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University Ave SE/4th St SE Protected Bikeway Study



Project Details


Project Overview:

The City of Minneapolis, Hennepin County, and MnDOT are evaluating ways to install a protected bikeway along University Avenue SE and/or 4th Street SE between Central Avenue SE and Oak Street SE. This is one of the busiest street locations for biking in the city and the Minneapolis Bicycle Master Plan identifies a future protected bikeway along this corridor. A protected bikeway will provide physical separation between bicycle traffic and motor vehicle traffic. 

The purpose of the study is to evaluate different protected bikeway alternatives, understand related impacts and opportunities along the corridor, and identify a preferred configuration that could be installed in coordination with street maintenance projects programmed in 2018 and 2019.

Two primary alternatives are being explored:




Project Documents

Project Fact Sheet

Stakeholder Group Meetings 

April 4, 2017

May 8, 2017

Other Meetings

September 22, 2016 - University District Alliance

October 1, 2016 - University Open Streets

November 4, 2016 - Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition Stakeholder Group

January 17, 2017 - Minneapolis Bicycle Advisory Committee

February 6, 2017 - Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition Stakeholder Group

February 27, 2017 - Hennepin County Bicycle Advisory Committee

March 23, 2017 - Marcy-Holmes Neighborhood Association Transportation Committee

April 4, 2017 - University Ave SE/4th St SE Protected Bikeway Study Stakeholder Group

May 8, 2017 - University Ave SE/4th St SE Protected Bikeway Study Stakeholder Group

Project Updates

Future updates will be posted here.



Simon Blenski, City of Minneapolis, 612-673-5012 or [email protected] 

Bob Byers, Hennepin County, 612-596-0354 or [email protected]

Mackenzie Turner Bargen, MnDOT, 651-234-7879 or [email protected]


(Note: Project information may change due to scheduling, weather, or other factors outside of our control. Listings will be updated as new information becomes available.) Citizens concerned with pedestrian access during construction should contact the project manager directly.

Last updated May 16, 2017



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