Thanks for Your Input

Thanks for sharing your input on the Draft Updated Bicycle Plan. You can still view the interactive map and comments that we received.

The interactive map and survey are now closed. 

Next Steps

  1. City staff will review all the feedback received through the interactive map, survey, meetings, community events, emails, phone calls, and conversations and use it to create a final draft of the Bicycle Plan.
  2. The final Bicycle Plan will go to the City Council for a public hearing and adoption towards the end of 2023. There will be an opportunity to submit feedback on the final plan as part of the public hearing process, and before formal adoption.
  3. Once the 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.

2023 Draft Updated Bicycle Plan

The City is updating the Bicycle Plan! Over the past 18 months, city staff have been working with community members and stakeholders to update the Bicycle Plan. The Bicycle Plan guides investment and resources to make biking safer, easier, more convenient, and more connected.

Draft updated Bicycle Plan

Draft Executive Summary of the Bicycle

Draft Appendix of the Bicycle Plan

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.


  • 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

  • Late 2023: 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 Documents

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: August 23, 2023