Category Archives: Transportation

Electric Vehicle Charging Station Now Available

Recently installed in Downtown Northfield MN . . . an EV charging station! There are two ports on the charging station and two dedicated parking stalls for use while charging your vehicle. The station is on the northwest corner of the 5th St. and South Water St. intersection. Pricing information can be found at Be sure to move your vehicle when it’s fully charged as there is an hourly rate to park in these stalls when not actively charging a vehicle. This installation is a joint project of the City of Northfield and the Northfield Rotary Club.

This is the third electric vehicle charging station to be installed in Northfield. The other two are at Carleton College and St. Olaf College.

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Downtown Parking Management Discussion Continues

The NDDC continues to move forward with the City of Northfield on the downtown parking management study. We’ve held stakeholder meetings with three of the groups and we anticipate meetings with three more stakeholder groups in upcoming weeks.

The groups that have met so far are building owners, bicycle commuters, and pedestrian commuters. The ideas that they shared with us can be found on the Parking Management for Downtown Northfield,MN website. You can also offer ideas, ask questions, and share comments on the website. Continue reading Downtown Parking Management Discussion Continues

Downtown Bike Rack Map Updated

As part of a community-wide effort to encourage bicycle transportation a few years ago, the NDDC produced the first Downtown Bike Rack Locations Map.  It showed the locations of all the bike racks, both privately and publicly provided, in downtown Northfield.

Although you could probably locate one of the HPC-approved “hitching post”-style bike racks with a quick glance down the sidewalks, we thought the map might serve another purpose.  Our hope was that the map would send a signal that downtown Northfield was “bicycle-friendly”. Continue reading Downtown Bike Rack Map Updated