Ten Year Transportation Action Plan
Access Minneapolis is the City of Minneapolis’ transportation action plan that addresses a full range of transportation options and issues, including pedestrians, bicycles, transit, automobiles, and freight. The purpose of Access Minneapolis is to identify specific actions that the City and its partner agencies (Metro Transit, Metropolitan Council, Hennepin County, Minnesota Department of Transportation) need to take within the next ten years to implement the transportation policies articulated in The Minneapolis Plan.
Begun in 2005, there six components of Access Minneapolis:
- Downtown Action Plan – The Downtown Action Plan was approved in 2007. The 2010 draft Downtown East-West Transit Spine Plan is a continuation of the 2007 plan.
- Citywide Action Plan – The Citywide Action Plan was approved in 2009.
- Design Guidelines for Streets and Sidewalks – The Design Guidelines were initially completed in 2008 and have been expanded in subsequent years to include more detail on pedestrian facilities, bicycle facilities, and tree/boulevard design.
- Streetcar Planning – The Streetcar Feasibility Study was completed in 2007, and the recommended long-term streetcar network was approved in 2010. Further planning for the Nicollet-Central corridor and Midtown Corridor will begin in 2012.
- Pedestrian Master Plan – The Pedestrian Master Plan was completed in 2009.
- Bicycle Master Plan – The Bicycle Master Plan was completed in 2011.
During the development of the initial plan, the project was guided by a Project Steering Committee comprised of citizens, City staff and representatives of a number of stakeholder jurisdictions and partnering agencies acting in an advisory capacity. A series of four Public Meetings were held. The Project Documents developed for the plan are available on this site.
Last updated Mar 7, 2012