Whittier/Lyndale Bikeway

Whittier-Lyndale-Corridor Overview 5-22-20

The exact path of the project will be determined during initial community conversations.

The project will connect to many existing and planned bikeways:

Project status

Project Status: Engagement

Summary of initial outreach and survey results

In early 2020, Public Works presented the project and received comments at neighborhood associations along the project corridor. These conversations, and comments received from an online survey, are summarized here:

Initial Outreach Summary


In 2021, the Minneapolis Public Works Department will enhance the bike connections between several neighborhoods in South Minneapolis and downtown. The project will improve existing bikeways on 1st Avenue South and/or Blaisdell Avenue. Enhancements could include curb protected bikeways, two-way bikeways, and/or intersection improvements.

The design of the Whittier/Lyndale Bikeway will help inform the layouts for upcoming street reconstruction and rehabilitation projects on 1st Ave S and Blaisdell Ave that are planned over the next five years.


The goal of the project is to create a low-stress bikeway that meets the City's All Ages and Abilities standard. Such a bikeway will:

The project will also look for opportunities to improve pedestrian safety along the corridors.


Winter/Spring 2020

Develop project layout and seek input on bikeway design

Summer 2020

Present design to City Council for approval


Construction and opening

Existing conditions

Public Works has collected detailed information on existing pedestrian, bicycle and vehicles uses along the project corridor. See this information in the document below.

Whittier/Lyndale Bikeway Existing Conditions

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

Nathan Kemmer, Project Engineer, 612-673-3274 or [email protected]


Last updated Jun 2, 2020



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