The initiative is currently proposing five primary corridors. Click on the title links to view maps and more detailed information about each corridor. These corridors are broad concepts – no exact streets have been slated for conversion to Greenways. The selection of precisely which streets will become Greenways would come out of a community planning process.
Connecting downtown Minneapolis to northern neighborhoods with a dedicated north/south route. North Minneapolis is greatly under-served with regard to bicycle facilities.
Connecting downtown Minneapolis to northeastern neighborhoods with a dedicated route linking the Northeast Diagonal Trail and the Cedar Lake Trail across the Mississippi River. The Northeast Diagonal Trail extends nearly to the city of Roseville’s trail system, and the Cedar Lake Trail connects to an extensive system of trails in Hopkins and Minnetonka.
Connecting downtown Minneapolis to southern neighborhoods with a dedicated north/south route. This trail will connect with the Midtown Greenway and the future RiverLake Greenway before possibly connecting to a trail system in the city of Richfield.
The logical continuation of the Midtown Greenway, the Ayd Mill corridor creates a fast and efficient route from south Minneapolis to a large area of western Saint Paul.
Closely paralleling University Avenue, this corridor will connect the University of Minnesota campuses to downtown Saint Paul and other regional trail systems, as well as providing a safe and efficient bicycle facility to compliment the Central Corridor light rail line being constructed on University Avenue.