Nicollet Avenue bike lanes

Your questions answered: Bike lanes and bike-friendly roads

During last year’s town hall forums, residents submitted more than 200 questions for City Councilmembers and staff to answer. While councilmembers and staff gave replies during the events, they would also like to provide written responses for reoccurring questions. Answers are available in the Briefing and online at or call 952-563-8780 for information.

Q: What are we doing to make bike-friendly roads? Are new bike lanes being used?

A: For each City road construction project, Engineering evaluates the route and fills out a complete streets checklist. This step evaluates existing conditions, demand for multi-modal facilities, and reviews other plans and policies, including the Alternative Transportation plan. Possible bike and pedestrian connections are explored with other cities, Hennepin County, Three Rivers Park District, the Department of Natural Resources and other jurisdictions.

Engineering monitors new multi-modal facilities and follow-up studies reveal that new bike lanes are being used.