Prior Avenue Bike Lanes

What is Proposed?

Saint Paul Public Works is planning to resurface Prior Avenue between University Avenue and Minnehaha Avenue in September-October 2018. There are existing bike lanes within this project area, and Public Works is proposing to improve the bike lanes when the street is resurfaced. Public Works is proposing to widen the bike lanes as well as add a striped buffer to the bike lanes in each direction. Public Works is also proposing to install a dedicated turn lane at University Avenue.

Purpose

Improving the bike lanes on Prior Avenue will make the street a safer and more comfortable place for people who ride a bike. Buffered bike lanes  encourage additional separation between people driving and people biking.

Changes to On-Street Parking

Parking is permitted on the east side of Prior Avenue, and is prohibited on the west side of Prior Avenue. To improve the bike lanes, parking removal is proposed on the east side of the roadway, resulting in parking being prohibited on both sides of Prior Avenue between University Avenue and Minnehaha Avenue.  Parking surveys were performed along the corridor to measure parking demand, and the data indicated that parking use was low.

How to Provide Feedback

Questions or concerns about the proposed improvements should be directed to the Public Works project manager (project contact information located in right sidebar). The project manager is available to meet directly to discuss the project.

Public Hearing

The proposal to restrict parking and improve the bike lanes will be presented to the Saint Paul City Council on Wednesday, September 5, 2018. 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 make the proposed revisions to the street.

Prior Avenue Bike Lanes Public Hearing
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 5:30 PM
City Council Chambers, 300 City Hall, 15 Kellogg Blvd W