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Protected bike lanes likely coming to W. 36th Street in Minneapolis

Posted by: Tim Harlow Updated: May 5, 2014 - 12:55 PM

Tuesday's the day interested stakeholders can weigh in on what appears to be the final design for the rebuild of W. 36th Street from East Calhoun Pkwy./Richfield Road  and Bryant Av. S. in Minneapolis.

A public hearing on the design which includes a pedestrian path and a protected bike lane will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. at St. Mary's Greek Orthodox Church, 3450 Irving Av. S.

The plan up for discussion includes pedestrian walkways on both the north of the street. A parking bay would be installed on the north side of the street. Two traffic lanes, one eastbound and one westbound, would be separated from a protected bike lane and a pedestrian walkway on the south side where there currently is now sidwewalk.

This was the plan that was favored after taking into account previous public public feedback and feedback from the Ward 10 Council Office.

Final project design and construction are scheduled for this summer.

The $190,000 project is being funded by the City of Minneapolis, Hennepin County, the East Calhoun Community Organization and the Calhoun Area Residents Action Group.

Photo: A protected bike lane such as this one in the Prospect Park West area of New York City is proposed for W. 36th Street in Minneapolis.  Photo credit: People for Bikes. 

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