On-Street Bike Lanes

On-street bike lanes are a cost-effective way to complete gaps in the City’s bike network. While trails might be preferred, the cost of constructing them is much higher than utilizing existing streets and striping a lane for bikes.

In 2018, the City completed an On-Street Bike Lane study.  If you would like to view the study, please click on the link below:

2018 On-Street Bike Lane Study

The City has several on-street bike lane projects currently in development:

Dedicated Bike Lane

Approved:  Travelers Trail

Eagle Ridge Drive to Parkwood Drive

View Travelers Trail Map (PDF)

Travelers Trail from Eagle Ridge Drive to Portland Avenue would change as follows:

  • Existing Configuration – 4 lanes (2 drive lanes in each direction)
  • Proposed Configuration – 3 lanes (1 drive lane each direction and a center turn lane) with dedicated on-street bike lanes and a parking lane on the south side

Travelers Trail from Portland Avenue to Parkwood Drive would change as follows:

  • Existing Configuration – 2 lanes with parking lanes on both sides
  • Proposed Configuration – 2 lanes with dedicated on-street bike lanes and a parking lane on the south side

Benefits include:

  • Provides safe routes for bikes in a cost effective way by taking advantage of wide streets
  • Connects the wide sidewalks in the Heart of the City with the sidewalks and striped shoulders on Parkwood Drive and 122nd Street
  • Could be extended on 122nd Street in the future providing a complete connection from the Heart of the City to the trail on County Road 11

Approved:  Lac Lavon Drive

County Road 42 to County Road 46

View Lac Lavon Map (PDF)

Project will:

  • Connect existing off-street bike trails 
  • Connect existing trails to popular destinations including Crystal Lake and Beach, Keller Lake Park and Fischer Fields at Lac Lavon Park 
  • Add 5.5 - 6-foot striped bike lane in each direction
  • Provide on-street parking on one side of the street
    (Parking will be allowed on the east side of the street only near the ball fields, and will move to being allowed on the west side of the street only near Crystal Lake Beach and north)

Anticipated Timeline

Lac Lavon:  The City finalized bike lane plans during summer 2019, after collecting public feedback. It is anticipated that this project will be completed in spring 2020. Public input was received via an online survey that was open from May 8 - May 22, 2019 and an in-person open house held May 15, 2019. Click here to view Submitted Feedback

Approved:  River Hills Drive

Cliff Road to Highway 13

View River Hills Map (PDF)

Project will:

  • Connect existing off-street bike trails 
  • Add 5.5 - 6-foot striped bike lane in each direction
  • Have no parking impacts as on-street parking is currently not allowed

Anticipated Timeline

River Hills:   Bike lanes on River Hills are being striped with a street project. During the public engagement process for the street project, adjacent property owners were notified of the proposed bike lanes. This project will be constructed later in the summer and striping - including bike lane striping - is anticipated to be completed in the fall.

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