Project: 3rd Ave South


Location: 3rd Ave South from 1st St S to 16th St E

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The first-ever Minneapolis planter protected bikeway may be installed next year on 3rd Avenue S Downtown! It's part of a broader plan to redesign 3rd Avenue as a greener, safer connection for biking and walking connecting the Convention Center (and points south) with the River (and points NE).

 


 

UPDATES

The City Council will approve a final design for the redesign of 3rd Avenue on April 15, including the addition of a much-needed protected bikeway in downtown. While the protected bikeway thankfully is not in doubt, the details of the final design have brought forward a decision on the balance of greening, safety, and auto access. Here are some details and our position. 

 


Get BAC in the loop with a review of this month’s Bicycle Advisory Committee Engineering Subcommittee meeting. The Subcommittee meetings are open to the public, and occur every third Tuesday of the month, 4:00-6:00 p.m. at the Colonial Warehouse Building, 212 3rd Ave N, Suite 404. If you will be attending a future meeting or have questions, you may want to contact the Subcommittee Chair, Ciara Schlichting. If you are interested in being included on the email list for the subcommittee, which includes updates on meeting dates and agendas for each meeting, contact Matthew Dyrdahl, the committee staff member. 


Our city’s planned flagship protected bikeway is planned to be built on 3rd Avenue South this summer. There have been some setbacks after the project was approved, and at last night’s (Feb. 16th) Bicycle Advisory Committee’s engineering subcommittee meeting, we got an update on 3rd Ave S. Here are some of the key points:


The first-ever Minneapolis planter protected bikeway may be installed next year on 3rd Avenue S Downtown! It's part of a broader plan to redesign 3rd Avenue as a greener, safer connection for biking and walking connecting the Convention Center (and points south) with the River (and points NE). It looks pretty darn exciting and can be even more so with some additional connections in the near future.


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