5th Street S.E. is a narrow street that connects Dinkytown with Central Ave. The road is has an southeastbound lane for all traffic and a contraflow bike only lane for northwestbound traffic. This is an important connector to the University of Minnesota for those who don’t feel comfortable on the 3-lane one-way traffic on 4th Street. The problem is that 5th is marked one-way, even though it is not. The concern is that cross traffic, seeing the one-way signs, will not look the “wrong” way to see bikers in the bike lane.
Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition will be working with Minneapolis Public Works to get the one-way signs removed and proper restricted use signs installed.