Bloomington is planning to replace and enhance the bike trail and sidewalk along France Avenue from Old Shakopee Road to 84th Street, within four years. The proposed design would be on the West side of France Avenue beside Cub, Jefferson High School, Normandale College, parkland, homes, apartments, Girard Park Condos and St. Stephen Lutheran Church.
The trail is listed as an agenda item for the City Council meeting Monday, June 27 (tonight!)
A one hour informational and comment-gathering meeting is set for Thursday, June 30, at 5 PM outdoors on the NW corner of Old Shakopee Road and France Ave (note the change - this is the city plaza near Penn Cycle). In case of weather, the meeting will be indoors at Jefferson High School in the Orchestra Room.
This seems to be precisely the type of project intended to be funded by the $90 / household annual Franchise Fees. But Bloomington may be seeking other funding, thus delaying the project start.
See the Bloomington website for more information.