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First Avenue Walkway Pilot Project

Project Type

Temporary Sidewalk Expansion Test

Project Limits

1st Ave N, west side of the street between 5th St N and 6th N


Monday, August 10 to Monday, November 2

Contact Information

The City of Minneapolis is collecting comments and feedback.
Please share your thoughts by calling 311 or by emailing [email protected]

Project Details

The First Avenue Walkway Pilot Project is a temporary sidewalk expansion in Downtown Minneapolis’s Warehouse District.
The First Avenue Walkway Pilot Project is being implemented to test functionality and evaluate the impacts of providing additional pedestrian space on 1st Avenue.
Temporary sidewalk expansions are an innovative and cost effective way to add walkable pedestrian space to public streets. Temporary sidewalk expansions are streetscape and transportation enhancements, providing an economical and flexible solution for increased pedestrian space improving pedestrian safety during congested periods of use.
The First Avenue Walkway consists of interim materials including planters, paint, flexible posts, and signage. A pilot project using interim materials creates a flexible design and allows the City and its partners to be responsive, and make adjustments to the design as feedback and comments are collected from the community.
This pilot project is a partnership of the City of Minneapolis Public Works, Minneapolis DID, and the Warehouse District Business Association. 


Image: Interim Sidewalk Expansion, NACTO Urban Street Design Guide

Last updated Aug 7, 2015



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