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U of M Protected Bikeways

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Project Overview

Project Limits:

Project Schedule:

Duration of Construction: TBD

Traffic Impact: TBD

Project Background:

In 2019, Minneapolis Public Works is proposing to install 2.6 miles of protected bikeways connecting the University of Minnesota and the surrounding neighborhoods of Como, Marcy Holmes, and Cedar Riverside. Between 400 and 4,000 people currently bike along this corridor each day, making it the highest demand area for bicycling in the city. The project aims to improve many existing bike lanes and complete important gaps in city’s bikeway network. 

What is a protected bikeway?

Not everyone feels comfortable and safe riding on a busy street, even with a regular bike lane. A protected bikeway creates a more comfortable space to ride that is physically separated from motor vehicle traffic. A separated facility can attract a wider demographic of riders and the City sees protected bikeways as an important tool to increase bicycling in Minneapolis. 

Most of this project is proposed to include a protected bikeway design with short segments of bike boulevard, trail, and conventional bike lanes. 

Project Goals

Parking Changes are Proposed

To install a dedicated bikeway, existing on-street parking must be removed on three blocks in the Como neighborhood:

Public Works is in the process of gathering feedback on the proposed changes and understanding what alternative on-street or off-street parking options exist for adjacent residents.

 

Project Documents

Project Fact Sheet - Updated 9/13/17

Presentation to SECIA - Updated 4/20/17

Preliminary Concept South Segment (10th Ave SE, 19th Ave S, 4th St S, 20th Ave S) - Updated 9/13/17

Preliminary Concept North Segment (15th Ave SE, Rollins Ave SE, 18th Ave SE) - Updated 9/13/17

Meetings

Minneapolis Bicycle Advisory Committee

April 18, 2017, 4:00 p.m.

Colonial Warehouse Building, 212 3rd Avenue N, Suite 404

Marcy Holmes Neighborhood Association

April 18, 2017, 6:30 p.m.

Pillsbury A-Mill, 315 Main Street SE

Minneapolis Pedestrian Advisory Committee

April 20, 2017, 4:30 p.m. 

Minneapolis City Hall, Room 212 

Southeast Como Improvement Association 

April 20, 2017, 6:30 p.m.

Van Cleve Park Recreation Center

Project Updates

Future updates will be posted here. 

Contacts

Simon Blenski, Project Planner, 612-673-5012 or simon.blenski@minneapolismn.gov 

Adam Hayow, Project Planner, 612-673-21724 or adam.hayow@minneapolismn.gov 

Last updated Sep 25, 2017

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