump out – Denton to 20th
    10. PX 22 RRFB – Green Bay + 21st St.
    11. PX 23 RRFB – Green bay + 21st St.
    12. Safe Routes to School plan update

  2. Brian

    February 17, 2019 at 4:15 pm

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