These projects and studies include biking and walking features and improvements.
Current and future projects
66th Street (County Road 53) in Richfield
This reconstruction project improves the streetscape, adds bike facilities and a more accessible sidewalk.
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.
Blake Road (County Road 20) in Hopkins
This reconstruction project spans from Highway 7 to Spruce Rd in Hopkins. A multi-use trail will be added on both sides of the road to improve walking and biking connections to the future LRT station.
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.
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.
The second is a reconstruction project that will improve biking and walking connections to transit at the future Royalston Station.
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.
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.
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.
Wayzata Boulevard (County Road 112) in Long Lake and Orono
This reconstruction project will add new sidewalks and trails, connecting downtown Long Lake to the Luce Line Trail.
Weber 44 (County Road 152) in Minneapolis
This reconstruction project will add a new dedicated bicycle facility, improved wayfinding, accessible pedestrian ramps, durable crosswalk markings, and countdown timers. Streetscaping elements and transit improvements will also be included as part of this project.
Recently completed projects
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.
East 46th Street Study
Hennepin County is working with the City of Minneapolis, the Minnesota Department of Transportation and other stakeholders to study 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 is to consider different design options to improve mobility and safety for all users and identify preferred configurations that could be implemented as part of a planned repaving project in 2019 and/or a full reconstruction at a later date.
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.
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.
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.