The City's Transportation Action Plan
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 that the City will undertake within the next ten years to implement the transportation goals and policies articulated in Minneapolis 2040, the City’s draft Comprehensive Plan.
One plan, many components
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 include:
- Advanced mobility
- Street Operations
- Street and sidewalk design guidelines
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 to start the Transportation Action Plan.
Draft Community Engagement Plan
Over the next year, the City plans to engage the people of Minneapolis in an effective, transparent and creative way to develop the Transportation Action Plan. With input from various partners including staff from the City of Minneapolis Departments of Public Works, Health, Communications, Hennepin County, Metro Transit, and the Minnesota Department of Transportation, the City has created a Draft Community Engagement Plan that outlines the process, engagement design, and techniques which will be implemented over the course of the next year, from summer 2018-summer 2019.
- Draft Community Engagement Plan
To provide comments or feedback on the Draft Community Engagement Plan, please email Virginie Nadimi, [email protected]
Help us shape this plan
While we are at the beginning of developing the Transportation Action Plan process, there are a number of ways to be involved now:
1. Share your thoughts with us on the draft Community Engagement Plan
2. Sign up for email updates
3. Visit us at Open Streets and select farmers markets this summer to talk with us about your ideas for making streets safer and how you want to get around the city.
4. Use the hashtag #goMpls to spread the word about the Transportation Action Plan and tell us how you want to get around in the City.
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 update. The Transportation Action Plan development process began in early 2018 and is expected to last through summer 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.
- Steering Committee: a group of Public Works leadership staff who will guide the overall plan update and approve of direction and major decisions along the way toward final adoption.
- Interagency Technical Advisory Committee: a staff level group from internal Minneapolis departments and partner agencies, as well as industry reps (freight, shared mobility, etc.) who will work through the technical details and overall approach across all plan components; will give recommendations to the Steering Committee.
- Work groups for plan components: Work groups are established for each plan component to guide the content and recommended action items for each part of the plan development, and are comprised of internal city staff and external partners.
Sign up for updates
Click here to Sign up for email updates on the Transportation Action Plan.
For more information
For more information on the Transportation Action Plan, please connect with Kathleen Mayell, [email protected].
Last updated Jul 17, 2018