38th Street East Bikeway
Bike lane signing and striping
Minnehaha Avenue South to West River Parkway
Construction Start Date
Please email comments to: 38thStBikeway@minneapolismn.gov
Public Meeting Presentation 11/30/16 (pdf) - Includes updated layout segments
In 2017, Minnaepolis Public Works has identified a resurfacing project on 38th Street East between Minnehaha Avenue South and West River Parkway. Resurfacing projects present an opportunity to implement bikeways as indicated on the City’s Bicycle Master Plan. The bikeway component is an independent project and is not the primary reason for the resurfacing project, such that the timeline of the resurfacing project was not dictated by the bicycle improvement. Bikeway projects often take advantage of these types of opportunities to improve conditions for people bicycling.
This project would provide dedicated bike lanes on 38th Street East with a direct connection to existing north-south bicycle facilities on Minnehaha Avenue South, Hiawatha LRT Trail, and on West River Parkway. The bikeway would also connect to the Blue Line LRT station at 38th Street East, enhance multimodal connectivity, calm traffic through narrower traffic lanes, and offer connections to schools (e.g.,Howe and Dowling). The 38th Street East corridor is one of a few uninterrupted east-west routes connecting Hiawatha Avenue to West River Parkway, allowing for a direct route to pupular destinations and transit connections.
Parking Changes are Proposed
There is currently parking on one side of 38th St E for most of this project corridor. In order to install dedicated bike lanes, parking must be removed on both sides of the street. Parking, delivery, and loading accommodations are being taken into consideration for further evaluation at the 42nd Avenue South business node, where the street is wider.
An initial project meeting was hosted by the Longfellow Community Council (LCC) on Nov 30th, 2016. Since that time, Public Works has been meeting with business owners, residents, and stakeholders along the corridor to address concerns over parking, delivery, and loading accomondations.
Public Works staff is working closely with LCC to host a second project meeting in early May. More details will be provided as they become available. A recommended concept will be presented to the public at that meeting.
Last updated Mar 21, 2017