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Minneapolis seeks input on North Side greenway

Posted by: Eric Roper Updated: March 21, 2014 - 4:41 PM

City officials are seeking input on a greenway that has been proposed in North Minneapolis.

A new survey at allows residents to weigh in on the project, which would create a special north-south route for biking and walking between the Shingle Creek Trail and Plymouth Avenue. The majority of the route would run along Irving Avenue (click here for map)

Three primary designs are being explored (see graphic below). One would be similar to the Midtown Greenway that runs east-west through South Minneapolis, eliminating all car traffic from the street.

A “half & half” greenway would run cars and bikes parallel to each other, with some special intersections designed so bicycles do not have to stop.

A third concept for would be a bike boulevard would mix cars and bikes on a low-traffic street that is designated as a bike route with special markers. A similar boulevard already exists on Bryant Avenue in South Minneapolis.

More information can be found on the city's project page. Residents can take the survey until June 15, 2014.

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