1st Ave S, Grant St and 2nd Ave S Protected Bikeways
The proposed project seeks to provide two new protected bikeway connections on Grant/2nd Ave between 12th St and 1st Ave S, and on 1st Ave between 15th and Grant/2nd Ave in advance of potential corridor-wide projects including the proposed Whittier/Lyndale bikeway project (2021) and planned reconstruction of 1st Ave (2023-2024).
The goals of this project include:
- Enhance comfort and predictability of all users
- Support existing and future bicycle demand
- Improve bicycle network connectivity
Summer-Winter 2019: Preliminary Planning, Design and Engagement
Winter-Spring 2019/20: Detailed Engineering and Design
Summer 2020: Start of construction. The project is expected to be substantially complete by mid-October 2020.
August 26, 2020: Pavement removals for the Grant St/1st Ave S protected bike lane project began on Wednesday, August 26th in front of the Minneapolis Convention Center. During construction, south/westbound Grant St will be reduced to two lanes between 12th Street and Marquette.
Average number of daily users
- 580 pedestrians
- 260 bicyclists
- 2 Metro Transit bus routes operate on 1st Ave
- 3 Metro Transit bus routes operate on 2nd Ave
- 2,500 motor vehicles
(Source: Minneapolis Bicycle & Pedestrian Counts (2015) and Minneapolis Public Works (2014), Metro Transit.)
The proposed project aims to create safer and more comfortable crossings for pedestrians, encourage slower vehicle speeds and support existing and future bicycle demand.
Peter Behnk, Construction Manager, [email protected]
Ahmed Omer, Project Engineer, [email protected]
Last updated Aug 27, 2020