We have an opportunity to influence what the future of biking in Minneapolis could look like if we actively participate in the upcoming master planning sessions, engage our community, and work to identify funding resources for our vision.
This is your chance to provide your input to help shape what our parks will look like in the future. We need to let the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board and our community know that we want bike parks included in our city parks so riders of all ages have access to safe and exciting places to hone their skills.
Create a network of bike parks and off-street riding opportunities distributed throughout the city, allowing all residents to have a bicycle adventure within reach.
Service Area Master Plans
Master Planning involves heavy community engagement and is what helps the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board set the vision for what our parks of the future look like. In order to make bike parks a reality in Minneapolis they must be included in the neighborhood and regional park Master Plans.
These are the projects we have been involved with and where your help is needed.
Southwest Service Area Master Plan
Plans for this area have been proposed and the project is currently in a 45 day public comment period, until April 25, 2020. This is your last chance to comment on this plan before it is finalized.
Two bike parks and three skateparks are being proposed for SW Minneapolis parks, let the MPRB know what you think of the plan. We suggest including something along the lines of:
"The bike parks are great and we want to see messaging added to the skate park locations that includes "all-wheel" or bike specific features will be included".
Parks with bike infrastructure:
The Parade Park
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Park
Parks with skate parks:
28th Ave Tot Lot (DIY Skate Park)
Completed Master Plans:
Other In-Progress Master Plans:
This project will go into a 45 day public comment period in the spring of 2020. There is off-street bike infrastructure along the creek at 34th Ave and at Bloomington Ave.
Accessible, off-street biking infrastructure has never looked more promising in Minneapolis. Since 2017, we have been advocating for safe, exciting locations for Minneapolis kids to ride and learn on their bikes and it's paying off, we are nearing our goal of seeing plans for bike parks in all corners of the city- up next funding and prioritization.