Queen Avenue North Bicycle Boulevard
(44th Avenue North to Bassett's Creek)
A bicycle boulevard will be added to Queen Ave N from 44th Ave N to Bassett's Creek. The purpose of the project is accomplish the following:
- Mitigate lack of bicycle lanes on Penn Avenue
- Provide a safe non-motorized connection to parks and schools
- Provide direct low impact north/south non-motorized route
- Provide traffic calming for residents
The proposed project will create a bicycle boulevard along Queen Ave North for approximately 5.0 miles in North Minneapolis extending from 44th Avenue N to Glenwood Avenue. This segment is currently a low volume local street serving as a parallel route to Penn Avenue. The corridor will receive bicycle boulevard treatments, intersection improvements, and traffic calming measures. The project will also include Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) improvements to any intersection receiving upgrades.
Queen Avenue North from 44th Ave N to Glenwood Ave
2019: Preliminary Design
Winter 2020: Layout Approval
Spring-Summer 2020: Final Design
The project will include the following:
- New pavement markings
- Addition of new pedestrian ramps at intersections
- Traffic calming at select locations
- Connections to parks and schools
- Project does not require parking loss in most segments
This project has a budget of 2.125 million, funded with Federal funds, City Net Debt Bonds, and Hennepin County Funds.
An existing bicycle boulevard shows the bicycle boulevard pavement marking.
This median on Queen Ave N makes for a safer crossing location.
This traffic circle calms traffic for residents on Queen Ave N.
December 26, 2018 Update:
Preliminary design meetings with neighborhood groups occurred in late 2018. Additional public engagement will occur in early 2019 before a final layout is taken before the City Council in March 2019.
Simon Blenski, Project Planner; 612-673-5012 or [email protected]
Bill Fellows, Project Engineer; 612-673-5661 or [email protected]
Last updated Mar 26, 2019