Rice Street Transportation Safety Study

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The Rice Street transportation safety study area includes Rice Street between University Avenue to Larpenteur Avenue in Saint Paul. Short segments of Rice Street will be reconstructed beginning in 2019.

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Rice Street transportation safety study

Rice Street is being studied from University to Larpenteur avenues during 2017. The transportation safety study will consider pedestrians, bikes, transit, vehicles and parking and will guide future investments in sidewalks, bikeways, transit and the roadway.
The purpose of the Rice Street transportation safety study is to:

  • Identify future investments.
  • Design a corridor that will enhance the safety for all modes of transportation.
  • Promote economic growth and community investment.

Community engagement

Robust public involvement is an integral part of the study process. We would like your input regarding how you use Rice Street. Where do you go? What is important to you? 

May 2 community meeting

Join the Public Works project team for a second opportunity to:

  • See visual concepts for 4-to-3 lanes on Rice Street
  • Hear a summary of comments from the February 1 and April 5 community meetings
  • Learn options for addressing top comments
  • Participate in an open conversation


Washington Technology Magnet School, 1495 Rice Street
Tuesday, May 2
6:30 p.m. - presentation begins

All are welcome. Please submit requests for interpreters or accommodations for persons with disabilities by April 24 by email or by calling 651-266-7119

Goals for Rice Street reconstruction

Goals for the reconstruction of the Rice Street corridor include improved access for multiple transportation modes and design to promote economic growth. The future design includes new, smooth pavement, safer intersections, pedestrian safety and transit accessibility.

Other resources

Rice Street parking study 
Bicycle route and count map (PDF)
Pedestrian crash map (PDF).