North Minneapolis Greenway

Posted by Doug Shidell, October 15th, 2012

North Minneapolis may get its first greenway if a proposal by the city moves forward. The proposal is in the earliest stages, but  a few details are available.  The route could be a bike boulevard that is shared by bikes and motorists, but with traffic calming features, a full greenway with no traffic or a half and half with both a trail and car traffic. The bikeway could increase green space, according to the city, and allow for amenities such as community gardens, playgrounds, barbecues and public art.

Three different routes have been proposed. They include Logan Ave. N, James Ave. N or a combination of Irving and Humboldt Aves. N. The three streets are about half a mile east of Victory Memorial Dr. Although this would become the first Greenway in North Minneapolis, it isn’t the first in the City. The Midtown Greenway runs east west through south Minneapolis and has had traffic averaging over 3000 bike trips per day with peaks as high as 5000 riders.  Milwaukee Ave in the Seward neighborhood is a different type of greenway with residential buildings facing a greenway with common green space and a sidewalk/bike trail but no cars.

The first of a series of community Open Houses will be Tuesday, October 16 from 6:00-8:00 pm at the Folwell Park Recreation Center 1615 Dowling Ave N.

For more information go to North MinneapolisGreenway on the cities website.

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