Queen Avenue North Bicycle Boulevard

(44th Ave N to Bassett's Creek)

In 2021, the Minneapolis Public Works Department will build a bicycle boulevard along 4 miles of Queen Avenue North between 44th Ave N and Bassett’s Creek Trail.

The goal of the project is to create a low-stress bikeway on Queen Avenue North, make the street safer and more comfortable for all people, and make connections to destinations along the Penn Avenue North corridor.

The project is funded by the City of Minneapolis, Hennepin County, and a Federal grant. Public Works staff are collaborating with staff from Hennepin County, Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, Minneapolis Public Schools, and Minnesota Department of Transportation to determine routes near schools and parks and to ensure safe crossings at state and county streets.

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Recommended conceptual design

City Council approved the Public Works recommended project layout for the Queen Avenue Bike Boulevard in May 2020. The recommended project layout includes traffic calming treatments, enhanced bicycle/pedestrian crossings at major streets, and improved wayfinding. This design aligns with the City’s goal to improve safety for all users, with a focus on pedestrian and bicyclist experience. The project also adds space for plantings and improved stormwater treatment.

Recommended Conceptual Design

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Project Status: Design

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What is a bicycle boulevard?

A bicycle boulevard is a low-stress bikeway for people of all ages and abilities. Bicycle boulevards make local streets safer and calmer for people walking, biking, driving, and living along the street.

Typical features include:

Project schedule

Project meetings

Public Works will be hosting an open house to provide an opportunity to discuss the project and receive feedback from community members. Attendees are welcome to come and go at any time. Public Works staff will be available to answer questions and receive comments on the design.

Public Works staff will be presenting and receiving comments on the project at the following neighborhood association meetings in January 2020:

In addition, Public Works staff will be on-site at recreation centers to share updates, answer questions, and collect feedback on concepts for the Queen Avenue Bike Boulevard:

Project Contact

Mike Samuelson, Project Planner;  612-673-3884 or [email protected]

Bill Fellows, Project Engineer; 612-673-5661 or [email protected]


Last updated May 28, 2020



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