Archive for January, 2014

LRT Bike Trail Open Again

Posted by Doug Shidell, January 31st , 2014.

From the Minneapolis bicycle and pedestrian update newsletter: Good news

After being closed for over two and a half years, the Hiawatha LRT Trail between 11th Ave S and 15th Ave S will reopen to bicycle and pedestrian traffic on January 30, 2014 at 7:00 a.m. The closure was needed to complete work related to the Central Corridor/Green Line LRT project.

Please be aware that Central Corridor workers will periodically use the trail to access work zones and complete some remaining tasks. Also be aware of the new at-grade light rail crossing between 11th Ave S and 15th Ave S. When the gate arms are down, bicycle and pedestrian traffic is required to stop until the arms are raised. While the crossing is not frequently used at this time, light rail traffic will pick up in the coming months as vehicle testing and training are performed. Additional light rail safety information related to bicycles and pedestrians can be found here. The Green Line LRT is scheduled to open to the public on June 14, 2014.

Other good trail news: The east side Midtown Greenway ramp at Bryant Ave S will officially reopen in approximately one week.

Filed under: Bikeverywhere News

Updated Twin Cities Bike Map for Your Phone

Posted by Doug Shidell, January 20th , 2014.

The latest version of the Twin Cities Bike Map is now available for your phone, and it’s still free. I’ve made several significant advances on this version. The map now covers nearly 1200 square miles of the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area; from the St. Croix River to Lake Waconia  (west of Lake Minnetonka) and from Marine on the St. Croix to Hastings. I’ve added new labeling and cleaned up the roads and trails to make them more readable. The free app, from Avenza, allows you to find your exact location on the map using your smart phone’s GPS system. It also allows you to customize the map by recording your route and adding photos or placemarks.

I think you will enjoy the updates.

Get the App, Then get the Map.

  1. Go to the App store or Google Play and search for “Avenza.”
  2. Download the free app. You only have to do this once.
  3. Then go to the Avenza Map Store by opening the App and clicking the “store” icon at the bottom of the page.
  4. Search for “Bikeverywhere” in the search box. You will see all the maps developed so far by Bikeverywhere.

Problems? Comments? Suggestions? Contact me through this site or on Facebook. I’m looking to make this the best bike map you will ever use on your phone. Your feedback will help me make the improvements that you want the most.

Filed under: Bikeverywhere News