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Southeast Bikeway Improvements

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Latest updates

Mar. 9, 2020 

The St. Louis Park City Council voted to approve all segments of this project on March 2, 2020. You can now view the council decision staff report (pages 153 - 372). You can also view the agenda recap for council vote information.

Public hearing for this project was held on Feb. 18. You can now view the public hearing staff report (pages 139 - 146).

If you were not able to attend, you can send staff your comments in an email or letter. Any comments will be included in the final report to the city council prior to their vote as long as they are received by Feb. 24 at 4:30 p.m.

On Jan. 27, the city council had a study session in which they discussed the Southeast Bikeway Improvements project. You can view the staff report (pages 12 - 113).

The proposed changes may impact how you use these roadways. There is expected to be impacts to on-street parking, modifications to curbs, road narrowing, and road striping.

The final recommendation includes:

  • Wooddale Avenue (44th Street to 42nd 1/2 Street)
    • Bike lanes with parking bays, parking restrictions, and no center striping
  • Princeton and Quentin Avenues (42nd 1/2 Street to Park Commons Drive)
    • "Share the road" bikeway with no changes to parking restrictions
  • Park Commons Drive (Quentin Avenue to West Wolfe Parkway)
    • Convert and widen north sidewalk to multi-use trail, narrow the road
  • Wolfe Park bikeway (Wolfe Parkway to Monterey Drive)
    • The alignment of the trail has been changed to follow Wolfe Parkway using existing trails. See the graphic on the invitation for more information.
  • 38th Street (Excelsior Boulevard to France Avenue)
    • Advisory bike lanes with no changes to parking restrictions.

Updated schedule (2/14/20):

  • Public hearing - Feb. 18, 2020
  • Council decision - Mar. 2, 2020 (tentative)
  • Construction - Spring - Fall, 2020

Project background

As part of the city's Connect the Park plan, bikeway improvements are planned for the Wolfe Park, Browndale and Minikahda Vista neighborhoods. 

Monterey Drive improvements have been moved to 2020 and 2021 to align with reconstruction activities planned along this segment of roadway and will have a separate public process that will begin later this fall. View more information on the Monterey Drive improvements.

Public meetings

Open house 1 — Dec. 19, 2017
Open house 2 — Sept. 25, 2018

A second open house was held on Sept. 25, 2018  to learn more about the proposed projects. The meeting included an additional study on the routes discussed at the previous meeting, an introduction of a new route along Browndale Avenue/Morningside Road/Quentin Avenue, and future bikeway considerations on Joppa Avenue south of 38th Street.

Open house 3 — May 8, 2019
Listening sessions — May 29 and June 13, 2019

Council member Anne Mavity hosted two listening sessions concerning the bikeway proposed on Wooddale Avenue on May 29 and June 13, 2019. Feedback from these meetings is being reviewed and will be discussed as part of the upcoming late summer/fall 2019 meeting. 

Survey — Nov. 1, 2019

The Wooddale Avenue bikeway survey is closed. Feedback received will help staff work towards a final concept design. You can now view the results of the survey.

Open house 4 Dec. 3, 2019

City council study session - Jan. 27, 2020

City council public hearing - Feb. 18, 2020

City council decision - Mar. 2, 2020