Forest Street Bikeway
What is Proposed?
Saint Paul Public Works is planning to resurface Forest Street between E. 7th Street and Maryland Avenue in 2018. The Saint Paul Bicycle Plan recommends in-street separated lanes within the project corridor, and Public Works is proposing to install bike lanes when the street is resurfaced. To eliminate a gap in bike facilities, extending bike facilities south of the resurfacing boundaries to Margaret Street is also proposed.
Adding bike lanes to Forest Street between Margaret Street and Maryland Avenue will make the street a safer and more comfortable place to ride a bike. Bike lanes will encourage more predictable riding behavior by providing a dedicated place to ride on the street outside of the motorized travel lane.
Changes to On-Street Parking
There is currently parking on both sides of Forest Street at many locations throughout the corridor. To add bike lanes, parking would need to be removed on one side of the road between E. 7th Street and Maryland Avenue. Parking removal is proposed for the east side of Forest Street between E. 7th Street and Maryland Avenue. The school bus loading zone on the east side of Forest between Cook and Jessamine will be maintained. Parking surveys were performed along the corridor to measure parking demand, and the data collected will be presented at the June 27 project meeting.
Upcoming Event: June 27, 2018
Forest Street Bikeway Project Meeting
Wednesday, June 27, 2018, 6 PM - 7:30 PM
Phalen Recreation Center, 1000 E. Wheelock Pkwy, Saint Paul, MN 55106
City of Saint Paul is hosting a project meeting to share information and take input on the proposal for bike lanes on Forest Street. The meeting is Wednesday, June 27, from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM at the Phalen Recreation Center, (1000 E. Wheelock Pkwy, Saint Paul, MN 55106).
At the meeting:
- Preliminary layouts will be shared
- Presentation at 6:15 PM
- City of Saint Paul staff will be available to answer questions
- Comment forms will be provided