The reconstruction of Hennepin Ave S from W Lake Street to Douglas Ave presents an opportunity for us to create a street that truly puts people first. The City of Minneapolis has presented us with two options for a future layout.
Layout Option 1 includes bike lanes, transit lanes and adequate pedestrian infrastructure.
Layout Option 2 does not allow for bike lanes on the street.
Of these two options, only Layout Option 1 will help us achieve our goals of making walking, biking and rolling easy and comfortable on Hennepin Avenue.
We need to let the City of Minneapolis know that Option 1 is the only acceptable layout for the street. There are two ways to do this:
Take this city survey by Friday, April 16th. Be sure to select Layout Option 1 as your preferred option in the survey.
- Let your city council member know that you support Layout Option 1. You can say something like “My name is ______ and I live in Ward ___. I believe that the reconstruction of Hennepin Avenue is an unprecedented opportunity for our city to create a street that truly puts people first. I believe that bikes belong on Hennepin Avenue and therefore only support the design Option 1 presented by the city”.
The following is a guest blog post by local bike attorney Dan Brazil of Brazil Law Group. Brazil Law Group is a sponsor of Our Streets Minneapolis.
There’s a light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel. As vaccines begin rolling out across the country, we can start to see the initial signs of life returning to normal. Although this is a welcome change, many of us will choose to reenter the world with ease and caution. I think biking is a great way to do just that.Read more
April 01, 2021
Lyndale Ave S from Franklin Ave to 31st St is one of the most dangerous stretches for people biking, walking, rolling, and driving in Minneapolis. And it’s like that by design.
Lyndale Ave S is currently a four lane undivided street. This means that this part of Lyndale Ave S has two car lanes in each direction without a median between them. This configuration is known to cause higher rates of traffic crashes.Read more
March 31, 2021