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Issue#676: September 14, 2016
A Message from Chief Kinght
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2016 Ryder Cup Spectators Must Use Shuttle or Bus Service to Access Hazeltine National Golf Club  


Policy banning motor vehicles, pedestrians, bicycles and personal transportation devices
will be strictly enforced, no exceptions  


CHASKA, Minn.—More than 250,000 spectators are expected to converge on the Chaska community for the 2016 Ryder Cup during the week of September 27 – October 2. But they should not plan to do so on foot or via a personal transportation device, says Chaska Chief of Police Scott Knight.

“For the safety and security of Ryder Cup attendees, as well as quality of life in neighborhoods near the golf course, we have arranged convenient transportation options,” says Knight.
 
Ryder Cup spectators can take a free shuttle from Canterbury Park in Shakopee or catch a SouthWest Transit bus from drop-off locations throughout the southwest metro. Vehicle parking is not available at drop-off sites.
 
Additionally, Metro Transit will provide service between downtown Minneapolis and Hazeltine each day of the event.
 
“Our transportation policy will be strictly enforced, and there will be no exceptions,” says Knight. So, please leave cars, bikes, skateboards and electric vehicles at home—or park them and ride a bus or shuttle.”
 
Streets and roads surrounding Hazeltine will be blocked off to the public during the six days of the event and accessible only to residents. Ryder Cup traffic will be redirected, and spectators will be asked to use approved modes of transportation.
Free General Public Parking
The General Public Parking Lot for the 2016 Ryder Cup will be located at Canterbury Park in Shakopee. The address is 1100 Canterbury Road, Shakopee, Minnesota, 55379. From the lot, spectators will take a 30-minute shuttle ride to Hazeltine. Parking and the shuttle to the Ryder Cup will be free of charge.
 
Gate times for spectators attending the Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club are 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday through Thursday (September 27-29); 6:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday (Sept. 30-Oct. 1), and 7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday (October 2). Shuttle service will begin one-half hour prior to gates open and end one-half hour after gates close.
 
SouthWest Transit Bus Service for Drop Offs
SouthWest Transit will operate a bus service for those being dropped off by hired or personal vehicles. For drop-off locations and schedules, visit www.swtransit.org/ryder-cup. The fee will be $5 round-trip per person per day (cash only). There will be no parking or staging of vehicles at the drop-off locations. However, bicyclists may lock their bikes at drop-off locations each day.

Metro Transit Service Between Downtown Minneapolis and Hazeltine
Metro Transit will provide service between downtown Minneapolis and Hazeltine each day of the event. Buses will serve several stops in downtown then travel non-stop to the golf club. For more information, visit http://www.metrotransit.org/ryder-cup.

Metro Transit Ryder Cup Ride Pass
Purchase a transit pass for unlimited rides on all buses, METRO light rail and Northstar commuter rail from Sept. 27 – Oct. 2 for $120. The pass gives riders an uncomplicated, air-conditioned ride to Ryder Cup each day of the event. A single day Ryder Cup Ride Pass is also available for $20.
 
Mobility Impaired

  • Spectators who are mobility impaired should call (877) 472-7275 in advance of the Ryder Cup to reserve a space in the parking lot for mobility impaired spectators who will then be shuttled to the Ryder Cup. There will be no charge for this service, which is intended for spectators who are apparatus bound and require a wheelchair, mobility scooter and/or oxygen tank.
  • Wheelchairs and mobility scooters will not be available for rent, but spectators may bring wheelchairs or mobility scooters with them to the 2016 Ryder Cup.
  • Spectators who are mobility impaired but do not require an apparatus may park in designated spaces in the General Public Parking Lot at Canterbury Park. These spaces are first come, first served and are free of charge. Spectators must display a mobility impaired hang tag on the vehicle’s rear view mirror or have a mobility impaired designation on the license plate.

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Detectives in neighboring communities of Eden Prairie and Chanhassen are investigating reports of multiple residential burglaries since Sept. 1, 2016. Similar in nature, each of these burglaries occurred when homeowners were away from the residence during evening hours between 5 and 9 p.m.  Burglars have forced doors and stolen items of jewelry from victims’ homes. 

No reports of similar burglaries have been made in Chaska, but we remind residents to take the following precautions:
  • Always lock all doors, windows and sliding glass doors.
  • Use a solid core or heavy metal door for all entrance points.
  • Use quality, heavy duty, deadbolt locks with at least a 1-inch throw bolt.
  • Use a heavy duty strike plate with 3-inch screws.
  • When leaving, create the illusion of an occupied residence with lights, radios and TVs.
  • Arrange for the collection of mail, newspapers and packages daily.
  • Arrange for lawn care and snow removal when leaving for an extended period.
  • Don't keep valuables or safes in bedroom drawers and closets.
  • Get to know your neighbors and call 911 immediately to report suspicious activity.

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