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The Minneapolis Transportation Action Plan

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The City of Minneapolis Department of Public Works is developing its 10-year Transportation Action Plan. The purpose of the Transportation Action Plan is to identify specific actions to undertake within the next ten years to implement the transportation goals and policies articulated in Minneapolis 2040, the City’s draft Comprehensive Plan.  Additionally, work on the Transportation Action Plan will be done in support of the City's Complete Streets Policy, Vision Zero Commitment, Climate Action Plan goals, and its commitment to equity.

The City is producing one Transportation Action Plan, with many components. Each of the plan components are interrelated and all will be integrated in the Transportation Action Plan. The plan components will include:

Transportation Action Plan components

Relationship between Minneapolis 2040 and the Transportation Action Plan

We heard you! Minneapolis staff held thousands of conversations throughout the past two years while developing Minneapolis 2040, the City’s draft Comprehensive Plan. Minneapolis 2040 reflects what the City heard from the community, including over 50 meetings and thousands of conversations with residents, business owners, and others. Those comments, ideas, and vision for the future are articulated in the draft goals and policies. Minneapolis 2040 provides the foundation and starting point from which the Transportation Action Plan will be developed.

Help us shape the plan!

Help us shape this plan 
As we begin developing the Transportation Action Plan, please get involved! There are many ways to get involved now:

1. Sign up for email updates
2. Use #gompls to spread the word and tell us how you want to get around in the City


The Transportation Action Plan survey is now closed.Thank you for participating and your interest in providing us with your feedback.

Look for more information in early 2019 on what we learned through the survey and how to stay involved in our Transportation Action Plan engagement efforts.

Timeline of Plan development

Early work to prepare for the Transportation Action Plan began in late 2017 by assessing the City’s existing transportation action plan, Access Minneapolis. These Access assessments identified and guided areas of focus for the Transportation Action Plan. Development of the Transportation Action Plan began in early 2018 and is expected to last through 2019.

Structure of Plan development

The work to develop the Transportation Action Plan will be the effort of many people, internal and external to City of Minneapolis staff. The following committees will help drive the development of the plan. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the Transportation Action Plan?

The Transportation Action Plan will help the City make sure that all people have safe and efficient options on how and where to travel. Overall, the Transportation Action Plan will identify projects, practices, and policy items for the City and its partner agencies (Metro Transit, Hennepin County, the Metropolitan Council, the Minnesota Department of Transportation) to implement on streets across the City in the next 10 years. The Transportation Action Plan will be completed as an interconnected plan that will address advanced mobility, pedestrians, bicyclists, transit users, street operations, freight, and street design. Each major component has priority outcomes, as described below:

  • Advanced Mobility: This component will develop decision-making strategies and actions to allow the City to use technology more quickly to advance its transportation and livability goals while prioritizing equity and safety.
  • Pedestrian: This component will identify the most significant physical barriers to walking in the city to inform and prioritize improvements for people walking.
  • Transit: This component will set the City’s vision and role in advancing transit frequency, speed, travel time, reliability, and ridership.
  • Bicycle: This component will establish an all ages and abilities bikeway network, and ensuring that street designs enable bicycling to be a safe, comfortable, and convenient way to travel year-round.
  • Freight: This component will develop an action plan for accommodating freight within the City’s multimodal transportation network.
  • Street design: The street design guidelines will ensure that sidewalks, bikeways, roadways, and intersections are designed to foster safety, comply with the Complete Streets Policy, and meet the needs of a growing city.
  • Street Operations: This component will identify areas of opportunity for improving system efficiency safety, comfort, and accessibility for all modes of travel.

2. How will the City use the Transportation Action Plan?

3. How does the Transportation Action Plan relate to Minneapolis 2040?

4. What guiding principles and existing policies will shape the plan?

5. What is the overall timeline for the Transportation Action Plan?

6. What are the City's plans for community engagement?

7. Who will help shape the plan?

8. How can I get involved?

9. I have additional questions about the Transportation Action Plan.



Last updated Nov 7, 2018



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