The Midtown Greenway is a 5.7-mile (9.2 km) rail trail in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It is considered under segregated cycle facilities. Used both recreationally and for commuting, the partially below-grade Greenway runs east-west about one block north of Lake Street. It provides cyclists, inline skaters, runners and pedestrians a virtually traffic-free route across the city.
The Greenway consists of two one-way bike lanes and one two-way walking path, though they are combined in some places with space constrictions. Because of the historic nature of the corridor, it cannot easily be widened or modified.
To the west the Greenway connects directly to the Southwest LRT Trail, named after the future Southwest Corridor with which it will share right-of-way.
It also connects to the Kenilworth Trail
(which in turn connects to the Cedar Lake Trail
) providing access to downtown Minneapolis and the western suburbs. To the east, the Greenway connects to West River Parkway, a part of the Grand Rounds Scenic Byway. In between, there is access to the Chain of Lakes, as well as the Light Rail Trail, connecting the Greenway to the Downtown East community. Bike traffic on the Greenway has jumped 261% between 2003 and 2011.