Project Evaluation 

Hennepin Avenue Green Shared Lanes

In 2011, the shared bus-bike-right turn lanes on Hennepin Avenue between Washington Avenue and 12th Street were enhanced to include green shared lane markings. Public Works received approval from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to install the markings as colored bicycle markings were considered an experimental design at the time of implementation. To fulfill the conditions of the FHWA approval, Public Works monitored bicyclist and motorist behavior, the safety of bicyclists, and user perception. The results are documented the report Hennepin Avenue Green Shared Lane Study. 

Non-Motorized Transportation Pilot Program Evaluation

Several projects funded by the Non-Motorized Transportation Pilot Program (NTPP) used innovative treatments and designs as a means to improve the safety and experience for people riding bicycles. Minneapolis Public Works installed and evaluated 16 bicycle treatments and street design elements in 2011 and 2013. Projects underwent a thorough evaluation process including monitoring safety, operations, and user behavior, and also soliciting user feedback.

The report Evaluation of Bicycle Traffic Control Devices and Street Design Elements in Minneapolis, documents how the individual treatments and street design elements functioned in the context of each project location. 

Evaluation of Bicycle Traffic Control Devices and Street Design Elements in Minneapolis – Full Report

Executive Summary and Table of Contents

Chapter 1 – Introduction

Chapter 2 – Evaluation Plan and Methods

Chapter 3 – Colored Bicycle Lane Conflict Zone: Various Locations

Chapter 4 – Colored Crosswalk: Various Locations

Chapter 5 – Enhanced Shared Lane Markings: LaSalle Avenue South

Chapter 6 – Intermittent Colored Background for Shared Lane Markings: Bryant Avenue South

Chapter 7 – Advisory Bicycle Lanes: Grant Street East/14th Street East

Chapter 8 – Bicycle Signal Indications: 5th Street Northeast at Broadway Street Northeast

Chapter 9 – Travel Lane Width on a Two-Way Street: Bloomington Avenue South

Chapter 10 – Travel Lane Width and Parking Lane Width on a Two-Way Street: 24th Street East

Chapter 11 – Travel Lane Width and Parking Lane Width on a Two-Way Street: Como Avenue Southeast

Chapter 12 – Travel Lane Width and Parking Lane Width on a Two-Way Street: 15th Street West

Chapter 13 – Curb Reaction Width, Travel Lane Width, and Parking Lane Width on a Two-Way Street: 1st Avenue South

Chapter 14 – Number of Travel Lanes Required on a One-Way Street: Fremont Avenue North

Chapter 15 – Number of Travel Lanes Required on a One-Way Street: 1st Avenue South

Chapter 16 – Colored Bicycle Lane Conflict Zone: Various Locations

Chapter 17 – 25 MPH Posted Speed Limit: 15th Avenue Southeast

Last updated Mar 13, 2017

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