3rd Avenue Redesign — Resources & Background

3rd Avenue Redesign – Updated 4.11.16

The City is planning for the scheduled redesign of 3rd Avenue South.  An initial proposal received a letter of support from the DMNA in January 2016.  The DMNA supported the original redesign plan that reduced traffic to three lanes south of 7th Street. This plan includes protected bike-ways, retains the green medians as well as in incorporates planters to separate portions of the bike lane from traffic. In response to concerns from commercial property owners and businesses along the corridor, Public Works developed an alternative plan that retains 4-lanes of traffic.  The revised plan still includes protected bike lanes but eliminates the existing green medians and other proposed plantings.

The full City Council will vote on the issue at its meeting on 4.15.16.

 

Resources

City of Minneapolis Project Home Page

Original Proposal

Revised Proposal

Position Statement from Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition

Position Statement from Hines, Ameriprise, NRG Energy Center, 333 S. 7th, Campbell Mithun, & Capella Tower

DMNA’s January letter of support (prior to proposed revision): 3rd Ave Redesign – DMNA Letter of Support Final 1.19.16

3rd Ave S Traffic Ops Analysis Summary_011916

In The News

http://www.startribune.com/council-panel-deadlocks-on-3rd-avenue-lane-redesign-proposal/374637991/

http://www.startribune.com/minneapolis-bicyclists-walkers-and-businesses-split-on-how-to-share-3rd-avenue/374563121/

http://streets.mn/2016/04/05/minneapolis-should-use-the-3-lane-design-for-3rd-avenue/