Dowling Ave N Bikeway

Project Type

Bike lanes

Project Limits

Dowling Ave N between Xerxes Ave N and Washington Ave N

Construction Start Date

Planned for 2014

Contact Information

Simon Blenski, 612-673-5012 or

Project Details

Dowling Ave N between Thomas Ave N and Washington Ave N will be seal coated in 2014. The street reconditioning project allows for a logical time to reconfigure lane striping and implement projects identified in the 2011 Minneapolis Bicycle Master Plan.

Project Layout

Information to come

Project Updates

June 24, 2014

To accommodate bike lanes on Dowling Ave N, parking changes are proposed. The changes were shared with the five neighborhood organizations along the project corridor. A flyer was also distributed to all abutting properties along Dowling Ave N between Xerxes Ave N and Washington Ave N.

Dowling Ave N proposed parking changes flyer (pdf)

The proposed NO PARKING locations include:

The proposed parking changes and bike lane striping would occur following the seal coating project in late July of 2014.

June 6, 2014

Project staff meet with the Victory neighborhood on May 28, the Folwell neighborhood on June 2, and the Webber-Camden neighborhood on June 5.

May 27, 2014

Project staff met with the McKinley Neighborhood on May 5 and the Cleveland Neighborhood on May 12 to share project concepts and discuss the proposed parking removal. Project staff will meet with the remaining three neighborhood organizations (Folwell, Webber-Camden, and Victory) and other interested stakeholders over the next two weeks.

March 31, 2014

Initial scoping has determined that bike lanes can be installed on Dowling Ave N between Thomas Ave N and Washington Ave N if parking is removed from one side of the street. Advisory bike lanes can be installed on Dowling Ave N between Xerxes Ave N and Thomas Ave N if parking is removed from both sides of the street. Public Works has shared these options with Council Member Johnson and Ward 4 staff. Public Works is currently conducting parking counts to assess parking demand along the corridor.


Last updated Jan 26, 2015