The first-ever Minneapolis planter protected bikeway may be installed next year on 3rd Avenue S Downtown! It's part of a broader plan to redesign 3rd Avenue as a greener, safer connection for biking and walking connecting the Convention Center (and points south) with the River (and points NE).
Project: Southside Greenway
10th, 11th, or 12th Ave - Downtown to Richfield
The Southside Greenway project is looking into community support for a safe and inviting route which would connect 12 parks in Downtown and South Minneapolis, using the concept of a "greenway," where cars are not the number one priority. The concept of a "full greenway" converts a residential street to a neighborhood park. This project is in the early planning and surveying stage, and an exact route has not yet been selected by the community.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition applauded a proposal introduced today at the Minneapolis City Council Transportation and Public Works Committee to refine last year’s two-way conversions of Hennepin and First Avenue.
“The proposed changes to Hennepin and First will be a huge improvement for people bicycling into downtown,” said Lisa Bender, a founder of the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition. “These changes reflect the strong commitment of City staff and leadership to ensure that bicycling is a safe and convenient option for people traveling into downtown.”Read more