The Capital City Bikeway is a planned network of bicycle facilities throughout downtown Saint Paul. The bikeway network will connect to existing trails and on-street bikeways, allowing people comfortable and convenient bicycle access to and through downtown.
The development of bicycle facilities in the downtown was a top priority of the Saint Paul Bicycle Plan, adopted by City Council in March 2015. Following the adoption of the City’s Bicycle Plan, the City developed the Capital City Bikeway: Network Study and Design Guide in 2016, which includes a bikeway network study, bikeway network map, bikeway design guide, and bikeway implementation plan.
The first segment of the Capital City Bikeway was completed in 2017 along Jackson Street from University Avenue to Kellogg Boulevard. The second segment (north corridor) on 9th Street/10th Street was completed in 2020 as an interim design. The west corridor will be along Wabasha Street. The south corridor will be along Kellogg Boulevard.
The Capital City Bikeway Interim Design Study conducted in 2019 through 2021 included the development and evaluation of interim designs along with a public engagement process for the west and north corridors of the Capital City Bikeway.
The bikeway designs are considered “interim” because they will be at street-level and incorporated into the existing, between-the-curbs street width. The long-term vision for each of these segments is to develop protected bikeways, but design and development of those bikeways will likely not happen until there are full street reconstruction projects along each segment.
Wabasha Street from Kellogg to 11th Street
June 2022 to November 2022