38th Street East Bikeway
Minneapolis Public Works is committed to working with the greater Longfellow community to evaluate the impact of the 38th Street bike lanes. As a part of this effort, the City is conducting an evaluation of safety, mobility, access, and commercial activity along 38th Street East. This evaluation will allow staff to collect information about how people are using the corridor before and after the bike lanes are installed in August 2017.
Please consider taking a brief survey at this link.
Bike lane signing and striping
Minnehaha Avenue South to West River Parkway
Construction Start Date
Mill & Overlay scheduled August 7th - 10th, 2017. Bikeway lane striping scheduled week of August 21st and finished with bike symbols by late-August to early-September 2017.
Please email comments to: 38thStBikeway@minneapolismn.gov
Letter to Residents Updated 5-18-17
38th St E Layout (pdf) Updated 5-5-17
38th Street East Bikeway Info Sheet (pdf) Updated 5-5-17
38th St E Parking Capacity Information (pdf) Updated 5-5-17
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 popular 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 have been considered and are incorporated into the recommended layout. For more information on parking capacity along the corridor, please see the document at the link provided: 38th St E Parking Capacity Information
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 co-hosted a second project on May 9th with Longfellow Community Council. A staff-recommended concept was presented to the public at that meeting and feedback was taken.
Last updated Aug 21, 2017