Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Minneapolis wants feedback on transportation

The City of Minneapolis is hosting two public meetings to discuss draft recommendations for transportation improvements in downtown Minneapolis. We are asking the public to provide feedback on plan recommendations and to discuss the key transportation issues they see facing downtown.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Central Library
300 Nicollet Mall – Doty Room

Thursday, April 12, 2007
5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
St. Olaf Catholic Church
215 S. 8th St. – Gathering Room

The Downtown Action Plan is the first part of a four-part citywide transportation planning effort. The other plan elements include: (1) Citywide Ten-Year Transportation Action Plan, (2) Street and Sidewalk Design Guidelines, and (3) Streetcar Feasibility Study. The remaining three plan elements will be discussed at future public meetings – most likely held in May or June. The Downtown Action Plan recommends a system approach to meeting transportation needs in downtown and includes recommended actions for pedestrians, bicycles, transit and automobiles.

The public meetings will include presentations on plan recommendations, followed by a discussion of key plan elements and individual questions. Pre-registration is not required. Folks are encouraged to arrive at the scheduled meeting start time to see the presentations before the discussion, but people are welcome to drop in at any time to view plan maps and talk with project staff.

For more information, please visit: www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/public-works/trans-plan.

Upon request, the City will provide reasonable accommodations to persons with disabilities or who are in need of a translator. Please submit such requests or requests for additional information to Charleen Zimmer, Project Manager, at 612-673-3166 or Charleen.Zimmer@ci.minneapolis.mn.us.

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