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The Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition advocates for

a city where bicycling is encouraged and

everyone feels comfortable riding.

 

Enjoy, Engage, Empower

 

 

Our goal is to make Minneapolis a better place for bicycling in all corners of the city. The Coalition uses the joy and broad public benefits of bicycling to engage, empower, and mobilize grassroots and grasstops support for our work. The Coalition encourages participation in decision-marking processes and uses events to reach out to potential supporters. We have a track record of success that has helped lead to new bike lanes and protected bikeways, new bike parking, hiring the first-ever Minneapolis bicycle and pedestrian coordinator, and hosting Bike Week and Open Streets Minneapolis events.

We are volunteer driven and member supported

 


 CURRENT NEWS


If you live in North Minneapolis, by now you may have heard people talking about a proposed North-South greenway that would most likely run the length of North Humboldt and/or Irving Avenues between 44th Avenue North and Glenwood Avenue North, eventually connecting with Van White Boulevard.

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This proposal is currently in its third year of outreach in the North Minneapolis community and the City of Minneapolis is now considering bringing a greenway demonstration project to some of the residents on the proposed route so that people can see how a greenway could be used. The demonstration (which could last up to a year) aims to take place on Irving Avenue North between Folwell Park and Jordan Park. It would convert the street to a space for bicycles and pedestrians with low-cost elements that can be installed and removed easily. This demonstration would give you and your neighbors a chance to try it out and see for yourself how a greenway could possibly fit into your community. If the temporary greenway is successful, it may be possible to convert the space to a permanent greenway in the future. 



  • Constructing Penn Ave N for the Next 60 to 70 Years

    In coming years, Hennepin County will be reconstructing Penn Avenue North. In the next week or so, critical decisions about the design of the project are being finalized.

    On Tuesday, July 28, the City's Transportation and Public Works Committee had a discussion on the Concept Plan for the Penn Ave N corridor and Queen Ave N Bicycle Boulevard Concept Plan. We have blogged about some of these plans previously.  Specifically, Public Works brought forward an option with no bike lanes on Penn, with an alternative bicycle boulevard on Queen Ave N.

    We reject the Queen Avenue N Bicycle Boulevard Concept Plan as proposed by Hennepin County Public Works, for reasons stated below.

    Community Works Process on Penn Ave N

    Hennepin County has been conducting a multi-year community engagement effort on Penn Ave N as a Community Works project to solcit feedback about potential economic development, roadway, and livability improvements along the Penn Avenue N corridor. The Community Works Project is a joint planning effort with Hennepin County Community Works, the city of Minneapolis and Metro Transit to improve livability through the redesign of the roadway and public transit. The project area stretches from Interstate 394 to 49th Avenue North. At the heart of the project are key intersections targeted for redevelopment at 44th Ave, Lowry Ave, West Broadway Avenue, Plymouth Ave, Golden Valley Road and Glenwood Ave. Many of the intersections are future stops on the C Line, a bus rapid transit project from Brooklyn Center to downtown Minneapolis via Penn Ave.

    Penn Avenue Steering Committee votes "no" on bike lanes on Penn

    The policy body for the Penn Community Works Project (Penn Avenue Steering Committee) ended up voting to reject plans which incorporate a bike lane on Penn, including a "hybrid" option that would have included a bike lane on Penn for half of the project and a bicycle boulevard on Queen for the other half. Council Member Yang and Council President Johnson both supported the hybrid option.

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    7/22/2015 Minneapolis BAC Meeting

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    7/22/2015 Minneapolis BAC Meeting, 4-6pm

    1. Member sign-in and Introductions

    2. Approve BAC Agenda and Minutes

    3. Discussion from Bike Friendly Communities Visit from the League of American Bicyclists (Nick Mason)

    Steve Clark from Bike Friendly Communities came to visit Minneapolis Friday, July 17, and had three recommendations for the city:

    • Continue to expand the bike network and increase network connectivity through the use of bike lanes, protected bike lanes, bicycle boulevards, and way-finding signage.

    • Expand evaluation of bicycle crash statistics and produce a specific plan to reduce the number of crashes.

    • Market/brand Minneapolis as the Bicycling Haven that it has become "The winter bicycle capital of the world."
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A big thank you to the sponsors and supporters who help make the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition successful!

Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota

Blue Cross Blue Shield of MN

The Daniel Brazil Law Offices

Ride on Realty (Bicycle Realtor)

Town Hall Brewery

For a complete list of Open Streets Minneapolis supporters, visit www.openstreetsmpls.com.

For a complete list of Minneapolis Bike Week supporters, visit www.mplsbikeweek.org.

To support the Bikeways for Everyone Campaign, visit www.bikewaysforeveryone.org.


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