Lexington Parkway Bikeway

Lex bike lanes map

What is Proposed?

Ramsey County is planning to resurface Lexington Parkway between James and University avenues. Saint Paul and Ramsey County Public Works are proposing to install bike lanes between James and St. Clair Avenues when the street is resurfaced in 2018.

Purpose

Adding bike lanes to Lexington Parkway between James and St. Clair avenues will make the street a safer and more comfortable place to ride a bike. Bike lanes will also 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

James to Juliet
There is currently parking on both sides of Lexington Parkway between James and Juliet avenues. To install bike lanes, parking would need to be removed on one side of the roadway between James and Juliet avenues. Parking removal is being proposed for the east side of the roadway. Based on the data collected by Public Works, the amount of parking spaces remaining after installing bike lanes will meet the existing need. (Link to Lexington Parking Study)

Juliet to Jefferson
Parking is allowed on both sides of Lexington Parkway between Juliet and Jefferson avenues for half the block. To install bike lanes and maintain the turn lane, parking would need to be removed on both sides of the roadway.

 

Project Updates:

Upcoming Event: May 2, 2018

This project will be presented to the Saint Paul City Council on Wednesday, May 2. 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 recommending that Ramsey County install the proposed bicycle facilities on Lexington Parkway. 

What: City Council Public Hearing

When: 5:30 PM, Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Where: City Council Chambers, 300 City Hall, 15 Kellogg Blvd, West, Saint Paul, MN 55102

(Public Hearing Notice)

April 3, 2018

The City of Saint Paul and Ramsey County hosted a second open house to share information and take input on the proposal for bike lanes on Lexington Parkway. Removal of parking was proposed for the east side of Lexington Parkway between James and Jefferson at the first project open house on January 25. After feedback from the community, parking removal was considered for either the east or west side of the roadway between James and Juliet. Concepts showing both options were presented at the second open house on April 3.

If you were not able to make it to the April 3rd meeting, you may provide feedback on the proposal by emailing project staff at the addresses below:

January 25, 2018

A project meeting was held on Thursday, January 25th at the Linwood Community Recreation Center to present information and receive feedback on the project.

Meeting Resources:

Next Steps: The proposed changes to Lexington Parkway will be presented to the City Council at a public hearing. A notice detailing the date and time of the public hearing will be mailed to residents and property owners along the corridor once details are finalized.

March 2017 – Present

City staff performed parking surveys, speed studies, street measurements, and traffic counts along the corridor.