Cedar Riverside – Crossing Improvements
The City of Minneapolis proposes to build curb extensions and crosswalks at two midblock locations along 6th Street South in Cedar Riverside neighborhood. The preliminary planning and community engagement phase of the project is set to start in 2017 and construction is scheduled to begin in 2018. The proposed pedestrian safety improvements will include ADA ramps, curb extensions, pedestrian crossings, and some traffic signs. The project is funded by the City’s Pedestrian Safety Program and supports the City’s multidisciplinary commitment to Vision Zero – a strategy to eliminate all traffic fatalities and severe injuries on Minneapolis streets.
The need for pedestrian safety improvements in Cedar Riverside neighborhood initially came out of 2016 – 2017 community engagement meetings for the Samatar Crossing project. Public Works reviewed the community feedback to propose midblock crossings in two locations along 6th St S. The goals of the project are:
- Enhance pedestrian safety by building curb extensions and shortening crossing distance.
- Improve pedestrian access to and from adjacent activity centers such as worship centers, apartment buildings and public parks.
- Improve accessibility for all members of the community by installing ADA compliant pedestrian ramps.
September 7, 2018:
Pavement removals on the west bump out began September 7. Access will be limited on 6th St until substantial completion of the project.
If you would like to learn more about the proposed crossings, request additional information, or share your ideas please contact the project team using the contact information provided below.
Last updated Jan 10, 2019