Bicycle Operations

Project Limits:

Multiple corridors – approximately 30 miles of streets

Project Type:

The Bicycle Operations project will re-stripe approximately 15 corridors in Minneapolis to better accommodate bicyclists. This will include bike lanes, marked/shared lanes, and bike boulevard treatments. Signing and some signal improvements will be included.

Project Start Date:

September 2008

Length of Program:

Project work is anticipated to be completed in 2010.

Project Manager:

Shaun Murphy

612-333-2450

shaun.murphy@minneapolismn.gov

Project Updates:

March 22, 2011

Sub-project updates for Bicycle Operations can now be accessed by visiting the New Projects website. In 2010, project work began on Minnehaha/20th Avenues, 27th Avenue SE, and 10th Avenue SE. All other work is planned for completion in 2011. The project has been advertised to contractors for bids, and a bid award will be made in early April.

February 18, 2010

On Wednesday, February 24th, Public Works will host a public meeting (pdf) to present the draft proposal of bike lanes on Como Avenue, between 11th and 23rd Avenues. The meeting will also cover proposed bike lanes on 15th Avenue SE, between Rollins and Como Avenues. The meeting will be held at 7:00 pm at Van Cleve Park Recreation Center (901 15th Avenue SE).

For more detail about the proposed layout, view the draft proposal (pdf). As part of this project, note that parking removal is being explored on Como Avenue between 18th and 22nd Avenues, north side only, as well as 15th Avenue SE between Rollins and Como Avenues, east side only.

January 25, 2010

Public meetings for the bicycle boulevard projects have been scheduled. Each now has its own website:

5th Street NE

22nd Avenue NE

Bryant Avenue S

August 27, 2009

The project memo and plan sets for 27th Avenue SE, Glenwood Avenue, Minnehaha/20th Avenues S, 10th Avenue SE, and 19th Avenue S were submitted to MnDOT on July 17th. Public meetings were held for all 5 projects in June. All projects received general support from meeting attendees with the exception of Glenwood Avenue, where the removal of parking was a significant concern. Glenwood Avenue plan sets will be revised to reflect a desired compromise between all interested parties (City, County, neighborhood stakeholders, TLC). Implementation of these 5 projects is now anticipated for 2010, because federal monies have not yet been released. Portions of the 27th Avenue SE and Minnehaha/20th Avenues S projects are anticipated for completion this fall, within the existing City budget. Design of the remaining 12 projects has begun, with 7th Street N nearly complete. Standards for Minneapolis bicycle boulevards will be developed. A kickoff meeting has been scheduled for September.

June 19, 2009

On Monday, June 29th, Public Works will host a project summary (pdf) for the changes is also available for review.

The meeting will be held at 6:30 pm at Harrison Park Recreation Center (501 Irving Avenue N). A bicycle ride will also take place before the meeting at 5:30 pm to tour the proposed bike lanes. Meet at the intersection of Glenwood/Royalston/12th St N, next to the Cedar Lake Trailhead at the northeast corner.

If you would like to provide feedback (or if you have questions) on the proposed changes, please fill out our online feedback form, or contact Shaun Murphy at 612-333-2450 or shaun.murphy@minneapolismn.gov. Your comments will help inform the project team as they draft a final proposal.

June 15, 2009

On Thursday, June 18th, Public Works will host a project summary (pdf) for the changes is also available for review.

The meeting will be held at 6:30 pm at St. Frances Cabrini Church (1500 Franklin Avenue SE). A bicycle ride will also take place before the meeting at 5:45 pm to tour the proposed bike lanes. Meet at the 5 Corners intersection of 27th/Franklin/East River Parkway next to the stairway at the southwest corner and bring a bicycle.

If you would like to provide feedback (or if you have questions) on the proposed changes, please fill out our online feedback form, or contact Shaun Murphy at 612-333-2450 or shaun.murphy@minneapolismn.gov. Your comments will help inform the project team as they draft a final proposal.

June 5, 2009

On Wednesday, June 10th, Public Works will host a public meeting (pdf) to present the draft proposal for new bicycle lanes on 4 street segments. The meeting will be held at 6:00 pm in Room 114 of the Oren Gateway Center at Augsburg College. A bicycle ride will also take place before the meeting at 5:15 pm to tour the proposed bike lanes. Meet at the old North Country Co-op and bring a bicycle.

Proposed striping changes are detailed here:

If you would like to provide feedback (or if you have questions) on the proposed changes, please fill out our online feedback form, or contact Shaun Murphy at 612-333-2450 or shaun.murphy@minneapolismn.gov. Your comments will help inform the project team as they draft a final proposal.

April 30, 2009

Since the last update SEH was hired to work on the project. Preliminary detailed layouts for 27th Avenue SE, Glenwood Avenue, Minnehaha/20th Avenues S, 10th Avenue SE, and 19th Avenue S are circulating internally and with the County. These 5 sub-projects will probably be completed this summer. Permissions for environmental and historical review for these 5 sub-projects have already been submitted to MnDOT. Public meetings are anticipated to be held in May. Design of the remaining 12 projects should be beginning later this summer, with the balance of construction to take place in 2010. Standards for Minneapolis bicycle boulevards will be developed with the assistance of Alliant Engineering, beginning in May.

January 9, 2009

The preliminary detailed layouts for the 27th Avenue SE, Glenwood Avenue, and Minnehaha/20th Avenues S sub-projects are complete. Public Works staff has set up a meeting for January 14th with Hennepin County staff to come to consensus on the layouts. Afterward public meetings will be scheduled. Work has begun on the 14th/15th/16th sub-project. Preliminary designs for all of the projects are scheduled to be completed by May 31st. Additional resources are being brought in to speed up this design phase. Anticipated completion of construction for the majority of the projects is scheduled for fall of 2009. This is a change over the previous update, where it was expected that all projects would be completed this fall. The next update will contain a more detailed schedule for the entire Bicycle Operations project.

October 29, 2008

The 3rd iteration of a project memo was submitted in September. MnDOT notified the City today that we are authorized to proceed with work. The City had begun in-kind work on the project in late August, with layouts nearly complete on the 27th Avenue SE, Glenwood Avenue, and Minnehaha/20th Avenues S sub-projects. The City has begun to work with Hennepin County and City Council members to approve layouts and schedule public meetings. Public meetings will be scheduled this winter for the 3 aforementioned sub-projects, as well as a majority of the remainder 14 sub-projects. Anticipated completion of the project is scheduled for Fall of 2009.

Related Links:

Bike Boulevard Information

Map of all Funded Bikeways (pdf)

City of Minneapolis Bicycling

Last updated Apr. 19, 2012