NP Ave Corridor (10th St to Red River) - Bike Lane Public Input
The City of Fargo is soliciting public comments regarding which protected bike lane design to incorporate into the NP Ave corridor. The public survey link, open house information, bike lane design options, and project background information can all be found below. The deadline for comments is June 8, 2016.
Public Input Open House
Fargo Public Library Community Room (102 3rd St N.)
Thursday, May 26, 2016 from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Friday, May 27, 2016 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Planning for Future Reconstruction Projects
It has been determined that NP Avenue will be the corridor used to accommodate protected bike lanes in downtown Fargo. Protected bike lanes were incorporated into 2015's reconstruction project between University and 10th St, with an additional section between 10th St and Roberts St scheduled for reconstruction in 2017. The cost to install these bike lanes along NP Ave is negligible due to continual concrete in the downtown setting, and both bike lane options detailed below are similar in cost.
Recent history of NP Avenue's development:
2008 - Commenced the 1st Ave & NP Ave Corridor Development Study in order to determine 1-way or 2-way design.
2011 - City Commission approved converting 1st Ave and NP Ave to 2-way streets (2+1 was the design for both streets).
2013 - Converted 1st Ave and NP Ave to 2-way streets. This project did not include a structural reconstruction.
2014 - Converted NP Ave to one lane traffic in each direction west of Broadway.
2015 - Reconstructed NP Ave from University Dr to 10th St N. This project included protected bike lanes.
List of uses to consider during design:
Business and customer access, operations, and deliveries
Pedestrian, bicyclist, and ADA accommodations
Parking (on and off street)
Metro Area Transit
Special events and parades
Design Options (click on images for larger photos)
Option 1 - Street Grade Protected Bike Lanes
Option 2 - Sidewalk Grade Protected Bike Lane
Visualization Videos (via YouTube)
Option 1 Visualization Video
Option 2 Visualization Video
Bike Lane Safety Education (links open in new windows)
Bike Lane Protection Levels
Impacts of Protected Bike Lanes