Explore Como Avenue on Bike or Foot
Take a trip on Como Avenue and experience recent bike-friendly improvements along this great east-west route that’ll take you from the State Capitol all the way to the Southeast Como neighborhood in Minneapolis.
The recent bicycle and pedestrian improvements—bike lanes, bike signage and safer crosswalks—were funded by Bike Walk Twin Cities (BWTC), a program of Transit for Livable Communities, through the Federal Highway Administration.
Check out our Como Avenue map
To help guide bicyclists, pedestrians and transit users, Smart Trips created a Biking and Walking Como Avenue map and held two group rides along Como as part of the Bike Walk Move Campaign. Bike Walk Move is a project of BWTC to raise awareness and use of new options for getting around on two wheels and two feet. Bike-friendly upgrades along Como Avenue are part of more than 75 miles of new bikeways and sidewalks and new programs such as Nice Ride Minnesota and Community Partners Bike Library, funded through the Bike Walk Twin Cities’ federal non-motorized transportation pilot program administered by Transit for Livable Communities.
Group rides via Como Avenue
During the summer of 2012, Smart Trips led two group rides along Como—from the Como Lakeside Pavilion to the Hmongtown Marketplace and from the St. Anthony Park Library to the Mill City Farmer’s Market.
See Hmongtown Marketplace ride photos
Bike Walk Move Blog post about the Mill City ride
See Mill City Farmer’s Market ride photos
Get more details about Como Avenue bike facilities: read Bike Walk Move blog post about bike travel along Como
View Bike Walk Move's Twin Cities system map
Bike-friendly Como Avenue maps available
Working with Bike Walk Move, Smart Trips has created a map highlighting the great destinations along Como, featuring the biking, walking and transit routes to reach those destinations from the Capitol grounds in St. Paul all the way to the Southeast Como neighborhood in Minneapolis. The map is available at the St. Anthony Park Library, Como and St. Anthony Park Community Council offices and the Van Cleve Rec Center. You can also Download a PDF of the Como map.