These projects and studies include biking and walking features and improvements.
Bottineau Boulevard (County Road 81) in Brooklyn Park
This future reconstruction project will add shared paths for biking and walking between West Broadway and 83rd avenues and extends the Crystal Lake Regional Trail.
Learn more about the Bottineau Boulevard project.
Brooklyn Boulevard (County Road 152) in Brooklyn Center
This reconstruction project adds a multi-use trail along Brooklyn Boulevard from 49th Avenue North to Bass Lake Road (County Road 10) in Brooklyn Center.
Learn more about the Brooklyn Boulevard project.
Flying Cloud Drive (County Road 61) in Chanhassen and Eden Prairie
This reconstruction project adds a multi-use trail along the north side of the road that will fill the trail gap from Shakopee to Eden Prairie.
Learn more about Flying Cloud Drive project.
Bass Lake Road (County Road 10) in Brooklyn Center and Crystal
This repaving and restriping project will upgrade existing shoulders to dedicated bicycle lanes from Brooklyn Boulevard to Yates Avenue N.
East Hennepin Avenue (County Road 52) in Minneapolis
This repaving and restriping project will add bike lanes on East Hennepin Avenue between 8th Street Southeast and Johnson Street. In addition, the City of Minneapolis will be adding improvements to enhance the crossing at 5th Avenue and add off-street bicycle connections between 5th Avenue and Pierce Street NE to facilitate better access to the Presidents Bike Boulevard.
Learn more about the East Hennepin (Minneapolis) project.
Glenwood Avenue (County Road 40) in Golden Valley and Minneapolis
Two projects are planned for Glenwood Avenue. The first is a repaving project along Glenwood Avenue from Highway 100 to Thomas Avenue that is scheduled for 2020. As part of this project, staff will evaluate short and long-term improvements for walking and biking.
Learn more about the Glenwood (Golden Valley) project.
The second is a reconstruction project that will improve biking and walking connections to transit at the future Royalston Station
Learn more about the Glenwood (Minneapolis) project.
Golden Valley Road (County Road 66) in Minneapolis
This repaving and restriping project will add bike lanes on Golden Valley Road between Xerxes and Girard avenues in 2020.
Learn more about the Golden Valley Road project.
Hiawatha-Lake intersection (Highway 55 and County Road 3) in Minneapolis
This construction project includes short-term improvements such as bump-outs, median refuge islands, shortened crossings, high visibility crosswalk markings, and wider sidewalks.
Learn more about Hiawatha-Lake project.
Lake Street (County Road 3) Connections in Minneapolis
This future reconstruction project will add wider sidewalks, bump-outs at intersections and improves accessibility near I-35W.
Learn more about the Lake Street project.
Nicollet Avenue (County Road 52) in Richfield
This repaving and restriping project will add bike lanes on Nicollet Avenue between 68th Street and 61st Street in Richfield. A pedestrian refuge median will be constructed at 63rd Street.
Webber 44 (County Road 152) in Minneapolis
This reconstruction project will add a new dedicated bicycle facility, improve wayfinding, accessible pedestrian ramps, durable crosswalk markings, and countdown timers. Streetscaping elements and transit improvements will also be included as part of this project.
Learn more about the Webber project.
Recently completed projects
Nicollet Avenue (County Road 52) in Bloomington
Added buffered bike lanes via a 4-lane to 3-lane conversion
66th Street (County Road 53) in Richfield
Added bike facilities and a more accessible sidewalk
Wayzata Boulevard (County Road 112) in Long Lake and Orono
Added new sidewalks and trails, connecting downtown Long Lake to the Luce Line Trail
County Road 24 in Plymouth
Added a trail along the south side for a continuous shared-use route along the corridor
County Road 101 in Minnetonka
Added a sidewalk on the west side of the roadway and safer crossings for people biking and walking between County Road 62 and Hutchins Drive
Douglas Drive (County Road 102) in Golden Valley
Added new sidewalks and trails with a boulevard buffer along both sides of the road and widened curbs for people biking
Humboldt Avenue (County Road 57) in Minneapolis
Improved accessibility along Humboldt Avenue by adding sidewalks and curb ramps, added a shared use path between the Grand Rounds and Shingle Creek trails, and improved safety by resurfacing two railroad crossings
Minnetonka Boulevard (County Road 5) in St. Louis Park
Added bike lanes, signage and bike-friendly catch basin grates along Minnetonka Boulevard between highways 100 and 169
Penn Avenue (County Road 2) in Minneapolis
Replaced sidewalks, constructed accessible ramps at intersections, and shortened crossing distances
Pinto Drive (County Roads 115 and 116 in Medina
Added a multi-use trail along the corridor and accessible ramps at intersections
Portland Avenue (County Road 35) in Bloomington
Increased the safety of the corridor by converting the roadway from American Boulevard East to Old Shakopee Road from four lanes to three. This provided an opportunity to add bike lanes and an enhanced pedestrian crossing at East 82nd Street.
Washington Avenue (County Road 152) in Minneapolis
Added protected cycle track, wider concrete sidewalks, shortened crossing distances, and accessible curb ramps and crosswalk signals between Hennepin Avenue and 5th Avenue South in downtown. Buffered bike lanes were added between 5th Avenue South and I-35W.
Franklin Avenue corridor study
Hennepin County, in coordination with the City of Minneapolis, is conducting a feasibility study to evaluate ways to improve safety, accessibility and comfort for all road users along Franklin avenue (County Road 5) from Lyndale Avenue (County Road 22) to Bloomington Avenue in Minneapolis.
Learn more about the Franklin Avenue corridor study.
Hiawatha-Lake Interchange Study
Hennepin County and the City of Minneapolis have started Phase 2 of the Hi-Lake Intersection Study. The city and county will work with the community for input on the intersection configuration as well as develop a plan for the implementation of interim improvements to better serve people walking and biking.
Mill Street trail study
Hennepin County is leading a study for an off-street multi-use trail facility along Mill Street from Holly Lane in Shorewood to 2nd Street in downtown Excelsior. The goal is to determine the feasibility of adding a trail along the corridor to make Mill Street safer and more comfortable for all people using the corridor.
Learn more about the Mill Street trail study.
East 46th Street Study
Hennepin County worked with the City of Minneapolis, the Minnesota Department of Transportation and other stakeholders and studied options to make East 46th Street (County Road 46) between Hiawatha Avenue and the Ford Parkway Bridge safer and more comfortable for people walking, biking, taking transit and driving. The purpose of the study considered different design options to improve mobility and safety for all users and identify preferred configurations that could be implemented as part of a 2019 repaving project.
Learn more about the East 46th Street Study.
Marshall Street Northeast Study
Marshall Street Northeast (County Road 23) is reaching the end of its pavement life. There will be an opportunity to improve the design of the roadway to better serve all users during expected reconstruction. The county and City of Minneapolis worked with northeast Minneapolis communities to study options for making Marshall Street Northeast from 10th Avenue Northeast to St. Anthony Parkway safer and more comfortable for people walking, biking, taking transit and driving.
University Avenue/4th Street SE (County roads 36 and 37) in Minneapolis
This collaborative project with MnDOT and the City of Minneapolis upgraded bike lanes by adding a buffer to the bike lane.
Learn more about the University Avenue project.
Vehicle passing distance
University of Minnesota graduate students from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs partnered with Hennepin County to complete a vehicle passing distance study. This study investigated the average passing distance and the rate of encroachment for motor vehicles overtaking people biking at seven locations with different road classifications and configurations of travel lanes, parking facilities and bicycle facilities.
Learn more about vehicle passing distance (PDF).