Como Avenue SE

Final project layout (pdf)


 

Project Type

On-street bike lanes

Project Limits

Como Avenue SE – 10th Avenue SE to 23rd Avenue SE

15th Avenue SE

Construction Start Date

2011

Contact Information

Shaun Murphy, (612) 333-2450 or shaun.murphy@minneapolismn.gov. Feedback can also be entered using our online form.

Project Details

Lane changes will include bike lanes in both directions on the entire length of the project, with the exception of the Como Avenue with a bike lane in the eastbound direction, and shared lane markings in the westbound direction.

Parking changes will occur in two locations. On Como Avenue SE between 18th and 22nd Avenues SE, parking will be removed on the north side. On 15th Avenue SE between Como and Rollins Avenues SE, parking will be removed on the east side except on Sunday mornings. On this 15th Avenue SE segment, a parking restriction will also be added to the west side to encourage parking turnover on weekdays.

Striping will be in permanent tape, which will be ground into the existing surface.

Innovation will include a colored green conflict zone striped on northbound 15th Avenue SE where motorists must cross over the bike lane to enter a right turn lane. This treatment was granted experimental approval from the FHWA (pdf). For more details read the City’s request to experiment (pdf). Innovation also includes 10.5’ travel lanes in lieu of 11’ travel lanes and 7’ parking lanes in lieu of 8’ parking lanes on Como Avenue SE between 10th and 15th Avenues. This treatment was granted a federal aid design exception (pdf).

Bike racks will be installed at approximately fourteen locations (pdf).

Project Updates

September 2, 2010

The final detailed plans (pdf) have been approved by City, County, and MnDOT staff. The Federal Highway Administration has given approval for the project to move forward. The project is now being advertised to contractors for their bids. Construction is expected to begin in 2011.

On Como Avenue between 15th and 18th Avenues, a change to the final detailed plans is being explored. Currently a bike lane is placed in the eastbound direction, and shared lane markings are placed in the westbound direction. The change being explored is having bike lanes in both directions. No parking removals are being explored in conjunction with this potential change.

April 1, 2010

A summary of public feedback (pdf) is available for review, as well as recommendations from the SECIA neighborhood (pdf).

February 18, 2010

On Wednesday, February 24th, Public Works will host a public meeting (pdf) to present the draft proposal of bike lanes on Como Avenue, between 10th and 23rd Avenues. The meeting will also cover proposed bike lanes on 15th Avenue SE, between Rollins and Como Avenues. The meeting will be held at 7:00 pm at Van Cleve Park Recreation Center (901 15th Avenue SE).

For more detail about the proposed layout, view the draft proposal (pdf). As part of this project, note that parking removal is being explored on Como Avenue between 18th and 22nd Avenues, north side only, as well as 15th Avenue SE between Rollins and Como Avenues, east side only.

Other Information

This project is part of the larger Bicycle Operations project, and was funded by the federal Non-Motorized Transportation Pilot Program.

Last updated Mar. 16, 2012