Diamond Lake Rd Bikeway
This project is being postponed from summer 2020 to summer 2021 due to 35W detours. This route is expected to have high volumes of traffic until the 35W project is completed.
In the summer of 2021, the City of Minneapolis Public Works Department plans to sealcoat Diamond Lake Road, from I-35W South to Portland Avenue. The sealcoat project provides an opportunity to implement a bikeway on this segment of Diamond Lake Road to fill an important gap in the existing bikeway network, as identified in the Minneapolis Bicycle Master Plan.
The goals of this bikeway project are to:
- Increase safety by organizing the street space to provide space for all modes – including people walking, bicycling, taking transit and driving;
- Enhance comfort and predictability/visibility of people bicycling;
- Improve bicycle network connectivity by addressing this gap in the bike network between I-35W and Portland Avenue;
- Encourage safer travel speeds near Pearl Park.
Summer - Fall 2018
Public Works will collect corridor data and complete a parking study
Fall 2018- Spring 2019
Project on hold due to sealcoat schedule
Public Works will develop a layout concept for a bikeway on the corridor
Public Works will engage with external stakeholders
Public Works will adjust the design based on public feedback and develop plan sets
Anticipated implementation of the bikeway
Average number of daily users
|Travel mode||Daily users|
Source: Minneapolis Public Works (Pedestrian and bicycle counts from 2018; motor vehicle count from 2016)
|Travel mode||Reported crashes||% crashes with injuries|
Source: Minneapolis Police Department (2011-2015)
Existing street dimensions
Jasna Hadzic-Stanek, Transportation Planner; 612-673-3278 or [email protected]
Last updated Jul 8, 2020