Taking Steps to Stay Active
Grant Money Helps Cloquet Make Safety Improvements
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Safety is key when it comes to Cloquet’s latest steps to create a more pedestrian friendly community.
The city received a $5,000 Active Place grant from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota.
Currently the city is focused on making the five lanes of Cloquet Avenue more accessible to cross.
“So we’ve gone and created these bulb bots right on intersections making it so they wouldn’t have 5 lanes of traffic to cross, they only have 3 to cross. In conjunction with that for the bike riders we’ve painted a sharrow, an arrow and a bicycle to show that vehicles are sharing the road with bicycles,” said Cloquet’s City Planner/Zoning Al Cottingham.
The bulb outs will remain on Cloquet Avenue thru July and mid-August they will be moved near the high school and an elementary school.
Community members have a chance to voice where they’d like to see improvements – just head to the following website: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/activecloquet