Whittier/Lyndale bikeway

The City will enhance the bike connections between several neighborhoods in South Minneapolis and downtown.

Key information


2020 - 2022


Many locations in South Minneapolis and Downtown Minneapolis


Project overview

The project will improve existing bikeways on portions of:

  • 1st Avenue South
  • Blaisdell Avenue South
  • 28th Street

Proposed enhancements include:

  • A two-way bikeway with curb and bollard protection
  • Crossing improvements for pedestrians


Winter/Spring 2020

Develop project layout and seek input on bikeway design

Summer 2020

Present design to City Council for approval


Construction between 15th St. and Lake St.


Construction between Lake St. and 40th St.

View interactive map

Traffic impacts

We plan to begin work on the Whittier/Lyndale bikeway the week of September 7, 2021, beginning on the north end.

We will close and detour blocks for short periods of time as necessary.

Project documents and information

Whittier Lyndale Conceptual Design Blaisdell 1st Ave

Construction on the 28th Street and Blaisdell Avenue parts of the project will include concrete curbs and pedestrian medians.

Construction on the 1st Avenue portion of the project will include bollards and other quick-build methods, to get ready for the upcoming street reconstruction projects on 1st Avenue between Grant Street and Lake Street.Those projects are planned to begin in 2023.

Learn more about those street reconstruction projects, which will provide further opportunities for more bikeway and street safety upgrades, on the 1st Ave S (Franklin to Lake) and 1st Ave S (Franklin to Grant) project pages.

Open House Presentation Aug 2020

Engagement Summary Oct 2020

Existing Conditions



Virtual Open House August 27, 2020

On August 27, 2020, Public Works held a virtual Open House to share information about the Whittier/Lyndale bikeway project which includes portions of 1st Avenue S, 28th Street, and Blaisdell Avenue S. Staff presented on the draft project layout and held a question and answer section from attendees.

Project phase

This project is in progress, beginning the week of September 7, 2021.



In Progress


Contact us

Ryan Gottsleben

Engineer I
Public Works