Pelham Bikeway

The City of Saint Paul is proposing to implement bikeway improvements along sections of Pelham Boulevard, Myrtle Avenue, and Raymond Avenue in Summer 2017. 

 

Purpose

The purpose of the proposed improvements is to

  • implement traffic calming along Pelham Boulevard by narrowing the travel lanes to slow traffic speeds
  • improve safety and comfort for people using bicycles within the project area by providing protected bike lanes
  • improve safety and comfort for people walking within the project area by making Pelham Boulevard travel lanes narrower and easier to cross
  • implement the recommendations of the Saint Paul Grand Round Design and Implementation Plan

 

Open House

City staff held an Open House to learn about the proposed improvements, view project information, and provide feedback. The meeting was:

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
6:00-7:30 PM
Merriam Park Recreation Center
2000 Saint Anthony Avenue

Download a shareable PDF meeting invitation postcard here. 

 

District Council Coordination

The city has received letters of support from the two District Councils in the project area:

 

Transportation Committee

The project was presented to the Transportation Committee of the Planning Commission. The meeting was:

Monday, April 10, 2017
4:00 PM
13th Floor Conference Room, City Hall Annex
25 W Fourth Street

Download a copy of the presentation materials.

The Transportation Committee recommended implementation of the proposed project.

Public Hearing and Final Approval

There will be a public hearing at City Council. All are invited to attend and provide public testimony in favor or in opposition to the project. The public hearing will be:

Wednesday, June 7, 2017
5:30 PM
City Hall and Courthouse
15 W Kellogg Boulevard
City Council Chambers - 3rd Floor

If you can not attend the public hearing, you can email comments to ward4@ci.stpaul.mn.us to have them included in the public record.

Download a copy of the public hearing announcement mailed to neighborhood properties.

 

Timeline

Pending approval from City Council, the project will be implemented in Summer 2017.

 

Project Details:

This is a component of the Saint Paul Grand Round. The Grand Round planning process implemented a set of both short-term and long-term improvements to the Grand Round, which includes the project area. City staff is proposing to implement the short-term, or "interim", improvements at this time.

The short-term improvements include implementation of a two-way in-street protected bikeway along Pelham Boulevard between Mississippi River Boulevard and Myrtle Avenue, and along Myrtle Avenue between Pelham Boulevard and Raymond Avenue. In-street bicycle lanes (unprotected) will be added to Raymond Avenue between Myrtle Avenue and University Avenue. The two-way protected bikeway will include flexible delineators separating the roadway from the bikeway.

Implementing the bikeway will require removing on-street parking from:

  • the east side of Pelham Boulevard between Mississippi River Boulevard and Myrtle Avenue
  • the west side of Pelham Boulevard between Mississippi River Boulevard and Doan Avenue
  • the south side of Myrtle Avenue between Pelham Boulevard and Raymond Avenue

 

Project Resources:

Parking Occupancy Data

DRAFT Summary of Engineering Recommendations