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38th St E Bikeway Map38th Street East Bikeway

Project Type

Bike lane signing and striping

Project Limits

Minnehaha Avenue South to West River Parkway

Construction Start Date

early August 2017

Project Contact

Please email comments to: 38thStBikeway@minneapolismn.gov

Project Documents

Letter to Residents Updated 5-18-17

Public Meeting Presentation 5-9-17

38th St E Layout (pdf) Updated 5-5-17

38th Street East Bikeway Info Sheet (pdf) Updated 5-5-17

38th St E Parking Capacity Information (pdf) Updated 5-5-17

Public Meeting Presentation 11/30/16 (pdf)

Project Overview

   In 2017, Minnaepolis Public Works has identified a resurfacing project on 38th Street East between Minnehaha Avenue South and West River Parkway. Resurfacing projects present an opportunity to implement bikeways as indicated on the City’s Bicycle Master Plan. The bikeway component is an independent project and is not the primary reason for the resurfacing project, such that the timeline of the resurfacing project was not dictated by the bicycle improvement. Bikeway projects often take advantage of these types of opportunities to improve conditions for people bicycling.

This project would provide dedicated bike lanes on 38th Street East with a direct connection to existing north-south bicycle facilities on Minnehaha Avenue South, Hiawatha LRT Trail, and on West River Parkway. The bikeway would also connect to the Blue Line LRT station at 38th Street East, enhance multimodal connectivity, calm traffic through narrower traffic lanes, and offer connections to schools (e.g.,Howe and Dowling). The 38th Street East corridor is one of a few uninterrupted east-west routes connecting Hiawatha Avenue to West River Parkway, allowing for a direct route to popular destinations and transit connections.

 

 Parking Changes are Proposed

There is currently parking on one side of 38th St E for most of this project corridor. In order to install dedicated bike lanes, parking must be removed on both sides of the street. Parking, delivery, and loading accommodations have been considered and are incorporated into the recommended layout. For more information on parking capacity along the corridor, please see the document at the link provided: 38th St E Parking Capacity Information

 

Project Engagement

An initial project meeting was hosted by the Longfellow Community Council (LCC) on Nov 30th, 2016. Since that time, Public Works has been meeting with business owners, residents, and stakeholders along the corridor to address concerns over parking, delivery, and loading accomondations.

Public Works staff co-hosted a second project on May 9th with Longfellow Community Council. A staff-recommended concept was presented to the public at that meeting and feedback was taken.

Last updated Jun 23, 2017

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