County collecting feedback on Washington Avenue redesign

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May 24, 2013
By: Sarah McKenzie
One of the design options under consideration for the Washington Avenue redesign that includes a cycle track.
Sarah McKenzie

Hennepin County engineers are gathering feedback on four proposed design options for a stretch of Washington Avenue in line for a makeover next year.

The street between Hennepin and 5th Avenue South will be reconstructed.

People can share thoughts on the design options by filling out an online survey at the county’s website on the project. It will be up through the end of the month.

Two options call for a buffered bike lane adjacent to parking. In one layout the bike lane is next to the sidewalk, while the other option has the cars parked next to the sidewalk. The other options call for a cycle track, which are bike lanes protected by some sort of barrier. 

The Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition has been advocating for a cycle track on Washington.

Jennifer Lowry, a senior design engineer for the county’s Transportation Department, said the goal is to make a recommendation to the City Council on a new design option for Washington in June or early July. 

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