Public Hearing - CLOSED

The Saint Paul Planning Commission closed the Public Hearing on Monday, February 5 at 4:30 PM. Thanks to everyone who attended the hearing and submitted comment via email and US Mail. 

December 2023 Saint Paul Bicycle Plan full document
December 2023 Bicycle Plan Appendix

Staff will review all feedback that was received and consider updates to the Bicycle Plan. Following any updates, staff will present changes to the Transportation Committee, Planning Commission, then to City Council. These dates have not yet been set. Please check back for updates. Thank you. 

Next Steps

  1. A public hearing is set for February 2, 2024. See time and location details above. Members of the public are encouraged to submit comment on the Bicycle Plan via email, U.S. Mail, or in-person on February 2. See details above. 
  2. Staff will review public comments received as part of the public hearing and make updates to the Plan, as necessary. 
  3. Staff will bring a new and final version to Transportation Committee, Planning Commission, and eventually, City Council for adoption. These dates have not yet been set, but will be added to this page when dates and times are confirmed. 
  4. Once the final updated plan is adopted, city planners and engineers will use the updated Bicycle Plan to make decisions about the design of streets in Saint Paul.

What are separated bikeways and paths? Why is Saint Paul considering them?

Separated bikeways and paths are spaces for people biking that are separated from car traffic by some sort of physical barrier. They can be designed just for people biking, or they can be designed to be shared by people walking and biking. Separated bikeways and paths can be for one way bike traffic or two way bike traffic.

There are many examples of separated bikeways and paths in Saint Paul shown in these photos – and residents and community members have asked for more of them. 

separated bike lane, Wheelock Parkway showing biker separated from traffic and sidewalk space
Sidepath along Como Avenue near Fairgrounds, removed from street
separated bike lane, 10th St downtown

Separated bikeways and paths:

  • Provide a comfortable space to bike for people of all ages and abilities
  • Allow for a narrower roadway, which encourages slower driving speeds and is easier to cross for people walking. By constructing the bikeway outside of the road, the street can be narrower.

Timeline

  • Summer 2021: Outreach to City departments, Council offices, District Councils
  • Fall 2021: Public outreach, events, virtual presentations
  • 2022: City staff review of 2021 feedback, draft updates to plan document and planned bike network
  • Spring and Summer 2023: Public outreach, events, presentation
  • Fall 2023: Staff reference spring and summer feedback, create final version of Bicycle Plan
  • We are here. Late 2023-early 2024: City Council plan adoption process - chance for public input and comment on final version of Bicycle Plan
  • 2024 and future: engineers and planners reference the Bicycle Plan when making decisions about design of streets in Saint Paul

*Timeline is subject to change

Project Materials

2015 (Current) Bicycle Plan

Following Spring 2023 engagement with the community, the updated Bicycle Plan will be brought to City Council for adoption as an addendum to the Saint Paul Comprehensive Plan. The documents below will be replaced and retired.

Last Edited: February 13, 2024