The Cities of Golden Valley, St Louis Park, and Minneapolis are considering the feasibility of constructing a bikeway along the Wayzata Boulevard corridor.
The Wayzata Boulevard corridor, which extends from Theodore Wirth Parkway in Minneapolis to Cedar Lake Road in St Louis Park (see map), is identified as a planned bikeway on Hennepin County's Bike Plan Map and would serve to connect local and regional trails, area destinations, and transit opportunities. The planned bikeway is not currently programmed for construction. However, a grant was received from Hennepin County to help the partner cities complete a feasibility study.
Key elements of the study include:
- meetings with stakeholders and community participation
- identification of challenges and opportunities
- evaluation of traffic control, safety issues, and driver behavior
- incorporation of traffic calming and intersection modifications to improve safety
- determination of a preferred route and type that provides a safe, efficient route for all users
- preparation of typical sections and concept layouts
The Cities of Golden Valley, St Louis Park, and Minneapolis held an informational open house meeting on March 31 to determine the feasibility of constructing a bikeway along the Wayzata Boulevard corridor and gather information from the public to help determine which bikeway routes and types have potential to move forward in the design process.
The project team will compile and analyze the information gathered, then select a preferred alternative. The team will lay out a concept design and cost estimate before a second public input open house, to be held later this spring.
For more information, contact Eric Eckman at 763-593-8084.