36th Avenue Traffic Calming Pilot Study

The Proposal

Based on the outcome of the fall 2023 community meeting addressing traffic safety held at Hiawatha Collegiate High School (HCHS ), 36th ART began discussions with the City to determine strategies for calming traffic along 36th Avenue South, given the very limited help the City’s police and Public Works department can provide. This led to a partnership with the Minnesota Design Center at the University of Minnesota, to conduct a pilot study focused on low-cost traffic-calming public art interventions. 

We hope to offer more service-learning opportunities to HCHS students, such as monitoring traffic, collecting and analyzing data, designing and building projects, documenting the process, and engaging neighborhood residents and businesses in the process.