City, Metro Transit partnering on three bus lane projects  

The City of Minneapolis and Metro Transit are moving forward with plans to bring bus lanes to sections of three busy transit corridors to improve service reliability.

Bus lanes will be permanently implemented on a portion of Hennepin Avenue between Franklin Avenue and Lake Street during peak weekday periods beginning this fall. Bus lanes will also be permanently implemented on southbound Chicago Avenue, from East 28th Street to the Chicago/Lake Transit Center, and piloted on Nicollet Avenue, from Lake Street to Franklin Avenue, later this year.

The projects are moving forward following a successful 2018 pilot of bus lanes on Hennepin Avenue. The bus lanes will be specially painted. Signs will indicate parking restrictions that will be in effect during peak hours.

Lessons learned will help inform work on the Minneapolis Transportation Action Plan, a 10-year plan to implement the transportation visions outlined in the Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan.

The bus lane projects are supported by the City’s participation in the Bloomberg Philanthropies’ American Cities Climate Challenge. The City of Minneapolis is one of 25 cities participating in the challenge, a two-year acceleration program that provides cities new resources to tackle carbon reduction goals.

 

Published Jul 16, 2019

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