20.4.06

mpls: City's 10-Year Transportation Plan Public Meetings

Tonight I attended a workshop on Minneapolis's city-wide Transportation Action Plan, held at the CWA Hall on East Lake Street. Attendnace was pretty sparse, but some consultants were there to take input on where there should be transit corridors, bikeways/bikelanes, sidewalks improvements, and street plans.

When completed, the Transportation Action Plan will be a citywide plan that addresses a full range of transportation options and issues, including pedestrians, bicycles, transit, automobiles, and freight. The 10-Year Action Plan will also include a transit and street operations plan for downtown and new street design guidelines.

Pre-registration is not required. Since the workshops include presentations followed by structured dialog, participants are encouraged to arrive at the designated meeting start time.

Workshops will be held at these Minneapolis locations:

Tuesday, April 25 – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Harrison Recreation Center
503 Irving Ave. N.

Thursday, April 27 – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Martin Luther King Park Recreation Center
4055 Nicollet Ave. S.

Tuesday, May 2 – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
East Side Neighborhood Services
1700 2nd St. NE

Attendees were an almost perfectly equal ratio of young transit groupies (e.g. myself) and longwinded, disabled bus riders (e.g. crazy bus lady). It's a relatively easy way to have some measurable impact on Minneapolis's future development.

1 comment:

Andrew said...

Yeah for young transit groupies, may our ranks continue to grow!! Hopefully I'll have a chance this week to attend one of these meetings.