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.

The city is seeking feedback on the Draft updated Bicycle Plan. Please review these documents and share your thoughts.

Draft updated Bicycle Plan

Draft Executive Summary of the Bicycle

Draft Appendix of the Bicycle Plan

Share Your Thoughts on the Draft Updated Bicycle Plan

We would like hear what you think about the proposed bicycle network and the drafted priorities.

Share your feedback on the proposed bicycle network by adding comments to the interactive Bicycle Plan Network Map. Use the survey to provide feedback on the policy priorities in the Bicycle Plan and share additional thoughts about the plan.

Before sharing your input, take time to learn more about the Draft Updated Bicycle Plan by watching the video presentation and/or reviewing the plan document.

Interactive Bicycle Plan Network Map and Survey will close on June 30, 2023.

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.

Additional Ways to Learn More about the Draft Updated Bicycle Plan and Share Your Thoughts

Over the next few months, city staff will be in the community to share the Draft Updated Bicycle Plan, answer questions, and hear your feedback.

Continue to check this website for upcoming engagement activities and sign up for email updates (see bottom of page).

In person opportunities 

  • Please check back soon. 

Virtual opportunities



  • 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 2023: Public outreach, events, presentation

  • Summer 2023: City Council plan adoption

*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: May 12, 2023