13 Amendments that would actually help achieve the plan’s goals
Along with the Star Tribune editorial board, Minneapolis for Everyone supports the goals of Minneapolis 2040 — especially regarding racial and economic disparities, increasing affordable housing and protecting (not merely “tending to”) the environment. Unlike the editorial board, however, we believe the plan’s strategies lack the focus and specificity necessary to achieve those critical … Continue reading 13 Amendments that would actually help achieve the plan’s goals
Draft 2: It’s Even Worse
The City has posted Draft 2 of the plan. It was supposed to reflect citizen input from public meetings and online comments (an estimated 85 percent of which were critical). But it’s not substantively better. In important ways it is worse. Find out what has and hasn’t changed.
Transportation Plan Excludes Cars
The chapters of the plan do not include travel by automobile despite the fact that the vast majority of people in Minneapolis drive. The presumption is that this plan will continue the narrowing of streets, addition of bike lanes at the expense of driving, changing of timing of signals to make driving take longer, removal of parking, and other actions to deliberately make driving harder. This is being done to actively discourage driving, as this is one of the tenets of the draft 2040 Comprehensive Plan.
Steven Prince, on matching transportation infrastructure to land use
Transformation of Geographical areas is only a developer “profit” concern with no thought over transportation infrastructure.
Response to John Edward’s piece, “Beyond Apocalyptic Yard Signs.”
The importance of high frequency transit nodes in line with building throughout the city to maintain mobility and economic vitality.
Minneapolis: A City of Children, except in the 2040 Comp Plan – Transportation
As the city streets narrow and climate change concerns become greater, families will find it harder to commute.
The Privilege of the Minneapolis Comp Plan
The plan does not include a balanced transportation system of all travelers.