Northside Greenway phase 1

The City is building a bikeway, pedestrian improvements, and traffic calming. The improvements will be on Irving Ave N. from 26th Ave N. to 36th Ave N., and Humboldt Ave N. from 36th Ave N. to 44th Ave N.

Key information

Dates

2022-2026

Location

Irving Ave N. from 26th Ave N. to 36th Ave N. and Humboldt Ave N. from 36th Ave N. to 44th Ave N.

Folwell Jordan Webber-Camden

Northside Greenway Phase 1 overview

Northside Greenway Phase 1 map
 

Since 2011, Northside residents and the City have been exploring options for a neighborhood greenway.

This vision included improvements for:

  • Biking
  • Walking
  • Traffic calming
  • Recreation
  • Green space

Through that engagement, a route for phase 1 of the Northside Greenway was identified. The route is along parts of Irving Avenue North and Humboldt Avenue North.

The route connects to:

  • Existing trails
  • Community destinations
  • Businesses

A final greenway design has not been decided and will be shaped by future engagement. Sign up for project email updates to stay informed about future engagement opportunities.

Upcoming project timeline:

  • 2022: Seeking federal grant to support Phase 1
  • Pending successful grant funding:
    • 2023-2024: Engagement & design concept creation
    • 2025: Detailed engineering
    • 2026: Construction of Phase 1

 

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Upcoming project timeline

Upcoming project timeline:

  • 2022: Seeking federal grant to support Phase 1
  • Pending successful grant funding:
    • 2023-2024: Engagement & design concept creation
    • 2025: Detailed engineering
    • 2026: Construction of Phase 1

Past engagement

The Northside Greenway Phase 1 route was shaped by previous community engagement. This includes multiple surveys, community events, and conversations over several years. More engagement is planned to start in 2023 to help shape the final design. 

In 2014, 70% of Northside residents surveyed supported a Northside greenway. 60% of those living directly on the route supported the greenway.

The City did a demonstration greenway in 2016 and 2017. After that, the City surveyed residents on or within one block of the potential greenway. Of those surveyed, 73% supported some form of greenway on their street. And 57% preferred a full greenway.

Details of previous engagement: 

  • 2011 - Community members proposed a greenway on a low traffic street in North Minneapolis.
  • 2012-2013 - The City and partners started gathering input from Northside residents. This feedback led to a proposed greenway route. Residents formed the Greenway Outreach Steering Committee. 
  • 2014-2015 - More engagement gathered feedback on the potential route and greenway types. The City did a study to figure out how different greenway types could fit along the corridor. The Greenway Outreach Steering Committee became the Northside Greenway Council.
  • 2016-2017 - The Temporary Greenway test project was installed along Irving Ave N. 
  • 2020 – Based on previous engagement, Northside Greenway Phase 1 was proposed as a potential project for the City capital budget. It was recommended for funding by Capital Long Range Improvement Committee. And it was then included in the approved City capital budget programmed for 2026.

Greenway design options

A final greenway design has not been decided and will be shaped by future engagement.

Early Northside Greenway planning efforts resulted in three greenway options. Different designs may be used for different portions of the project route. The design on an individual block will be based on engagement and local conditions. The three greenway design options are described below. Read more about neighborhood greenway design options.

Option 1: bicycle boulevard

A bicycle boulevard option would install traffic calming and other safety improvements. Traffic calming could include traffic circles or speed humps. Safety improvements would make it easier to cross busy streets and easier to bicycle.

Option 2: half greenway

A half greenway option would include a trail. It would make the street one-way for car traffic and include on-street parking on one side. This option makes biking and walking more attractive. It could also could include traffic calming with speed humps or other strategies. This option creates more green space.

Option 3: full greenway

A full greenway option would turn the street into a linear parkway with trail. An example of this is 37th Avenue North between Logan Avenue North and Oliver Avenue North. This option could include play and sports facilities, benches, or public art. Emergency vehicles could use the trail to access properties when needed. Vehicle access would be through the alley and side streets. A full greenway option would only be implemented on a block after significantly more engagement.

Upcoming meetings

Online open house on April 7

Join us for an online open house Thursday, April 7 from 5:30pm-6:30pm for updates on the Northside Greenway.

Join the the April 7 open house

Call in number for the open house: 

+1 612-276-6670   United States, Minneapolis (Toll)

Conference ID: 254 064 646#

Project phase

This project is currently gathering input.

Input

Design

In Progress

Complete

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Contact us

Ethan Fawley

Vision Zero Program Coordinator

Phone

612-394-3895