The regional bikeways dataset was created by the Minnesota Dept of Transportation (MNDOT) in 2003. It has been maintained and updated by the Land Management Information Center (LMIC) through contract with the Metropolitan Council. <br/><br/>Dataset includes bicycle routes within nine Twin Cities metropolitan counties: Anoka, Carver, Chisago, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, Washington, and Wright. The bikeways are from a number of sources including the Metro Bicycle Network map book (2001), supplemented by information from maps published by city, state, county and regional government agencies, and city and county planning maps. The map shows on-road and off-road bikeways, proposed and existing bikeways, and includes bike lanes, bike-able road shoulders, and trails.<br/><br/>The majority of the bikeways follow road centerlines of the MNDOT BaseMap 2002-Roads. A description of the bikeways attributes and sources of data are included in Section 5 of this document - Entity and Attribute Overview.

Additional Info

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dsAccessConst None. This dataset is public domain under the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act (Minnesota Statutes Chapter 13). If the dataset is not available from the Online Linkage in Section 6, please contact the Distribution Contact Person.
dsCurrentRef The bikeways maps for the nine-county metro area represent route information from 2001 to 2007.

The initial bikeways data set was digitized in 2003. Additional bikeways were digitized 2004 through 2007. MNDOT BaseMap road centerlines were used for the location of the majority of bikeways.

MNDOT did the original digitization of road centerlines during the 1990-1995 time period. Roads were updated in January 2001 and again in 2002 using the most up-to-date available information. MNDOT BaseMap centerline information varies in currentness for the nine counties. For example, Washington was updated in 2003, Hennepin and Ramsey were updated in 2004.

Bikeways were identified and classified based on the information from the following sources:

The Metro Bicycle Network Map Book: 2001-02
City comprehensive plans and bike maps: variable through 2006
County bike data: variable through 2003
Published maps: variable
Aerial Express color commercial aerial photography: 2002
Farm Service Agency air photos: Summer 2003
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency air photos for St. Paul/Minneapolis: Spring 2004
dsModifiedDate 2021-02-19 00:19:28
dsOriginator Minnesota Department of Transportation (MNDOT)
dsPeriodOfContent 4/6/2007
dsPurpose The Bicycle and Pedestrian Section, Office of Transit, developed the electronic bikeways map and GIS database to fill the need for a comprehensive inventory of bicycle routes in the Twin Cities metro area. The bike route data layer represents an interconnected regional network of bikeways that meet basic standards as developed by the Metro Bikeway Mapping Advisory Committee and helps to meet the region's goal of increased and safe transportation options.

The map will serve to show existing inventory of bikeways and identify cost-effective bicycle infrastructure opportunities that will interface with local projects. The goal is to provide planning guidance to build a bicycle transportation network for the Twin Cities metro area.
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