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U of M Protected Bikeways

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. 

 UofM Protected Bikeways map_simple

Project Status

Project Status: Construction

Overview

Project Limits

*Proposed extension to 8th Street SE pending federal scope

Project Schedule

Duration of Construction

TBD

Traffic Impact

TBD 

Design

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 1/4/18

Presentation to SECIA - Updated 12/20/17

Presentation to SECIA - Updated 4/20/17

Council Approved Layout - South Segment (10th Ave SE, 19th Ave S, 4th St S, 20th Ave S) - Updated 2/13/18

Council Approved Layout - North Segment (15th Ave SE, Rollins Ave SE, 18th Ave SE) - Updated 2/13/18

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

Seward Neighborhood Group

June 13, 2017, 7:00 p.m.

Matthews Park Recreation Center

Minneapolis Bicycle Advisory Committee

September 19, 2017 4:00 p.m.

City Hall, 350 5th St S, Room 212

U of M Pop Up Event #1

September 26, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Coffman Union (lower level by Bookstore)

U of M Pop Up Event #2

October 4, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Coffman Union (lower level by Bookstore)

Seward Neighborhood Group

October 10, 2017, 7:00 p.m.

Matthews Park Recreation Center

Southeast Como Improvement Association 

December 20, 2017, 5:30 p.m.

Van Cleve Park Recreation Center

Minneapolis Bicycle Advisory Committee

January 16, 2018, 4:00 p.m.

City Hall, 350 5th St S, Room 212

Project Updates

Week of August 26, 2019

Work this week

  • Pavement marking and Striping at different location throughout the project

Work expected next week

  • Installing bike delineator post at various locations of the project
  • Wrapping up pavement marking and Striping on various locations of the project

If you have any questions or concerns please contact us.

Ayalew Getaneh, Construction Engineer
[email protected]
612-673- 6055 (office)  or 612-499-7557 (cell)

Iskandar Umar, Chief Field Inspector
[email protected]
612-673-3204 (Office) or 612-368-5668 (cell)

Work in progress

U of M Bikeways Construction Progress Photos 8-29-19_1

U of M Bikeways Construction Progress Photos 8-29-19_2

U of M Bikeways Construction Progress Photos 8-29-19_3

Week of August 19, 2019

Work in the past two weeks

Over the last two weeks, we have completed the following work:

  • Upgrading signal systems
  • Restorations at various locations
  • Excess seal coating chips materials swept
  • pavement marking removal throughout the project locations

Work expected this week (week of August 19)

  • Pavement marking and Striping on various locations of the project
  • Project wrapping up

If you have any questions or concerns please contact us.

Ayalew Getaneh, Construction Engineer
[email protected]
612-673- 6055 (office)  or 612-499-7557 (cell)

Iskandar Umar, Chief Field Inspector
[email protected]
612-673-3204 (Office) or 612-368-5668 (cell)

Work in progress

U of M Protected Bikeway Photo 8-12-19_1

Week of August 5, 2019

Work in the past two weeks

For the last two weeks we have been focused on the following three locations/intersections:

  • Various locations for signal system upgrade
  • Seal coating on, 20th Ave, 10th Ave, and 15th Ave

Work completed:

  • July 31st seal coating done on 20th Ave S, 10th Ave SE between (University Ave SE & 8th ST SE), and 15th Ave SE between (University Ave SE & 6th St SE)
  • Signal systems work carried out throughout the entire project
  • Temp signal system up and running at 10th Ave SE & University Ave SE
  • All concrete work completed on this project as of the 2nd of August

Work expected this week (week of August 5)

  • Upgrading signal systems by will continue.
  • Restorations at various locations
  • Signing and striping work planned to start next week
  • Excess seal coating materials to be swept on the 5th of August

If you have any questions or concerns please contact us.

Ayalew Getaneh, Construction Engineer
[email protected]
612-673- 6055 (office)  or 612-499-7557 (cell)

Iskandar Umar, Chief Field Inspector
[email protected]
612-673-3204 (Office) or 612-368-5668 (cell)

Work in progress

U of M Protected Bikeways Photo 8-2-19_1

Sealcoating at the corner of 10th Ave SE and University Ave SE

U of M Protected Bikeways Photo 8-2-19_2

Concrete poured at the northeast corner of 10th Ave SE and University Ave SE

U of M Protected Bikeways Photo 8-2-19_3

Last piece of sidewalk poured at the southwest corner of 10th Ave SE and University Ave SE

Week of July 29, 2019

Work in the past two weeks

For the last two weeks we have been focused on the following three locations/intersections.

  • 10th Ave S and University
  • 15th Ave S (between University Ave and 4th ), and
  • Rollins Ave and 17th Ave S the Cut-through

Work Completed:

  • North bound and south bound bike lanes paved
  • 15th Ave construction completed and open to traffic
  • 17th & Rollins Ave restored with topsoil awaiting sod
  • Pavement marking removal started
  • Temporary traffic signal system installed by city forces at 10th Ave & University Ave
  • Curb & gutter at the NE corner of 10th Ave and University Ave poured
  • Minor concrete rework completed at S Washington Ave & 19th Ave
  • Rollins Ave & 17th Ave SE sidewalks poured

Work expected this week (week of July 29)

  • Upgrading signal systems by will continue.
  • NE corner of 10th and University sidewalk will be installed
  • Seal coating operations to begin July 31st, followed by sweeping excess material of the road by August 5th.
  • Stripping planned for the 7th of August for the overall project

If you have any questions or concerns please contact us.

Ayalew Getaneh, Construction Engineer
[email protected]
612-673- 6055 (office)  or 612-499-7557 (cell)

Iskandar Umar, Chief Field Inspector
[email protected]
612-673-3204 (Office) or 612-368-5668 (cell)

Work in Progress

U of M Protected Bikeways Construction Photo 7-26-19_1

Pavement marking were removed at various locations.

U of M Protected Bikeways Construction Photo 7-26-19_2

Curb and gutter poured at the northeast corner of 10th Ave and University Ave

U of M Protected Bikeways Construction Photo 7-26-19_3

Concrete poured at the southeast corner of 10th Ave and University Ave

U of M Protected Bikeways Construction Photo 7-26-19_4

North- and southbound bike lanes completed at 15th Ave SE and University Ave; traffic control removed

Week of July 22, 2019

Work completed in the last two weeks (weeks of July 8 & 15)

For the last two weeks we have been focused on the following three locations/intersections:

  • 10th Ave S and University
  • 15th Ave S (between University  Ave and 4th), and
  • Rollins Ave and 17th Ave S the Cut-through

Work completed:

  • Removals carried out at 15th Ave SE west side
  • 15th Ave SE between University and 4th St protected bikeways installed.
  • 17th Ave SE & Rollins Ave bike path paved
  • Bit patching and restorations carried out at Rollins and 10th Ave
  • Electrical work carried out at 10th Ave SE corner, and signal pole base poured.
  • Video detection systems installed at 20th and Riverside, 19th and Riverside, and working on 19th and Washington.
  • Ped ramp and sidewalk at the SE corner of 10th Ave SE poured.

Work expected this week (week of July 22)

  • Upgrading signal systems by will continue.
  • NE corner of 10th and University sidewalk will be installed
  • Some minor concrete correction works and restoration will start. I would say 95% of the concrete work completed.
  • Signing and striping work will start

If you have any questions or concerns please contact us.

Ayalew Getaneh, Construction Engineer
[email protected]
612-673- 6055 (office)  or 612-499-7557 (cell)

Iskandar Umar, Chief Field Inspector
[email protected]
612-673-3204 (Office) or 612-368-5668 (cell)

Work in Progress

U of M Protected Bikeways Photo 7-23-19_1

Cut-through at Rollins and 17th St SE

U of M Protected Bikeways Photo 7-23-19_2

Northbound protected bikeways on 15th Ave SE between University Ave and 4th St SE

U of M Protected Bikeways Photo 7-23-19_4

Southbound protected bikeways ready to be installed on 15th Ave SE between University Ave and 4th St SE

Week of July 8, 2019

Work completed last week (week of July 1)

  • Saw cut on 10th Ave S and University Ave SE intersection
  • Saw cut at 15th Ave SE and University
  • Saw cut at Rollins Ave and 17th Ave SE intersection

Work expected this week (week of July 8)

  • Removal will start at:
    • 10th Ave S and University Ave SE (SE & NE corners)
    • 15th Ave SE between University Ave SE and 4th St SE
    • Rollins Ave and 17th Ave Se intersection (the cut - through)
  • Once removal completed, installation will start from 10th Ave S and University Ave intersection.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact us.

Ayalew Getaneh, Construction Engineer
[email protected]
612-673- 6055 (office)  or 612-499-7557 (cell)

Iskandar Umar, Chief Field Inspector
[email protected]
612-673-3204 (Office) or 612-368-5668 (cell)

Week of July 1, 2019

Work completed last week (week of June 24)

  • Pavement marking and temporary striping on 19th Ave S between 3rd St S and 4th St S
  • Pavement marking and temporary striping on 20th Ave S /approximately 400 ft from Cedar Ave to the beginning of the bridge over 94.
  • Bituminous patching around the newly constructed pavement and curbs & gutters.
  • At the three location the road is wide open for through traffic.

Work expected this week (week of July 1)

  • Saw cutting on 10th Ave S and University Ave SE intersection
  • Saw cutting at 15th Ave SE and University
  • Saw cutting at Rollins Ave and 17th Ave SE intersection
  • Removal will start the week of July 8th

Work in progress

U of M Bikeways Photo 7-1-2019_1

Bikeway on 19th Ave S near 4th St S

U of M Bikeways Photo 7-1-2019_2

Bikeway on 19th Ave S near 2nd St S

U of M Bikeways Photo 7-1-2019_3

Bikeway on 20th Ave S near Cedar and Franklin Ave

Week of June 24, 2019

Work completed last week (week of June 17)

On 19th Ave S near 4th St S; 19th Ave S near 2nd St S; and 20th Ave S near Cedar Ave:

  • Installation of protected bikeways completed
  • Curb and gutter installation completed
  • Sidewalk installation completed
  • Bus stop lane/ Bus pad on 19th Ave S near 2nd S installed
  • Bus stop lane/ Bus pad on 19th Ave S near 4th St S installed

Work expected this week (week of June 24)

  • Passengers platform at the bus stop on 19th near 4th St S
  • Passengers platform at the bus stop on 19th Ave S near 2nd St S will be installed
  • Road way bituminous patch to match the existing
  • Remove pavement marking and striping at the three locations
  • Temporary pavement marking and striping will be install till mill and over lay work done at the three locations.

Work in progress

UofM Bikeways Photo_5

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UofM Bikeways Photo_7

Week of June 17, 2019

Completed last week (week of June 10)

On 20th Ave near Cedar Ave / on 19th Ave S near S 2nd St / on 19th Ave S near S 4th St:

  • Pavement saw cutting and removal
  • Grading work and forming
  • Concrete work: Protected bikeways installed

Work expected this week (week of June 17)

On 20th Ave near Cedar Ave / on 19th Ave S near S 2nd St / on 19th Ave S near S 4th St

  • Install sidewalk panels
  • Install South Bus Concrete pad on 19th Ave S

Current Work Areas

19th and 2nd_Photo

19th and 4th St_Photo

20th and Cedar_Photo

Completed Work

U of M Bikeways Photo 6-18-19_1

U of M Bikeways Photo 6-18-19_2

U of M Bikeways Photo 6-18-19_3

Week of June 7, 2019

U of M protected Bikeways Project construction will start the coming Monday June 10, 2019.

Contacts

Simon Blenski, Project Planner, 612-673-5012 or [email protected] 

Adam Hayow, Project Planner, 612-673-21724 or [email protected] 

Ayalew Getaneh, Construction Engineer, 612-673-6055 or [email protected]

 

Last updated Aug 29, 2019

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