In a busy biking news week (two weeks ago) this one slipped past us. After a few years of construction Cedar Lake Trail (phase III) is now completed and open, and will take you all the way to the river.
This is the last portion of the Cedar Lake Trail that needed installation and has been in progress since July of last year. What you might not know is that this project was 20 years in the making and this section, through downtown, was by far the most expensive stretch, costing between $1-$2 Million for just one mile of trail.
On the City of Minneapolis project website, this is the first of three bike specific projects scheduled to be completed this year, also set for completion; Hiawatha Light Rail Trail Connection into downtown, and the U of MN Bikeway Phase III.
Has anyone had the chance to ride on Phase III yet? What do you think?