Whittier Lyndale Protected Bikeway green stormwater infrastructure

Learn about green infrastructure on Whittier Lyndale Protected Bikeway

About the project

This bikeway project added trees and native plants into the medians and provided enhancements for bike connections between several neighborhoods in South Minneapolis and downtown. These medians reduce impervious cover, add to the tree canopy and native plants, and increase the amount of green space in the city. Learn more at: Whittier/Lyndale Bikeway 

  • Type of green infrastructure: Linear native plantings 
  • Completion date: 2023 
  • Functions:  
    • Reduce impervious space 
    • Increase green space in the city, including native plants and pollinator habitat 
    • Keeps rainwater where it falls and let it soak into the ground 
    • Combines safety and environmental goals 
Median Filled with Green plants next to roadway
Median Filled with Green plants next to roadway
Median Filled with green and brown plants next to roadway

Contact us

Surface Water & Sewers

Public Works




Public Service Center
250 South 4th St, Room 300
Minneapolis, MN 55415

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Office hours

Monday – Friday
7 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

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