ACCESS MINNEAPOLIS, 2007-2017
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 Minneapolis' Comprehensive Plan.
The six original plan components are:
- Downtown Action Plan – The Downtown Action Plan was approved in 2007.
- Citywide Action Plan – The Citywide Action Plan was approved in 2009. The Citywide Action Plan was amended in November 2017.
- 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, tree/boulevard design, and historic streets.
- Streetcar Planning – The Streetcar Feasibility Study was completed in 2007, and the recommended long-term streetcar network was approved in 2010.
- Pedestrian Master Plan – The Pedestrian Master Plan was completed in 2009.
- Bicycle Master Plan – The Bicycle Master Plan was completed in 2011. The Bicycle Master Plan was updated in 2015.
In addition, the Complete Streets Policy (2016) builds off and frames the interpretation of Access Minneapolis.
Additional information documenting the development of Access Minneapolis can be found below:
Last updated Aug 1, 2018