Getting Around

By Car

From the north or south: Either 35W or Highway 55 south from downtown or north from the airport.

From the east: You can get to Lake Street by crossing the Lake Street Bridge from Marshall Avenue in St. Paul.

From the west: Travel Excelsior Boulevard or Lake Street through St. Louis Park.

Parking: There is ample parking on or near Lake Street. Many businesses have their own lots. There is public parking near the Hiawatha Light Rail station, the Midtown Exchange/Global Market, Lyndale Ave., and Uptown. Free and metered parking is available on Lake Street and intersecting streets.

By Bus

You’ll never be waiting at a bus stop for long on Lake Street. With frequent, reliable service, Metro Transit’s route 21 travels up and down Lake Street to get you where you want to go.

Several other bus routes cross Lake Street. See Metro Transit’s website to plan your trip!

By Train

The Hiawatha Light Rail line is a quick and convenient way to get to Lake Street. It’s just a 15 minute trip from the airport to the Lake Street/Midtown Station, and just 10 minutes from downtown!

By Bike

The Midtown Greenway gives bikers the perfect way to get around Lake Street. This 5.5 mile trail for cyclists and pedestrians is just north of Lake Street. It makes for a relaxing, traffic-free ride, as well as a way to quickly get wherever you want to go on Lake.

To the west, the Greenway connects with paths around the Minneapolis Chain of Lakes and the Southwest LRT Trail extending to the western suburbs. To the east the Greenway connects with paths along the Mississippi River.

Freewheel Bike Center is located right on the Greenway by the Midtown Global Market and Sheraton Hotel. It offers bike rentals, sales and repairs, as well as accessories and bike maps of the city. Lake Street is also home to multiple bike shops, making it one of the most bike-friendly places in the Twin Cities.

See Also: The Major Taylor Bicycling Club of Minnesota, which meets weekly at the Freewheel Bike Center.