Lyndale Ave. N. Plymouth Ave N to 21st Ave N

This is a Vision Zero project. The City will make safety improvements along Lyndale Ave N from Plymouth Ave N to 21st Ave N.

Key information

Dates

2021

Location

Lyndale Ave N from Plymouth Ave N to 21st Ave N

Near-North

Vision Zero projects

For more information on other Vision Zero safety improvements, visit the Vision Zero projects page.

Project overview

The City will make safety improvements along Lyndale Ave N from Plymouth Ave N to 21st Ave N. These improvements are part of the City's Vision Zero initiative. Our goal is to end all deaths and serious injuries on our streets.

Project background 

The City's Vision Zero Action Plan identifies Lyndale Ave N as a High Injury Street.

This project aims to address safety concerns along Lyndale Ave N between Plymouth Ave N and 21st Ave N. This includes the W Broadway Ave. Broadway Ave is the #1 highest crash intersection in the city.

The project will put in place quick, inexpensive solutions to

  • Lower vehicle speeds
  • Improve pedestrian safety
  • Help us reach our Vision Zero goal to end all deaths and serious injuries on our streets.

Goals

The goals of this project include:

  • Improve overall safety along corridor for all users
  • Promote traffic calming and reduce vehicle speeds along the corridor
  • Enhance comfort and predictability of all users

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Existing conditions

Existing street section of Lyndale Ave N

Existing street section of Lyndale Ave N; 1 travel lane and 1 shared travel/parking lane in each direction.

This part of Lyndale Ave N is currently a four-lane undivided street. This layout has particular safety challenges.

Daily users

PedestriansBicyclistsMotor vehicles
480 30 7,750 - 9,000

Reported crashes

Reported crashes by travel mode on Lyndale Ave N between Plymouth Ave N and 21st Ave N.

Transportation modeReported crashes% crashes with injuries
Pedestrian 9 100%
Bicycle 1 0%
Motor vehicle 197 26%
Total crashes 207 38%

Source: Minnesota Department of Transportation (2019). Data is from 2016 - September 2019. 

Proposed improvements

The Lyndale Ave N layout considers the following factors:
  • Roadway widths
  • Vehicle speeds and volumes
  • Surrounding uses
  • Vision Zero Policy
We can convert this segment of Lyndale Avenue North from a four-lane to a three-lane roadway.

Existing street features

Four-lane undivided street with underused on-street parking

Proposed street features

  • Three-lane cross section
  • One lane in each direction with a center turn lane
  • Buffered bike lanes added on both sides
This conversion from a four-lane to a three-lane roadway will help:
  • Lower vehicle speeds throughout the corridor
  • Create shorter pedestrian crossings at intersections
  • Provide dedicated left turn lanes at intersections. This should help reduce weaving and unexpected vehicle movements
This project requires us to remove off-peak parking spaces on Lyndale. Currently, this parking is generally underused.
 
Lyndale Ave N 14th to 18th

Proposed street section between 14th Ave N and 18th Ave N where there are no cross streets or driveways.

Turn lanes proposed for Lyndale Ave N

Proposed street section at intersections to allow for dedicated left turn lanes.

Project phase

This project is currently complete.

Input

Design

In Progress

Complete

View of completed work on Lyndale Ave N looking north
View of previous conditions on Lyndale Ave N looking north
View of previous conditions on Lyndale Ave N looking north

Vision Zero

We can work together to prevent severe injuries and deaths from traffic crashes.

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Contact us

Amy Barnstorff 

Transportation Planner
Public Works

Phone

612-503-7896