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Glenwood Avenue

Final Glenwood Avenue Plans

Project Type

On-street bike lanes and shared lanes

Project Limits

Glenwood Avenue N – Xerxes Ave to 10th Street N

Construction Start Date


Contact Information

Shaun Murphy, (612) 333-2450 or [email protected]. Feedback can also be entered using our online form.

Project Details

Lane changes will include bike lanes in each direction on every block of the project, with the exception of the Russell Avenue to Gramercy Avenue segment.  Russell Avenue to Penn Avenue will have sharrows in both directions and Penn Avenue to Gramercy Avenue will have a bike lane in the westbound direction and sharrows in the eastbound direction.  An eastbound and a westbound travel lane will be removed between Cedar Lake Road and 12th Street N.  Left turn lanes will be added at Cedar Lake Road and Lyndale Avenue.  The bike lane between 12th Street and 10th Street will be switched from the left side to the right side.

Parking changes will take place between Cedar Lake Road and Lyndale Avenue N Southbound.  Parking will be removed on the south side.  Parking restrictions (currently parking is not allowed Monday-Friday, 4pm to 6pm) will be lifted on the north side.  Parking will also be added on the south side of Glenwood Avenue between Lyndale Avenue N Northbound and the bridge over the Cedar Lake Trail.

Striping will be in latex paint.  Bicycle symbols will be installed in poly preform tape.

Bike racks will be installed at fourteen locations.

Project Updates


September 14, 2012

In August the east section of Glenwood Avenue was seal coated between Bryant Avenue N and 10th Street N in order to provide a fresh surface for new pavement markings.  Later this fall pavement markings will be removed in the west section of Glenwood Avenue between Xerxes Avenue and Bryant Avenue (through a method called “water blasting”).  New lane lines will then be painted before winter.  The new lines will include bike lanes, one travel lane in each direction for autos, and left turn lanes at Cedar Lake Road and Lyndale Avenue.  Over the winter new signs and bicycle racks will appear.  Next summer Glenwood Avenue will be seal coated between Cedar Lake Road and Bryant Avenue, in order to complete a fresh surface for pavement markings (this section was not seal coated in 2012 in order to avoid conflict with 2012 water main rehabilitation work).  After all pavement surface work has been complete, bicycle symbols will be placed on the street surface in tape.

October 21, 2011

A new draft plan (pdf) is now available. The plan was shared with the Harrison Neighborhood Association earlier this month and will be reviewed at a public meeting which will be scheduled in the coming weeks. A summary (pdf) of how the latest draft plan differs from the earlier draft plan is also available.


August 16, 2010

Significant concerns over parking removal at last summer’s public meeting have delayed the project. Public works staff has worked over the past year to revise the draft plan to reflect a desired compromise between all interested parties (City, County, neighborhood stakeholders, Transit for Livable Communities).

As a result, the plans for the city-wide Bicycle Operations project, which have been approved by City, County, and MnDOT staff, do not include Glenwood Avenue. If a compromise is achieved the Glenwood Avenue bicycle project will be approved by these agencies at a later date.

June 19, 2009

On Monday, June 29th, Public Works will host a public meeting (pdf) to present the draft proposal for new bicycle lanes on Glenwood Avenue (pdf), between Xerxes and Royalston Avenues. A project summary (pdf) for the changes is also available for review.

The meeting will be held at 6:30 pm at Harrison Park Recreation Center (501 Irving Avenue N). A bicycle ride will also take place before the meeting at 5:30 pm to tour the proposed bike lanes. Meet at the intersection of Glenwood/Royalston/12th St N, next to the Cedar Lake Trailhead at the northeast corner.

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 Sep 17, 2012



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