Hennepin and 1st avenues two-way conversion leads to fewer crashes, better access

The City of Minneapolis has completed a formal evaluation of the performance of Hennepin and 1st Avenues since the conversion of the streets to two-way operation last fall. Data on the first six months following the conversion shows that the new street configurations have led to fewer crashes, more bicyclists in area, and better access, while continuing to move traffic efficiently.

The data shows that the goals of the Hennepin and 1st two-way conversion have been achieved. Those goals included: increased bicycling in corridor, improved vehicle and bicycle safety, maintaining capacity to move vehicles in the corridor, and improving access and circulation

More specifically, the data shows:

Published Jul. 27, 2010