Location: 29th Avenue at Midtown Greenway
Photo by Joshua Houdek
City plans designate 29th Avenue as both a bicycle boulevard and a safe route for Seward students biking or walking to school. Traffic counts taken during the trial closure showed a reduction in traffic around the greenway as well as a few blocks away near the school, transportation planner Forrest Hardy told the committee.
The permanent closure involves installing low barriers both north and south of the greenway, with enough space on either side for bicycles to pass through. The barriers would be low enough to the ground that emergency vehicles could cross over them.Read more
Location: St. Anthony Parkway South to 10th Ave NE
Marshall St NE has been identified by the four adjoining neighborhood groups, Marshall Terrace, Bottineau, Sheridan, and St. Anthony West as a corridor that needs bicycle and pedestrian improvements.
County maintenance staff have identified that pavement on Marshall will need to be replaced in 3-5 years. The maintenance costs for this corridor are high because of the crumbling (literally) infrastructure, so reconstruction should happen sooner rather than later.Read more
Location: Hennepin Ave to 5th Ave Downtown
Hennepin County will finish its reconstruction of Washington Avenue from Hennepin Ave to 5th Ave in downtown Minneapolis in 2017.
Additionally, the County will re-stripe the lanes on Washington Avenue from 5th Ave to I-35W. This re striping will reduce the outlined portion of Washington from three lanes to two, leaving room for full-time parking and bikeway. It is a fantastic opportunity to extend the protected bikeway on the reconstructed segment almost to the University of Minnesota.Read more
The Southside Greenway Council met on Monday, February 27 to discuss the next steps of the Southside Greenway project. The meeting was hosted by a resident on the route and there was lots of good conversation among the community members who attended.Read more
Have you checked out the new and improved bike lanes on Minnehaha Ave? The construction was completed on November 12 and an opening ceremony was held to bring the community out to see the new changes. Activities included crafts for kids, cider and treats, speakers from the county, and a group bike ride to test out the bike lanes.Read more
Last night the Longfellow Community Council hosted a community meeting to bring together business owners, City of Minneapolis Public Works staff, and neighbors to discuss the proposed bike lane on 38th Street E between Minnehaha Avenue and West River Parkway. The Longfellow neighborhood currently has the largest gap between bikeways of anywhere in the entire city (no dedicated bikeway between the Midtown Greenway and Minnehaha Park - 42nd St is mostly sharrows, which do nothing for safety). Bike lanes on 38th Street can change that. The route is included on the Minneapolis Bicycle Master Plan, and is scheduled to be resurfaced next year, so this is a great opportunity to add bike lane striping as part of that larger project.Read more
Thanks to Council Member Blong Yang for hosting a listening session on the temporary North Minneapolis Greenway demonstration segment. CM Yang held his event on Monday, August 1, and several neighbors showed up to provide feedback.
Photo by Northside Greenway CouncilRead more
Have you heard the news? This past year, community partners have been working on the possibility of a Southside Greenway that would create a north-south connection through South Minneapolis. The Greenway would hope to feature bike boulevards, protected bikeways, partial greenways, and full greenways! This community led project has quarterly meetings and the most recent one took place last Wednesday. The Southside Greenway Exploratory Committee met on July 20th to discuss plans for upcoming community engagement events and for a tour of part of the proposed Greenway route.
Temporary North Minneapolis Greenway
This summer, you will be able to experience a temporary "pop-up" demonstration of what the Greenway concept could look like in North Minneapolis. Starting June 1, a temporary greenway will be installed on the 3000-3500 blocks of Irving Ave N. Current plans call for the temporary greenway to be in place for a year so the community can assess interest in a permanent greenway.
The temporary greenway provides a unique and exciting opportunity to engage the community around the pop up greenway, and what their reactions are to the concept. There are information sessions, grants for individuals wanting to do engagement, installation activities, and a GRAND opening. Please read further for more information!
"Full Greenway" concept renderingRead more
There is an important public meeting about Hennepin Avenue on April 25. Please come and share your thoughts! We hope to see protected bike lanes as well as improvements for walking. Here's a look at the draft concept the City will be sharing Monday--it includes protected bike lanes!--and some thoughts on how details really matter for Hennepin.Read more