Lyndale Avenue North
In 2020, the City of Minneapolis will be implementing safety improvements along Lyndale Ave N from Plymouth Ave N to 21st Ave N, as a part of the City's Vision Zero initiative to eliminate all deaths and serious injuries on our streets.
Lyndale Ave N has been identified as a High Injury Street in the City's Vision Zero Action Plan. This project aims to address safety concerns along Lyndale Ave N between Plymouth Ave N and 21st Ave N, including the #1 highest crash intersection in the city - W Broadway Ave. This portion of Lyndale Ave N is currently a four-lane undivided street, a layout that has particular safety challenges. This project will implement quick, inexpensive solutions to lower vehicle speeds, improve pedestrian safety, and help us reach our Vision Zero goal to eliminate all deaths and serious injuries on our streets.
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
This portion of Lyndale Ave N is currently a four-lane undivided street, a layout with particular safety challenges.
Reported crashes by travel mode on Lyndale Ave N between Plymouth Ave N and 21st Ave N (2016 - September 2019)
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Source: Minnesota Department of Transportation (2019)
The factors considered to develop the proposed Lyndale Ave N layout include:
- Roadway widths
- Vehicle speeds and volumes
- Surrounding uses
- Vision Zero Policy
The City of Minneapolis will change this part of Lyndale Avenue North from a four-lane undivided street to a three-lane street with one lane in each direction and a turn lane in the center with buffered bike lanes on both sides.
This changeover from a four-lane to a three-lane street will help slow vehicle speeds in this area. It will also create shorter pedestrian crossings at intersections and provide left turn only lanes at intersections to help reduce unexpected vehicle movements.
This project would cause the removal of off-peak parking spaces on Lyndale. This parking is generally underused in its current state.
Amy Morgan, Associate Transportation Planner; 612-673-2129 or [email protected]
Last updated May 22, 2020