Upton and Sheridan Avenues South

Possible Street Layouts (pdf), October 2012

Project Type

On-street bikeway (bike lanes and shared lane markings)

Project Limits

Sheridan Avenue from 39th Street West to Upton Avenue S.

Upton Avenue from Sheridan Avenue to 50th Street W

Construction Start Date

Spring 2013

Contact Information

David Peterson, (612) 333-1378 or david.peterson2@minneapolismn.gov. Feedback can also be entered using our online form.

Project Details

This project seeks to provide bicycle accommodation on Sheridan and Upton Avenues South in the Linden Hills and Fulton Neighborhoods. Bike lanes are planned for the section of Upton Avenue from 44th Street W to the V-intersection just north of 43rd Street W between Upton and Sheridan Avenues. Shared lane markings (also known as sharrows) are planned on Sheridan Avenue from the V-intersection with Upton north to 39th Street W. Shared lane markings are also planned on Upton Avenue from 44th Street W south to 50th Street W.

Shared lane markings are necessary due to width constraints on both Upton and Sheridan. The section of Upton between 44th Street and the V-intersection north of 43rd Street is wide enough to accommodate bike lanes with all existing parking and travel lanes.

What is a bike lane?

A bike lane is a dedicated travel space for bikes on the road. It is designated by white lines separating the bike lane from the motor vehicle travel lane and from the parking lane. Bike lanes are also marked with bike lane symbols. Learn more about bike lanes

Why is a sharrow (shared lane marking)?

Shared lane markings or “sharrows” (derived from “Shared” and “Arrows”) are pavement markings used to mark a designated bike route. Placed in the travel lane, they encourage bicyclists to ride in a safe position outside of the door zone (where driver’s side doors of parked cars open). Learn more about sharrows

Next Steps

Council Member Hodges has signed a To the Record Letter to proceed with this street marking project. Public Works crews will install the shared lane markings in summer and fall 2013. Marking should be complete by October 2013. 

Project Updates

August 16, 2012

The project has been shared with the Linden Hills Neighborhood Council.

October 2, 2012

Public Works held a public meeting at Linden Hill Park. Approximately 30 members of the community attended. 

August-September, 2013

Public Work crews are grooving locations for durable bike symbols on Upton and Sheridan Avenues. They will subsequently continue grooving on 42nd Street West and 44th Street West.

 Other Information

 

Last updated Sep. 11, 2013