Hamline Avenue Bike Lanes

 

Project:

Hamline Avenue Bicycle Lanes (University Avenue to Pierce Butler Route)

 

Construction Start:

Fall 2016 (University Ave to Minnehaha Ave), 2017 (Minnehaha Ave to Pierce Butler Rt)

 

Project Details:Hamline Project Map

The City of Saint Paul is planning to resurface Hamline Avenue between University Avenue to Minnehaha Avenue in 2016. The Saint Paul Bicycle Plan recommends bicycle lanes on Hamline within the project corridor. Adding bicycle lanes to Hamline between University and Minnehaha during the street resurfacing is being proposed. Public Works is also proposing to extend bicycle lanes on Hamline Avenue north of the street resurfacing between Minnehaha Avenue and Pierce Butler Route. 

 

Changes to On-Street Parking:

Parking is currently allowed on both sides of Hamline between Sherburne and Pierce Butler Route. To add bike lanes, the following changes to parking are proposed:

University Avenue to Minnehaha Avenue:

To accommodate the installation of bike lanes, parking removal is proposed for the east side of Hamline Avenue between Sherburne Avenue and Minnehaha Avenue, except for the northern half of the block between Van Buren Avenue and Minnehaha Avenue. Parking removal is also proposed for the west side of Hamline Avenue between Van Buren Avenue and Minnehaha Avenue. New time-­‐limited parking capacity (1-­‐hour parking) is being proposed on the south side of Thomas Avenue east of Hamline (Diagram). 

Minnehaha Avenue to Pierce Butler Route:

To accommodate the installation of bike lanes on Hamline Avenue north of Minnehaha Avenue, parking removal is proposed for both the east and west sides of Hamline Avenue between Minnehaha Avenue and Pierce Butler Route. To measure parking demand, parking counts were performed at representative time periods on Hamline. Click here to view the parking data collected. 

Update: At the 9/14/2016 City Council Hearing, the Council voted to approve implementation of bike lanes on the northern segment of Hamline in 2017, to be installed in conjunction with the following parking mitigation measures: 

  1. Widen segments of the east side of Hamline between Englewood and Hubbard by two feet in order to add approximately 10-11 parking spaces (see diagram)
  2. Relocate the westbound bus stop at Hamline and Minnehaha  from the east side of Hamline to west side in order to gain 3-4 parking spaces in front of the commercial property on the northeast corner of the intersection

 

Project Updates:

September 14, 2016

The proposal for bicycle facilities on the northern segment of Hamline Avenue from Minnehaha to Pierce Butler Route was presented to the Saint Paul City Council on Wednesday, September 14, 2016.  The city council voted to approve implementation of bike lanes on the northern segment of Hamline in 2017, to be installed in conjunction with the following parking mitigation measures: 

  1. Widen segments of the east side of Hamline between Englewood and Hubbard by two feet in order to add approximately 10-11 parking spaces (see diagram)
  2. Relocate the westbound bus stop at Hamline and Minnehaha  from the east side of Hamline to west side in order to gain 3-4 parking spaces in front of the commercial property on the northeast corner of the intersection

August 17, 2016

The proposal for bicycle facilities on Hamline Avenue was presented to the Saint Paul City Council on Wednesday, August 17, 2016.  Following a Public Hearing, the city council voted to approve bike lanes on the southern segment of Hamline from University to Minnehaha Avenue, and voted to lay over a decision on the northern segment of Hamline from Minnehaha to Pierce Butler Route to September 14th, 2016. Bicycle facilities between University Avenue and Minnehaha Avenue will be implemented as a component of the planned street resurfacing on Hamline Avenue in 2016.

June 13, 2016

On June 13,  the Transportation Committee of the Planning Commission considered the proposal for bicycle facilities on Hamline and offered comments and recommendations on the design as proposed.

June 7, 2016

In June, Saint Paul Public Works staff attended a Hamline Hi-Rise Resident Council meeting to present information and answer questions about the proposal for bike lanes on Hamline Avenue.

May 26, 2016

A public open house was held on Thursday, May 26 at the Sejong Academy to present information and receive feedback on the proposed Hamline Avenue  bicycle lanes. If you were not able to make it to the May 26 Open House, you may provide feedback on the project online on Open Saint Paul.

April 27, 2016

The Hamline Midway Coalition Transportation Committee hosted a community conversation around the proposed changes to Hamline Avenue in April. While not a city-hosted event, City Public Works staff attended the meeting to provide information on the proposal for bike lanes on Hamline Avenue.

 

Project Resources:

Street Widening Diagram (Englewood to Hubbard)

Hamline Avenue Summary of Feedback Received

HMC Hamline Bike Lanes Survey Results

Hamline Ave Summary of Engineering Recommendations 

Hamline Public Hearing Notification

Hamline Ave Bike Lanes Concept

Hamline Open House Flyer

Hamline Parking Count Data

Hamline Project Map

Hamline Cross-sections