Nicollet Mall Reopens for Bicycling

As of Monday, March 22nd, Nicollet Mall has reopened for bicycling 24/7. Since 1997 the Mall has been restricted to bicyclists Monday through Friday, 6am to 6pm. As part of the City’s effort to transform downtown transportation, express buses are moving off Nicollet Mall to the new bus lanes on Marquette and 2nd Avenues. This paves the way for elimination of the Nicollet Mall bicycle restriction.

Here’s what you should know about the new Nicollet Mall:

For more information on downtown bicycle routes, view the downtown bicycling map (pdf).

Also, on Wednesday, April 7th Public Works will host a project presentation of the 35W Detour Route Rehabilitation Project from 11am to 1pm in the main lobby of Central Library (300 Nicollet Mall).  The project proposes the addition of bike lanes in downtown on 4th Avenue (10th Street to Washington Avenue), 5th Avenue (10th Street to Washington Avenue), and 6th Street (1st Avenue N to 5th Avenue S). If you cannot attend the meeting but have feedback or questions about the project, please contact Chris Engelmann at chris.engelmann@minneapolismn.gov or (612) 673-3274.

Published Mar 24, 2010