A City that Works

Bicycle Licenses

I think bicyclists who commute on bike lanes should have to pay a fee or license (every year) in order to help pay for all of the bicycle infrastructure, just like automobiles pay a license fee (every year) in order to use the bike lanes.

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(@andrewowen)

One Minneapolis

Measure Equity of Access to Destinations

Accessibility metrics indicate how easily people can reach opportunities such as jobs, education, healthcare, and recreation. They reflect both transportation and land use investments and policies. The City should measure how accessibility to different types of opportunities varies throughout Minneapolis and identify critical accessibility gaps.

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(@ryan.txanson)

Living Well

Slow down the urban "highways"

26th St S, 28th St S, University Ave SE, 4th St SE, Blaisdell Ave S. These are all roads in the city, and yet they are treated like highways. People drive well above posted limits, and the roads do more to break up communities than they do to bring people together, and create dangers for pedestrians and bicyclists. Whats more, speed limits appear to be unenforced on many of these roads. We need to re-evaluate the speed... more »

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Great Places

More complete streets = sustainable + stronger communities

We need a more comprehensive approach to the redevelopment of streets. We need to develop more emphasis on walking, biking, public transit, community and local commerce. If we don't start becoming more intentional about limiting the growing presence of automobiles on our streets, we'll see more traffic congestion, wider roads, more pollution and residents with little-to-no connection with the neighborhood in which... more »

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(@louisdachis)

A City that Works

Relieve Traffic Congestion in Uptown

The number of people living in the uptown area has surpassed the capacity of it's road system. With hundreds of new units that haven't been filled yet, this looming problem is only going to get worse. PROPOSAL: Make Hennepin and Lyndale Avenues one way streets in opposite directions. This would eliminate turning issues and many other headaches. PIE IN THE SKY PROPOSAL: Run light rail from uptown to downtown via Lyndale.... more »

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Living Well

Safe ways to bike anywhere in Minneapolis

Provide more protected bikeways--routes that separate bikes from cars with some physical barriers--planters, a curb, plastic sticks--anything. This will get more people biking and reduce car-bike conflicts.

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A City that Works

Midtown Greenway Transit

We need to accelerate the Midtown Greenway Transit! With all the new development along the greenway it's time to utilize the existing non-bike/walk side of the greenway to enhance transportation options in Minneapolis. Imagine being able to hop on for a quick ride to the Midtown Exchange for dinner and shopping.

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A City that Works

Vehicle Parking

Car counts per 1,000 residents are unlikely to change for the next 40 years (Victoria Transport Policy Institute, August 2014). What will change is the engine and fuel running them. It seems foolish to plan for something to go away that isn't going to go away, but likely increase with population density up to the year 2060. That said, where will all of those cars fit in any plan the City might put forth? It simply... more »

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A City that Works

Crosswalk Enforcement Prioritized.

Direct Minneapolis Police to enforce the State of MN pedestrian laws, focusing on the crosswalk law. This is seldom observed or enforced. To make major change all we need to do in enforce laws already on the books.

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