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. To create additional parking capacity near the intersection of Forest and Case avenues, new parking is proposed along the south side of Case Avenue between Duchess and Russell street. Parking surveys were performed along the corridor to measure parking demand, and are available for review here.
Upcoming Event: August 15, 2018
Forest Street Bikeway City Council Public Hearing
Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 5:30 PM
City Council Chambers, 300 City Hall, 15 Kellogg Blvd W
Following the June Open House, the proposal for bike lanes on Forest Street will be presented to the Saint Paul City Council on Wednesday, August 15. This will be a public hearing, and there will be an opportunity for public comment. The City Council will be asked to approve a resolution authorizing Public Works to install the proposed bike lanes on Forest Street.
July 30, 2018
The proposal for bike facilities on Forest Street was presented to the Transportation Committee of the Planning Commission again on July 30, 2018. The Transportation Committee voted to recommend that the City Council approve the project as proposed.
June 27, 2018
A project meeting was held on Wednesday, June 27 at the Phalen Recreation Center to present information and receive feedback on the project. If you were not able to make it to the June 27 meeting, you may provide feedback on the proposal by emailing project staff at the address below:
- Luke Hanson, City of Saint Paul: firstname.lastname@example.org
June 4, 2018
City staff presented this project as an informational item to the Transportation Committee of the Planning Commission.