Using transportation other than driving is good for our health, budgets and environment. Alternative transportation options include taking the bus or train, carpooling, bicycling and walking. The City plays an important role in making transit affordable and convenient, creating dynamic urban corridors that are safe and accessible for pedestrians and bicyclists, and promoting alternative transportation.
- Reduce the percentage of Minneapolis residents who drive alone to work to 61 percent by 2015.
- Reduce the percentage of Minneapolis workers who drive alone to work to 61 percent by 2015.
Recent City & Community Activities
- The Metropolitan Council completed the second year of construction for the region’s second light rail transit line -- the Green Line (Central Corridor) -- between Minneapolis and St. Paul. The Green Line will open in 2014 and serve an estimated 41,000 weekday riders by 2030.
- The Metropolitan Council began preliminary engineering and published the draft environmental impact statement for the region’s third light rail transit line – the Green Line Extension to Eden Prairie (Southwest Transitway).
- The Hennepin County Regional Railroad Authority concluded an alternatives analysis for the region’s fourth light rail transit line – the Blue Line Extension to Brooklyn Park (Bottineau Transitway) – and forwarded the recommended locally preferred alternative to the Metropolitan Council.
- The City of Minneapolis began the Nicollet-Central Transit Alternatives study to evaluate streetcar or enhanced bus options on Nicollet and Central avenues.
- Metro Transit began the Midtown Corridor Alternatives Analysis study to evaluate rail and bus options in the Midtown Greenway or on Lake Street.
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Last updated Feb. 26, 2013