Second Ward, Minneapolis

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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Draft Pedestrian Master Plan

This morning, Public Works presented a draft of the City's first Pedestrian Master Plan to the Transportation and Public Works committee. I'm pleased to see this document, which the Council directed staff to create as part of the larger Access Minneapolis process. This marks the first time that the City has taken a comprehensive look at how our infrastructure and planning affect the walkability of our neighborhoods. I'm hoping that it will help us improve on the existing strengths in our pedestrian system, and close some of the gaps that I know are out there. My long-term goal is to get more people to choose walking over driving, to meet their daily needs.

The current plan is a draft, and is now going out to the public to gather input. Staff has scheduled a public meeting on Thursday, July 16, at the Minneapolis Central Library, with the following planned events:

5:30pm Walking Workshops
6:00pm Meeting
6:30pm Presentation

I hope to see you there.


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