Great Northern Greenway

Great Northern Greenway


For over a decade, the Midtown Greenway has helped knit together the people, neighborhoods, and economy of South Minneapolis. So what about North and Northeast Minneapolis? How do we walk, bike, or roll east or west across the heart of our many neighborhoods?

That is a question without a compelling answer…just yet.

The Great Northern Greenway is a vision and proposal to address just that need: a proposal to seamlessly connect neighbors through the heart of Northeast and North Minneapolis. Building on existing plans and investments, the Great Northern Greenway will provide an effortless passage across the city.

In North Minneapolis, the project will leverage trail improvements already being made along 26th Avenue North, which extends from Theodore Wirth Park at the City’s western edge to the Mississippi River. In Northeast Minneapolis, the project will draw on the existing path part of 18th Avenue Northeast, and work to address existing gaps in that route.

Perhaps most importantly, tying this all together, will be a river crossing, aligning these two routes to cross at the existing Burlington Northern Santa Fe Rail bridge across the Mississippi River. And existing and planned connections along the river will allow for easy north-south travel.


Community Meeting

Great Northern Greenway:

North Minneapolis Segment Design

Thursday, March 3rd, 2016 ▪ 7:00 to 9:00pm

PCYC (entrance on block behind Capri Theater) ▪ 2210 Oliver Ave N

Join your Northeast neighbors in an interactive design activity that will help formulate
a long-term vision for the evolution of the Great Northern Greenway.

This collaborative workshop will allow YOU to actively shape what kind of place
you think this cross-city Greenway should be as implementation occurs.

If you have questions, contact Kathleen Boe at 612-746-4987.

Great Northern Greenway:

Corridorwide meeting (North & Northeast Minneapolis)

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016 ▪ 7:00 to 9:00pm

Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, Nokomis Room ▪ 2117 West River Rd N
If you have questions, contact Kathleen Boe at 612-746-4987.

Sponsored by the Holland Neighborhood Association and Minneapolis Riverfront Partnership, with support from Cuningham Architects.