These projects and studies include bike-related features and improvements.
66th Street (County Road 53) in Richfield
Improvements to this segment include: facilities for people on bikes, enhanced accommodations for people walking and those with accessibility needs and more.
Bottineau Boulevard (County Road 81) in Brooklyn Park
Adds shared paths for biking and walking and extends the Crystal Lake Regional Trail.
Flying Cloud Drive (County Road 61) in Chanhassen and Eden Prairie
Adds multi-use trail along the north side of the project corridor that will fill the gap in the trail network from Shakopee to Eden Prairie.
Glenwood Avenue (County Road 40) in Minneapolis
The project will improve pedestrian and bicycle connectivity to help generate transit ridership at Royalston Station.
Lake Street (County Road 3) Connections in Minneapolis
Adds wider sidewalks, bump-outs at intersections and meet American with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements near I-35W.
Pinto Drive (County Roads 115 and 116 in Medina
Adds multi-use trails along the corridor and pedestrian ramps at intersections.
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
Additions included 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.
Franklin Avenue (County Road 3) in Minneapolis
Aligned bike lanes between South 16th and South 21st avenues. North-south bike and pedestrian movements were also improved.
Franklin Avenue (County Road 3) Bridge in Minneapolis
Added new, separated path for people biking and walking across bridge.
Minnehaha Avenue (County Road 48) in Minneapolis
Added accommodations for people walking, bicycling and needing accessibility features along project corridor.
Washington Avenue (County Road 152) in Minneapolis
Added protected cycle track between Hennepin Avenue and 5th Avenue South in downtown.
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 alternatives 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. As part of Phase 2, 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 in the future. The county and City of Minneapolis are working 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 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.