Compare this reporting in America's No. 2 bicycle city to some of the news reports seen regarding the bike lanes on Spruce and Pine. I think they are just nicer there.
It's a pretty radical treatment a one way street (1st Ave) will become a two way street with bike lanes. During off peak times the right lane becomes parking creating a part time cycletrack or physically separated bike lanes. The report has a nice animation.
Hennepin Avenue with its famous and awkward left side two way bike lane will become a two way street. 1st Ave which is parallel will now be the preferred street for cyclists although Hennepin will contain a bike/bus/right turn lanes.
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