Saint Anthony Traffic Calming

The City of Saint Paul is conducting a study to consider improvements to Saint Anthony Avenue between Prior Avenue and Fry Street (just west of Snelling Avenue). 

The study was initiated in January 2016 after city staff was invited to attend a Union Park District Council Land Use Committee meeting. Download a letter from Union Park District Council staff summarizing the meeting and recommending next steps.

 

Purpose

The purpose of the planning effort is to identify a set of low-cost improvements that will accomplish the following objectives:

  • implement traffic calming to slow vehicle speeds and improve safety
  • improve east/west bicycle movement, including connectivity with the Aldine pedestrian bridge over I-94 and the planned Snelling-Midway redevelopment site.

 

Input Opportunities

No meetings are scheduled at this time.

To provide input, please send written feedback via email to reuben.collins@ci.stpaul.mn.us

 

Project Alternatives

Four alternatives have been developed by city staff:

  • Alternative 1 - One-way traffic, two-way bikeway on south side of street
  • Alternative 2 - Two-way traffic, mixture of bike lanes and shared lanes
  • Alternative 3 - One-way traffic, mixture of bike lanes and shared lanes
  • Alternative 4 - One-way traffic, westbound bike lane only (except for Aldine to Pierce)

The Alternatives Summary and Comparison can be helpful to understand the strengths and weaknesses of each concept.

The city, with cooperation from some neighborhood volunteers, has collected on-street parking occupancy data to learn more about how frequently on-street parking is being utilized and at what times of day.

 

Implementation Timeline

A funding source for this project has not been identified, so there is no timeline for implementation.

 

Project Updates

May-July 2016 - City staff met twice with a small group of residents from the area who had expressed interest in the corridor.

August 8 2016 - City staff presented the four concepts to the Union Park District Council Transportation Committee for feedback.

November 28 2016 - City staff held an Open House to present the Alternatives and obtain feedback. The meeting was held from 7:00-8:30 PM at Episcopal Homes (1860 University Avenue). The meeting was advertised by postcards mailed to over 400 properties in the immediate vicinity. The city also partnered with Union Park District Council to promote the meeting via Facebook