Duluth Transit Authority
The Duluth Transit Authority is the transit agency that provides mass transit service — only buses — in the city of Duluth, United States. The agency serves nearby Proctor and Superior, Wisconsin, as well as the eastern edge of Hermantown, Minnesota; the organization was formed in 1969 by the Minnesota State Legislature. In 2009, the DTA was named Transit System of the Year by the Minnesota Public Transit Association. Express service is provided during rush hours to New Duluth, Lakeside and Hermantown. During peak hours, an average of 45 buses will be in service at any one time; the transit agency owns three park-and-ride lots and has bike racks on the front of every bus. As of 2009, the DTA had 6 hybrid buses in service. According to the agency, the system carried 3.26 million riders in 2011, a 3% increase from 2010. Duluth Transit Authority is the Minnesota's third-largest transit system by ridership, after the Metro Transit and University of Minnesota Campus Shuttle systems in Minneapolis – Saint Paul.
This list is derived from the current DTA system map. 1 Grand Ave Zoo 2 New Duluth 3 Proctor 4 Ramsey – Raleigh via West 8th 5 West to the Mall 6 East Mainline/UMD 7 East Mainline/Lakeside 8 Downtown to LSC - Mall 9 Piedmont 9M Piedmont/Mall 10 Duluth Heights/Mall 10H Duluth Heights/Mall/Southeast 6th 10E Duluth Heights/Ecklund 11 East 8th–UMD 11K East 8th–UMD – Kenwood 11M East 8th–UMD – Morley Heights 12 Kenwood – UMD 13 Woodland - East 4th - UMD 14 West 4th Blvd 15 Park Point 16 Superior 17 Tower Ave 18 Duluth Heights-UMD 20 Downtown to United Healthcare/Airpark 21 Lakeside to the Mall 22 Lincoln Park to Lakeside 23 UMD Circulator GE Grocery Express Port Town Trolley Duluth Transportation Center is the downtown hub for the Duluth transit system. The DTC was built in February 2016; the building was constructed by Mortenson Construction. The DTC has eight docks for boarding buses, with space for layovers. Skyways to nearby buildings were replaced during construction, improving pedestrian access
West Duluth refers to an official neighborhood district in the west–central part of Duluth, United States. Grand Avenue, Central Avenue, Cody Street, Interstate Highway 35 are four of the main routes in West Duluth. Other main routes in West Duluth include 40th Avenue West, 46th Avenue West, Mike Colalillo Drive. Seven neighborhoods are located within official West Duluth district boundaries: Cody Denfeld Fairmount Irving Oneota Spirit Valley Bayview Heights West Duluth covers an area of 5,726 acres, or 13% of the city area, making it the third largest district in the city. Note that, as with many other Duluth neighborhood districts, the area is developed to a major extent is smaller than the district figure; this is due to the harsh topography of the area. The 2000 census enumerated 11,431 residents in the district, a 3% change from 1990. 23.8% of the population is under 18, 15.7% over 65. 73.5% of households are owned higher than the city figure of 64.1%. The official figure places household density at just 0.85 / acre, but in most areas where development has taken place the density is much higher.
As with the rest of the city, the housing stock tends to be old by American standards, with a large percentage of homes having been built before 1939. The entrance to the Bong Bridge is located within West Duluth at 46th Avenue West. On a map, the core of West Duluth's "downtown", or center of activity forms a triangle, with the sides being Grand Avenue, Central Avenue, Bristol Street in Spirit Valley; this area is formed by two building styles, the first old joined buildings containing small, locally-owned stores on the first floor and apartments on the second, fronted by broad sidewalks. These occupy much of the Central avenue portions; the other type, enclosed by Grand Avenue, Central Avenue, facing Bristol Street on both sides consists of more recent construction resembling suburban sprawl, despite never sprawling, but only replacing older buildings. A strip mall, "Valley Shopping Center" is anchored by a Kmart store. A large sea of asphalt, divided by buildings and concrete barriers, sits between the mall to other establishments, such as a large Super One supermarket.
Just outside the core is a new urbanist rowhouse development. West Duluth's Spirit Valley business district is accessible from Interstate Highway 35 at Central Avenue; the Spirit Valley neighborhood, according to the city's official map, follows Grand Avenue between 46th Avenue West and 59th Avenue West. West Duluth students attend Stowe Elementary School, Laura MacArthur Elementary School, Lincoln Park Middle School, Duluth Denfeld High School; the local Catholic school is grades K -- 8, affiliated with the parish of the same name. An exception to this is the Bayview Heights neighborhood, where students attend Proctor's public schools. In 2004, a large section of 59th Avenue West was given new road surface pavement. In the summer of 2005, a large portion of Grand Avenue was given new road surface pavement. A stretch from 46th Avenue West to 59th Avenue West was re-paved; the street lane format was altered, new stoplights were put in, new sidewalks were poured, as well as the addition of newer lamp posts.
In the spring of 2006, construction started on the second phase of Grand Avenue. A section from 40th Avenue West to 46th Avenue West was redone; this project repaired the sewage lines for several homes in the area. In the summer of 2010, a $66 million 3-year project went underway to reconstruct a large section of Interstate Highway 35 in West Duluth. All pavement was replaced, along with many concrete guardrails. Unused railroad bridges were removed, many freeway entrance and exit ramps were given new pavement; the Minnesota Department of Transportation referred to the 2010–2012 road construction project in the media as the "Interstate 35 Mega Project" in Duluth. In 2014, 57th Avenue West, between Cody Street and Highland Street, was reconstructed with new road surface pavement. In the past several years, numerous business and residential structures have been built in and around the West Duluth area. In 2003, the West Duluth Menards was rebuilt as a larger store. At the time of completion, the Menards was the largest in the country.
The building is located at West Superior Street. In 2004, the West Duluth Clinic opened its doors in its newly constructed offices located at 42nd Avenue West and Grand Avenue. In 2005, an Advance Auto Parts shop was built at the intersection of Grand Avenue and Central Avenue. In summer 2005, an Acme Electric Tool Crib business was built on 44th Avenue Grand Avenue. In 2006, work was completed on a new building which housed both the Subway and Papa John's Pizza franchises; this lot was a used car dealership. In 2011, work was completed on expanding Duluth Denfeld High School to accommodate more students as part of the school district's Red plan. A new addition was added to the existing Denfeld building, opening in fall 2011. In 2012, work was completed on a new middle school building, Lincoln Park Middle School, opening for the 2012–2013 school year; the Spirit Valley Days festival takes place every August in West Duluth. Events include: Duluth, Minnesota Interstate Highway 35 Interstate Highway 35 in Minnesota U.
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Lincoln Park (Duluth)
Lincoln Park is one of the larger neighborhoods in the city of Duluth, United States. Lincoln Park is situated between Garfield Avenue to the ore docks at Carlton Street / 34th Avenue West; the neighborhood stretches up the hill to Skyline Parkway. Lincoln Park refers to a large park within the neighborhood; the main routes in the community are U. S. 53 / Piedmont Avenue. Third Street had a road construction makeover in 2006. S. 53 / Piedmont Avenue had a road construction makeover in 2004. Both of these completed road projects have enhanced the neighborhood. Miller Creek and Coffee Creek both flow through the neighborhood. Goat Hill and Rice's Point are both located within the Lincoln Park neighborhood. Garfield Avenue runs through the middle of Rice's Point; the Duluth Harbor Basin is located along the eastern side of Rice's Point. The Saint Louis Bay is located along the western side of Rice's Point and below the John Blatnik Bridge. At the time of the 2000 census, Lincoln Park had a population of 6,504, representing an 8.9% decline from the 1990 census with a total area of 1,954 acres, or 5% of Duluth's total land space.
A portion of that land is devoted to commercial uses. The neighborhood was known as the West End until 1996 when it was renamed to the Lincoln Park neighborhood. Lincoln Park has its own business district, which stretches along Michigan and First Streets from 17th to 22nd Avenues West; the business district is accessible from both Interstate Highway 35 and U. S. Highway 53. Many businesses are located elsewhere in the neighborhood, including the following locations: 27th Avenue West and Michigan Street corridor area 27th Avenue West and Superior Street corridor area West 3rd Street businesses between 21st Avenue West and Carlton StreetThe city of Duluth's Main Post Office is located within the neighborhood on Michigan Street. Local business establishments include the Clyde Iron Works Restaurant and Event Center. Duluth, Minnesota Central Hillside and Downtown Duluth Denfeld, part of West Duluth Piedmont Heights Superior, Wisconsin Interstate Highway 35 City of Duluth website City map of neighborhoods
Duluth is a major port city in the U. S. state of Minnesota and the county seat of Saint Louis County. Duluth is the 4th largest city in Minnesota, it is the 2nd largest city on Lake Superior. The largest is Thunder Bay, Canada, it has the largest metropolitan area on the lake, with a population of 279,771 in 2010, the second-largest in the state. Situated on the north shore of Lake Superior at the westernmost point of the Great Lakes, Duluth is accessible to oceangoing vessels from the Atlantic Ocean 2,300 miles away via the Great Lakes Waterway and the Saint Lawrence Seaway. Duluth forms a metropolitan area with Wisconsin; the cities share the Duluth–Superior harbor and together are the Great Lakes' largest port, transporting coal, iron ore, grain. A tourist destination for the Midwest, Duluth features the United States' only all-freshwater aquarium, the Great Lakes Aquarium; the city is the starting point for vehicle trips along Minnesota's North Shore. The city is named for Daniel Greysolon, Sieur du Lhut, the first known European explorer of the area.
The Anishinaabe known as the Ojibwe or Chippewa, have inhabited the Lake Superior region for more than 500 years. They were preceded by the Dakota, Menominee and Gros Ventre peoples, whom they pushed out of the area. Established as traders, after the arrival of Europeans, the Anishinaabe found a niche as the middlemen between the French fur traders and other Native peoples, they soon became the dominant Indian nation in the region, forcing out the Dakota Sioux and Fox and winning a victory against the Iroquois west of Sault Ste. Marie in 1662. By the mid-18th century, the Ojibwe occupied all of Lake Superior's shores. For both the Ojibwe and the Dakota, interaction with Europeans during the contact period revolved around the fur trade and related activities; the Ojibwe are known for their crafting of birch bark canoes, use of copper arrow points, cultivation of wild rice. In 1745, they adopted guns from the British for use against the Dakota nation of the Sioux, whom they pushed to the south; the Ojibwe Nation was the first to set the agenda with European-Canadian leaders for signing more detailed treaties before many European settlers were allowed too far west.
The settlement in Ojibwe is Onigamiinsing, a reference to the small and easy portage across Minnesota Point between Lake Superior and western Saint Louis Bay, which forms Duluth's harbor. According to Ojibwe oral history, Spirit Island, near the Spirit Valley neighborhood, was the "Sixth Stopping Place", where the northern and southern branches of the Ojibwe Nation came together and proceeded to their "Seventh Stopping Place" near the present city of La Pointe, Wisconsin; the "Stopping Places" were the places the Native Americans occupied during their westward migration as the Europeans overran their territory. Several factors brought fur traders to the Great Lakes in the early 17th century; the fashion for beaver hats in Europe generated demand for pelts. French trade for beaver in the lower Saint Lawrence River had led to the depletion of the animals in that region by the late 1630s, so the French searched farther west for new resources and new routes, making alliances with the Native Americans along the way to trap and deliver their furs.
Étienne Brûlé is credited with the European discovery of Lake Superior before 1620. Pierre-Esprit Radisson and Médard des Groseilliers explored the Duluth area, Fond du Lac in 1654 and again in 1660; the French soon established fur posts near Duluth and in the far north where Grand Portage became a major trading center. The French explorer Daniel Greysolon, Sieur du Lhut, whose name is sometimes anglicized as "DuLuth", explored the Saint Louis River in 1679. After 1792 and the independence of the United States, the North West Company established several posts on Minnesota rivers and lakes, in areas to the west and northwest, for trading with the Ojibwe, the Dakota, other native tribes; the first post was where Superior, Wisconsin developed. Known as Fort Saint Louis, the post became the headquarters for North West's new Fond du Lac Department, it had stockaded walls, two houses of 40 feet each, a shed of 60 feet, a large warehouse, a canoe yard. Over time, Indian peoples and European Americans settled nearby, a town developed at this point.
In 1808, the American Fur Company was organized by German-born John Jacob Astor. The company began trading at the Head of the Lakes in 1809. In 1817, it erected a new headquarters at present-day Fond du Lac on the Saint Louis River. There, portages connected Lake Superior with Lake Vermillion to the north, with the Mississippi River to the south. After creating a powerful monopoly, Astor got out of the business about 1830, as the trade was declining, but active trade was carried on until the failure of the fur trade in the 1840s. European fashions had changed and many American areas were getting over-trapped, with game declining. Two Treaties of Fond du Lac were signed by natives with the United States in the present neighborhood of Fond du Lac in 1826 and 1847, by which the Ojibwe ceded land to the American government; as part of the Treaty of Washington with the Lake Superior Band of Chippewa, the United States set aside the Fond du Lac Indian Reservation upstream from Duluth near Cloquet, Minnesota.
The Ojibwe population was moved there. As European Americans continued to settle and encroach on Ojibwe lands, the U. S. gove
The Downtown of Duluth, United States. The downtown area is accessible from Interstate Highway 35; as in most cities, the downtown area is home to a number of the city's cultural and social attractions, as well as government offices and business centers. Duluth's main library is located in downtown, as is the city's foremost museum, the courthouse, city hall, several local restaurants and bars with live music venues, many of the larger business offices. Stores and places to eat and drink tend to be locally or regionally owned and operated, with most chain and franchise establishments having located themselves in the "Miller Hill area" around the U. S. Highway 53 corridor. Most of the downtown is within walking distance of the touristy Canal Park district. A large portion of the eastern section of downtown is oriented around Essentia Health–St. Mary's Medical Center and Miller-Dwan Medical Center; the downtown area contains a number of historical buildings, many of them dating to the city's peak days in the late 19th century and early 20th.
These include the Romanesque Revival Central High School building, the Duluth Opera House, the Union Depot, among many others. Newly constructed ones are less common than older edifices, although some large newer buildings such as the Tech Village are present. Downtown Duluth is the home of Fond-du-Luth Casino. Streets in Duluth's downtown area features dramatic upward slopes, a feature common to many of Duluth's neighborhoods due to 800 feet elevation difference between the shore and the hilltop; as a part of a beautification project during Duluth's economic crisis of the 1980s, several blacktop streets were converted to brick. Along with this change came the introduction of "old-fashioned" ornamental streetlamps. Due to the city's cold winter temperatures, a network of skywalks was constructed to provide indoor connectivity between most major buildings; the skywalk system is augmented by an over-the-freeway enclosed walkway leading to the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center in the Canal Park district.
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Duluth Heights is one of the largest neighborhoods in the city of Duluth, United States. Central Entrance, Arlington Avenue, Arrowhead Road are three of the main routes in Duluth Heights. Miller Creek, Coffee Creek, Buckingham Creek, the West Branch of Chester Creek, all flow through the Duluth Heights neighborhood. According to the city's official map, the Duluth International Airport, the Miller Hill shopping area, the Enger Park Golf Course are all located within the boundaries of the Duluth Heights neighborhood. Duluth Heights was undeveloped and rural before the 1970s, but the arrival of the Miller Hill Mall in 1973 brought a large number of businesses both in the building and outside, some migrating from the city's old Downtown district, forming the U. S. Highway 53 or Miller Trunk corridor; the area is more suburban in appearance than many other areas in Duluth. Kenwood Piedmont Heights City of Hermantown City of Rice Lake Central Hillside Duluth, Minnesota U. S. Highway 53 U. S. Highway 53 – Miller Trunk corridor Highway 194 – Central Entrance Arlington Avenue Arrowhead Road City of Duluth website City map of neighborhoods Miller Hill Mall website
Canal Park, Duluth
Canal Park is a tourist and recreation-oriented district of Duluth, United States. Situated across the Interstate 35 freeway from Downtown Duluth, it is connected by the famous Aerial Lift Bridge to the Park Point sandbar and neighborhood. Canal Park Drive and Lake Avenue South serve as the main routes in Canal Park. Canal Park is a conversion of an old warehouse district into restaurants, cafés, hotels; this conversion began in the 1980s as an attempt to use Duluth's rich industrial past, the decline of which had left the city in economic turmoil at the time, as an asset in a prospective tourist industry. The Duluth Entertainment Convention Center now connected to the new Amsoil Arena and the area's prominent entertainment venue, is located in the district; the DECC provides an indoor connection to the skywalk system in Downtown Duluth. Many annual events such as the Bayfront Blues Festival, held in Bayfront Festival Park; some of Canal Park's attractions include a 4.2 mile long lakewalk, a lighthouse pier, the Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center, the Great Lakes Aquarium, the William A. Irvin floating ship museum.
Those interested in boats will enjoy watching vessels from around the world enter Duluth's port. Until January 2017, Canal Park was the home of broadcast studios for four Red Rock Radio stations; the Duluth NBC affiliate KBJR is still located in Canal Park. Downtown Duluth Duluth, Minnesota Park Point