Project: University Ave/4th St SE

 

Location: Between 10th St and Oak St

 

Pop-Up Bikeway at Open Streets 2015The City is leading the outreach, working with County. Simon Blenski is the lead at the City. A group of stakeholders has been formed that includes businesses in the corridor, UMN student groups, and staff at the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition.

 

Preliminary options

 

 

One-way protected bikeways on 4th

and University between Oak St and 10th

      • 1-way Protected BikewayProtected bikeways make people feel safer and more comfortable on the road, and UMN area has the highest bike traffic in the city
      • Could support businesses on 4th St with extra bike traffic
      • To add a protected bikeway, lanes would have to be narrowed a little, which would add traffic calming
      • This option would not alleviate wrong-way biking on University
      • Separation would be plastic posts for cost effectiveness

 

Two-way protected bikeways on

University between Oak St and 10th 

      • 2-way Protected BikewayThere are currently three lanes and a bike lane on University
      • Traffic calming on University, either by narrowing or removing lanes
      • We won’t know the full impacts of these two option until the parking study is released (late March 2017)

 

Two lanes

      • If the traffic study shows that there would be minimal back ups, two lanes of traffic would be an option
      • Wider protected bike lane
      • Full lane of parking added in some areas

 

Three lanes

      • If lanes are narrowed, three lanes could maybe be preserved
      • Protected bikeways make people feel safer and more comfortable on the road, and UMN area has the highest bike traffic in the city
      • People ride the wrong way on University right now, a two-way would alleviate that behavior
      • Narrow protected bikeway
      • Some parking removal in areas

 


 

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.

University Ave (1-way protected bikeway) media-20170621_(1).png


Location: Between 10th St and Oak St

 

Pop-Up Bikeway at Open Streets 2015The City is leading the outreach, working with County. Simon Blenski is the lead at the City. A group of stakeholders has been formed that includes businesses in the corridor, UMN student groups, and staff at the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition.

 


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