Hennepin/1st Avenue Evaluation & Improvements

The City of Minneapolis has completed an evaluation of the conversion of Hennepin and 1st Avenues to 2-way traffic. No bicyclist-motorist crashes have been reported since the conversion six months ago, compared to an average of twelve crashes per year before the conversion. Bicycle volume has increased on 1st Avenue N, decreased on Hennepin Avenue, and increased on Nicollet Mall. Read a summary of the evaluation in this news release.

Improvements to both Hennepin and 1st Avenues will be implemented for bicycling in the coming weeks. On Hennepin Avenue these improvements will include:

On 1st Avenue N improvements will include:

The full evaluation report (pdf) and PowerPoint presentation (pdf) given to the City Council can be found online.

Published Oct 6, 2010