Bassett Creek Regional Trail Golden Valley Segment

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In 2025, construction is scheduled to take place on a new segment of the Bassett Creek Regional Trail along Golden Valley Road (CSAH 66) between Regent Avenue and Theodore Wirth Parkway. As part of the project, a local trail will be built along Duluth Street (CSAH 66) from Douglas Drive (CSAH 102) to Lilac Drive and Toledo Avenue to Regent Avenue. Intersection improvements also will be made at the Noble Avenue and Hidden Lakes Parkway intersections with Golden Valley Road.

This segment is the last part of the planned Bassett Creek Regional Trail to be constructed, and will provide a continuous off-street paved multi-use trail from French Regional Park in Plymouth, through New Hope, Crystal and Golden Valley and connecting to the Grand Rounds Trail at Theodore Wirth Parkway. The project is a partnership involving Three Rivers Park District, the City of Golden Valley, Hennepin County, and the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

A public open house was held on February 29, 2024, to share details about the project and provide opportunities for people to ask questions and provide feedback.


In 2025, construction is scheduled to take place on a new segment of the Bassett Creek Regional Trail along Golden Valley Road (CSAH 66) between Regent Avenue and Theodore Wirth Parkway. As part of the project, a local trail will be built along Duluth Street (CSAH 66) from Douglas Drive (CSAH 102) to Lilac Drive and Toledo Avenue to Regent Avenue. Intersection improvements also will be made at the Noble Avenue and Hidden Lakes Parkway intersections with Golden Valley Road.

This segment is the last part of the planned Bassett Creek Regional Trail to be constructed, and will provide a continuous off-street paved multi-use trail from French Regional Park in Plymouth, through New Hope, Crystal and Golden Valley and connecting to the Grand Rounds Trail at Theodore Wirth Parkway. The project is a partnership involving Three Rivers Park District, the City of Golden Valley, Hennepin County, and the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

A public open house was held on February 29, 2024, to share details about the project and provide opportunities for people to ask questions and provide feedback.


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Currently the section of this route between Noble and Regent (especially between Ordway and Regent) is a dangerous area for cyclists, especially west bound with limited visibility for cars to see cyclists. I am glad to see improvements being planned for this route to create seperation.

It is likely outside the scope of the current project but it is worth noting that the bridge surface in section F (over hwy 100) has a high frequency undulation to it that causes a disconcerting and uncomfortable vibration for cyclists. I have multiple time thought something was broken on my bike while riding that bridge and even knowing it is a surface issue it is still disconcerting when I ride it. If resurfacing is possible it will improve the ride experience of this trail.

Additionally, there is a small spur trail that connects down a steep hill on the west side of that bridge into Bassett Creek Park. The hill is paved and the trail through the park is mostly paved but there is a short section of gravel trail between the two paved sections that would be nice to have paved consistent with the other surfaces. I know this is not specifically the regional trail but seemed worth mentioning if work is happening in the vicinity.

Grant Armour 2 months ago

A few comments:
Slow Golden Valley Road speed down by 5 MPH if even more families will be using the bike lane
Make it easy to cross at different along the stretch - there are many blind curves that make it dangerous to cross with kids. Drivers on Golden Valley Rd go very fast and kids cannot cross safely alone.
Make sure there is significant speed control and protection from vehicles coming down the hill from Minneapolis - many accidents have happened near Bassett Creek in both directions, including significant injuries and death.
The Crosswalk near the bus stop by the courage center needs to include flashing lights - drivers do not stop currently unless an adult stands in the roadway to help others pass.

Ryan - Mary Hills Dr. 3 months ago

I'm excited for this section of the trail to be completed!
The section of the existing local (Golden Valley) trail between Toledo and Westbend, along the west side of Minnaqua Pond, is also in need of repair - the pavement is crumbling and frequently covered with mud and standing water.
The intersection of Westbend and Scott floods during high water conditions, so the trail at that point will flood as well, but the existing pavement has not held up and needs improvement.

Jason Manthey 3 months ago

While we are discussing all of this, can there be an opening for those of us who want to go to the gas station on Douglas and Duluth coming from the EAST. It's pretty inconvenient these days and unfair to Speedway.

Pinklady 3 months ago

Excited! I live off of Ordway and Sorell Ave (near Noble intersection improvements) and will be great to have a trail connection from Ordway - it is currently hard to cross to get to a trail.

Brynna 3 months ago

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Blooste almost 4 years ago

I support this project. Please stop putting in unprotected bike lanes and sidewalks. We need protection from distracted drivers. A stripe of paint along the road won't stop you from getting killed or paralyzed.

David Hayes over 4 years ago

I’m very much in favor of this project. Today biking along Golden Valley Road between Regent Ave and Theodore Wirth Parkway is very dangerous.

Lee Biersdorf over 4 years ago
Page last updated: 09 May 2024, 01:36 PM