Metro Transit, in partnership with the City of Minneapolis, is exploring bus-only lanes on Hennepin Avenue between Franklin Avenue and Uptown Transit Station. For three days – May 15, 16 and 17 – we will test a bus-only lane northbound at 26th Street in the morning and a southbound bus-only lane at 26th Street in the afternoon.
The goal of the Hennepin Avenue bus-only lane pilot project is to explore an option of how to provide faster, more reliable transit service. Hennepin Avenue has among the best transit service availability and use in the Twin Cities with over 400 bus trips and 3,300 customers using the corridor on each weekday; however, it is also one of the slowest corridors in the region with speeds regularly slowing to 6 mph during rush hour. On-street parking will be removed during the peak hours to accommodate the curbside bus-only lane.
Data will be collected including public input to determine if additional testing and evaluation is warranted.
More information at metrotransit.org/Hennepin-bus-lanes.