Transportation and Wayfinding

Transportation and Wayfinding

The Lake Street Council is actively engaged in a number of transportation and wayfinding initiatives affecting the corridor. In particular, we advocate for public design that preserves and supports local communities, encourages density and transit, and maximizes economic development potential.

I-35W Transit/Access Project
This MDOT and Metro Transit project will provide additional access to Lake Street from southbound I-35W, a new Lake Street transit station for the Orange Line, and provide a safe and efficient transit connection. 

Lake Street and Hiawatha Ave
In partnership with the Corcoran Neighborhood Organization, the Lake Street Council is actively working to improve this congested and difficult intersection. We are working to ensure new development promotes street-level activity and advocating for improvements in pedestrian and bike movement through the intersection. 

Connecting Lake Street to the Midtown Greenway
Since the creation of the Midtown Greenway, the Lake Street Council has partnered with the Midtown Community Works group to improve the connections between this important bike corridor and our local business community. On July 18, 2017, the Hennepin County Board of Commissioners approved up to $765,000 for final implementation of the Midtown Community Works initiative. This includes: improving wayfinding, completing key bicycle and pedestrian connections, and enhancing public space infrastructure. 

In addition, the Lake Street Council recently partnered with the Midtown Greenway Coalition to install new "Exit to Lake Street" Greenway banners that encourage riders to take advantage of our local business community - it's food, retail, and entertainment options!