More updates from the University Ave/4th St SE May Stakeholder Meeting

In preparation for protected bikeways on University and possibly 4th St SE, between 10th St and Oak St., the city is leading the outreach and has convened a stakeholder group. The stakeholder group, comprised of business owners along the corridor, students & faculty at UMN, staff involved in transportation and planning on campus and community groups, were invited to share their experiences interacting with this corridor.

In general, the discussion has been about the possibility of a two-way protected bikeway on University, or a pair of one-way protected bikeways on University and 4th.

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The first stakeholder meeting recap is here. We also have updates from November and February.

In May, the formal University Ave/4th SE stakeholder group met again to hear updates from City and County staff about the project and take the first look at preliminary plans.

The City has released illustrations of different sections of the project. Below you can see the two of the options currently being discussed for the intersection  of University and 15th Ave SE. 

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You can see this document to view options for different sections of the project illustrated.

Next steps

An open house for the public is in the process of being planned by the city. Be sure to keep an eye out for updates on Our Streets Minneapolis social media as well as emails. The open house will provide materials about the project and information about timeline, next steps, etc. City, County, and our staff will be present to answer your questions and collect feedback.

Do you want to make our streets better?

Do you walk, bike, or roll in this corridor? Are you interested in giving more input on projects in the University of Minnesota area? We will be gathering a group of volunteers to talk about projects like this one, the connection between the Stinson Trail to 15th Ave., and the Oak St. connection in early July.  Please get in touch if you’re interested in becoming involved with shaping these projects!

 

This project is a collaboration of the City of Minneapolis, Hennepin County, and MnDOT. For questions or comments, please contact

Simon Blenski, City of Minneapolis, simon.blenksi@minneapolismn.gov

Bob Byers, Hennepin County, robert.byers@hennepin.us

Mackenzie Turner Bargen, MnDOT, mackenzie.turnerbargen@state.mn.us