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Saint Paul Bicycle Plan
Project Description

The City of Saint Paul is developing a citywide Bicycle Plan to guide the development of a safe, effective, and well-connected network of bicycle facilities to encourage and facilitate bicycle transportation. The primary objective of this plan is to designate corridors throughout the city for future development of bikeways. When completed, this plan will be adopted as an addendum to the City's Comprehensive Plan.


Upcoming Public Involvement Opportunties

A public hearing for the draft Saint Paul Bicycle Plan has been set for 5 December 2014. Written testimony will be accepted until 4:30 PM on 8 December 2014. You may provide written testimony regarding the draft plan through the Open Saint Paul tool, or by sending an email to the project manager at .

14 November 2014
Staff will present an overview of the latest draft of the plan to the Planning Commission. This is a public meeting held at 8:30 AM in rooms 40A and B of the City Hall basement.

5 December 2014
A public hearing will be held by the Planning Commission. All persons are invited to attend and provide verbal testimony regarding the draft plan. The meeting will be held at 8:30 AM in rooms 40A and B of the City Hall basement.

8 December 2014
Written testimony regarding the draft plan is due by 4:30 PM.

In addition, the following general opportunities to stay involved are available:
  • Subscribe to the Bicycling Saint Paul Newsletter to stay informed here

Other opportunities for public involvement will be posted here as information becomes available.

Multi-Lingual Information
Hmong: Yog koj muaj lus nug los sis muaj lus hais txog qov hom phiaj tsheb kauj vab nyob rau lub nroog St. Paul thov hu rau Loob Yaj 651-266-9801, ua tsaug.

Spanish: Si usted tiene preguntas o comentarios sobre el plan de sendero para bicicletas por toda la ciudad, por favor llame a Gessner Rivas 651-266-8960.

Somali: ’Haddii aad su’aal ka qabtid mashruuca ay dawlada hoose ka wado magaalada oo dhan ee Baaskiil fulka ama (Bike Plan), Fadlan wac Abdi Omer 651-266-6212.

October 2014 Updated Plan

The following updated draft of the Saint Paul Bicycle Plan is provided below. The updated draft includes several important revisions from the January 2014 draft of the plan. Visually, the plan has been substantially revised to be a more attractive and readable plan document. The scope of the plan has been expanded to include bicycle parking, bicycle counting, and several other additional topics that were not included in the previous draft of the plan. The updated draft of the plan also includes action items designed to guide city staff work programs. This draft of the plan presents prioritization guidelines and guidance on planning for expanding the bicycle network.

DRAFT Saint Paul Bicycle Plan (large file - 25 MB)
DRAFT Figures & Maps
Appendix A - 2011 Open House Summary
Appendix B - 2011 Web Survey Summary
Appendix C - 2013 Open Saint Paul Questions Summary
Appendix D - Mapping Criteria
Appendix E - Feedback Summary Memo
Appendix F - Summary of Funding Sources
Appendix G - Roles of Partner Agencies

What's Next?
Finalization of the Saint Paul Bicycle Plan is anticipated to take several months and will require the approval of the Transportation Committee and the Planning Commission. The Planning Commission has set a date for a public hearing on 5 December 2014. Additional dates for each of these steps have not been set, but will be listed above as they become available.

After approval from the Transportation Committee and the Planning Commission, the plan will appear before the city council and the Mayor for final approval. It is anticipated that a final draft of the Saint Paul Bicycle Plan will be presented to the City Council for adoption in February 2015.

Project Updates and Documents
September 2011
Three open houses were held in September 2011 to gather input from the community. The results are presented above as Appendix A to the Draft Plan.

A web-based survey was initiated to gather input from the public about how they use the bicycle network. The results are presented above as Appendix B to the Draft Plan.

Based on this feedback and the guidance contained within the City’s adopted Comprehensive Plan, a set of mapping criteria was developed and used to create a draft network of proposed bikeways. This criteria is presented above as Appendix C to the Draft Plan.

10 January 2014
Three questions were posted to Open Saint Paul in April 2013 to solicit feedback. The questions were open for comment through November 2013. The comments received are presented above as Appendix D to the Draft Plan. The questions asked for feedback regarding the following topics:
  • Bicycling Vision & Objectives
  • Bicycle Facilities & Bikeway Designs
  • Safety Concerns

21 January 2014
A draft of the plan is released. See above for links to the documents. Four Open House events have been scheduled - download a flyer here.

20 May 2014
A draft memorandum summarizing the written comments received on the draft plan has been posted. The document also includes the full text of the statements received. See link above.

6 October 2014
An updated draft of the plan has been released. Staff presented the October 2014 draft of the plan to the Transportation Committee of the Planning Commission. 4:00 PM @ 13th floor conference room of the City Hall Annex. The Committee voted to recommend that the Planning Commission release the plan for public comment and set a public hearing date.

17 October 2014
The Planning Commission set a public hearing regarding the draft plan for 5 December 2014.

Project Presentations and Outreach Summary
The following is a summary of dates and locations where information regarding the Draft Bikeways Plan has been presented to community stakeholders and feedback has been requested.

10 February 2014
Northwest Quadrant Transportation Forum - 6:30 PM @ Merriam Park Rec Center Representatives from Saint Anthony Park, Hamline-Midway, Union Park, and Macalester-Groveland District Councils were present.

11 February 2014
Wabasha Partners - 4:00 PM @ Fitzgerald Theater
Staff presented information regarding downtown strategy.

11 February 2014
Bikeways Plan Open House - 6:00 PM @ El Rio Vista Rec Center

12 February 2014
Saint Paul Parks Commission - 6:30 PM @ Oxford Community Center

13 February 2014
Bikeways Plan Open House - 6:00 PM @ Macalester College

18 February 2014
Bikeways Plan Open House - 6:00 PM @ Duluth & Case Rec Center

19 February 2014
Union Park District Council (District 13) Parks & Recreation Committee - 7:00 PM @ Merriam Park Rec Center

20 February 2014
Friends of the Parks & Trails of St. Paul & Ramsey County - 7:30 AM @ MnDOT Waters Edge

20 February 2014
Bikeways plan Open House - 6:00 PM @ CapitolRiver Council Offices, US Bank Center

24 February 2014
Eastview-Conway-Battle Creek-Highwood Hills (District 1) Community Council Board Meeting - 6:30 PM @Battle Creek Rec Center

26 February 2014
Pelham Friendly Streets Meeting - 6:00 PM @ Merriam Park Rec Center

03 March 2014
North End-South Como (District 6) Board Meeting - 6:30 PM @ North Emanual Lutheran Church (301 Hatch Ave)

04 March 2014
Payne-Phalen (District 5) Community Planning & Economic Development Committee - 6:00 PM @ Eastern District Police Department Community Room (722 Payne Ave)

05 March 2014
Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce Transportation Committee - 8:00 AM

10 March 2014
Como (District 10) Council, District Plan Meeting - 7:00 PM @ Historic Como Streetcar Station in Como Park

11 March 2014
Highland (District 15) Transporation Committee - 7:00 PM @ Hillcrest Rec Center

18 March 2014
West Side (District 3) Council, Riverfront, Development & Land Use Committee - 6:30 PM @ 1 W Water St

24 March 2014
Eastivew-Conway-Battle Creek-Highwood Hills Community Council  (District 1) Open House - 5:00-8:00 PM @ 2105 1/2 Old Hudson Road

24 March 2014
Macalester-Groveland (District 14) Transportation Committee - 6:30 PM @ Edgcumbe Rec Center (320 S. Griggs, 55105)

25 March 2014
Summit-University Planning Council (District 8) Board Meeting - 7:00 PM @ Unity Church-Unitarian - Anderson Library (733 Portland Ave)

27 March 2014
Saint Paul Smart Trips Board Meeting - 7:00 AM @ Smart Trips offices

07 April 2014
Cycles 4 Change Bike Library Advisory Council - 5 PM @ Goodwill

08 April 2014
Frogtown Neighborhood Association (District 7) Board Meeting - 6:00 PM @ 500 North Dale St (Kings Crossing)

16 April 2014
Union Park District Council (District 13) Parks Committee - 7:00 PM @ Merrian Park Rec Center Community Room

17 April 2014
Northeast Quadrant Downtown Business Owners Group - 3 PM @ Metropolitan Center for Independent Living

21 April 2014
Dayton's Bluff Community Council (District 4) Board Meeting - 6:30 PM @ 798 E. 7th St.

22 April 2014
Frogtown Neighborhood Associateion (District 7) Frogtown Forum - 6:30 PM @ West Minnehaha Recreation Center

23 April 2014
West Seventh/Fort Road Federation (District 9) Annual Meeting - 6:30 PM @ Summit Brewery

24 April 2014
Saint Paul Heritage Preservation Commission Meeting - 5:00 PM @ City Hall Conference Room 40 (15 Kellogg Boulevard West)

19 May 2014
A summary of the written statements received on the draft Bikeways Plan was presented to the Transportation Committee of the Planning Commission - 4:00 PM @ City Hall Annex.

6 October 2014
Staff presented the October 2014 draft of the plan to the Transportation Committee of the Planning Commission at 4:00 PM @ 13th floor conference room of the City Hall Annex. The Committee voted to recommend that the Planning Commission release the plan for public comment and set a public hearing date.

3 November 2014
Staff presented an overview of the draft plan to the Transportation Committee of the Saint Anthony Park Community Council (District 12) - 6:30 PM @ South Saint Anthony Rec Center

More Information

For more information, contact the Department of Public Works Sustainable Transportation Engineer/Planner Reuben Collins at 651-266-6059 or .

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