Saint Paul Bicycle Plan
On March 18, 2015, the City Council adopted the Saint Paul Bicycle Plan (SPBP) as an addendum to the Comprehensive Plan. The SPBP will guide the development of a safe, effective, and well-connected network of bicycle facilities to encourage and facilitate bicycle transportation. The primary objective of the SPBP is to designate corridors throughout the city for future development of bikeways. The vision established in the SPBP will more than double the mileage of bicycle facilities throughout Saint Paul over the next several decades. In the City’s 2015 budget, Mayor Chris Coleman dedicated more than $27 million of the 8-80 Vitality Fund to road reconstruction, including the creation of bike pathways – the largest investment in bike infrastructure in Saint Paul’s history. The SPBP requires final approval from the Metropolitan Council before it will be considered an addendum to the City's Comprehensive Plan.
On October 7, 2015, the City Council voted to update the SPBP to include modifications to several of the plan figures. The changes are relatively minor and establish five Transit Station Connection areas around planned Gold Line Transitway station areas. The update also established a corridor for additional study across I-94 at Etna Street.
2017 Plan Update
The Saint Paul Bicycle plan is proposed to be updated to reflect the recommendations of two major planning efforts conducted throughout 2015-2016 following adoption of the SPBP in 2015. The two planning efforts clarified and added specificity to the recommendations for the Saint Paul Grand Round as well as the Capital City Bikeway. Information about the proposed updates to the plan can be found in the following documents:
- 2017 SPBP Update Recommendations Memo
- 2017 SPBP Update Proposed Text Revisions
- 2017 SPBP Update Proposed Revised Figures
The proposed revisions will be presented to the Transportation Committee on 1/30/2017. Following their review, it is anticipated that there will be a public hearing at the Planning Commission. The date will be posted here as it becomes available. Following the public hearing, the revisions to the SPBP will require review from the Transportation Committee and the Planning Commission, and ultimately approval by the City Council.
Current Approved SPBP
The following is the current SPBP as approved by City Council.
- Saint Paul Bicycle Plan (26 MB)
- Figure 4 (Planned Bicycle Network)
- 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 - Phase I & II Public Involvement Summary (11 MB)
- Appendix F - Phase III Public Involvement Summary (7 MB)
- Appendix G - Funding Sources Summary
For more information, contact Reuben Collins at 651-266-6059 or firstname.lastname@example.org