City looking for input on Cedar Lake Trail project

City officials are looking for feedback on plans for the Cedar Lake Trail extension.

City staff will give an overview of the bike path’s design and schedule tonight (April 24) from 5–7:30 p.m. at the Currie Conference Center, 1200 Currie Ave.

At the presentation, bikers can see simulations of what the trail will look like as it winds under the new Twins Ballpark Plaza. The extension of the bike trail would stretch from the Royalston Bridge and Glenwood Avenue to West River Parkway. The new trail would parallel the railroad tracks, and options for reaching the river are still under discussion.

The yearlong construction of the trail, which currently runs from St. Louis Park to the edge of Downtown, is scheduled for 2009.

The Cedar Lake Trail has one of the highest daily bicycle counts in the city, according to a fall 2007 study. Minneapolis volunteers tallied 1,010 bikers using the Cedar Lake Trail under I-394 on a daily basis.