Join the official launch event for the Bikeways for Everyone campaign to add 30 new miles of protected bikeways in Minneapolis by 2020. Learn about how Bikeways for Everyone can help make safer streets and create more connected communities that benefit everyone in our city. Hear personal stories about the potential impact of such a network, learn how you can get involved, and offer your feedback on where priority routes should be in the City.
Tuesday, April 29
Open Book (1011 Washington Avenue South)
Free appetizers, wine, and beer will be available.
The City has delayed repaving and other improvements to 26th and 28th Streets in the Phillips neighborhood until 2015 and 2016. Adding protected bike lanes to these streets is still very much a part of the mix.
The delay is to allow time for more extensive community engagement around the future of these streets all the way from Hiawatha Avenue to Hennepin Avenue. Our understanding is that the City will likely be doing a series of 3 public meetings this summer to help shape final designs for these streets.
There are certainly many opportunities for improvements to address safety concerns (for people walking, biking, and driving), make the streets less of a barrier in the neighborhoods, and reduce speeding. Those include adding a protected bike lane, providing bump outs, narrowing traffic lanes, and improving crosswalks.
We'll keep you update as the public process for these streets begins.
A crowd packed the Pohlad Auditorium at Central Library on Wednesday night to see the latest ideas for redesigning Nicollet Mall into a corridor that will stretch from Loring Park to the Mississippi.
Protected bike lanes were shown in the winning competition drawings created by James Corner Field Operations, the firm that designed the High Line in Manhattan. Minneapolis’s Climate Action Plan, which was approved by the City Council last June calls for adding 30 miles of protected bikeways by 2020. The Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition is working to support this goal.Read more