Types of Bikeways

Trails

Trails.jpgBike trails offer comfort and convenience

Trails are completely separated from roads and used only by bicycles and pedestrians. In Minneapolis, the trails around Lake Calhoun, Lake Harriet, Lake Nokomis and the Kenilworth and Cedar Lake trails fall into this category.

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Greenways

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A car-free boulevard for bikes and pedestrians

Greenways provide a car-free space for bikes and pedestrians with added green space. Greenways can come in different shapes and forms and there are a few examples of different types of greenways in Minneapolis.

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Protected Bike Lanes

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Photo Credit: Brendon Slotterback

Protected bike lanes add safety and comfort

Protected bike lanes put a physical barrier between traffic and bicyclists. The barrier could be a curb, flexible posts, planters or some other barrier that provides separation from moving cars.

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