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The Minneapolis Plan for Sustainable Growth

The Minneapolis Plan for Sustainable Growth

  • Ensure that there are safe and accessible pedestrian routes to major destinations, including transit corridors, from nearby residential areas. (2.3.1 p. 2-5)
  • Support the development of a multi-modal Downtown transportation system that encourages an increasingly dense and vibrant regional center. (2.10 p. 2-13)
  • Provide convenient and easily accessible vertical connections between the skyway system and the public sidewalks, particularly along primary transit and pedestrian routes. (10.3.4 p. 10-6) 
  • Provide safe, accessible, convenient, and lighted access and way finding to transit stops and transit stations along the Primary Transit Network bus and rail corridors. (10.9.4 p. 10-23)

Access Minneapolis- Downtown Action Plan

Access Minneapolis- Downtown Action Plan

  • Work with individual property owners to improve vertical access between the existing skyway and sidewalk systems at key transit nodes downtown through signage, operating procedures, street level uses, etc. It is especially important to ensure that there is convenient access from major transit stops into the skyway system. (13)

Access Minneapolis—Design Guidelines for Streets and Sidewalks

Access Minneapolis—Design Guidelines for Streets and Sidewalks

  • Bus Shelter Configuration ( p. 10-35)
  • Bus Shelters/Bench Configuration. ( p. 10-36)
  • Bus Shelters/Trash Configuration. ( p. 10-36)
  • Bus Shelters/Other Furnishings Configuration. ( p. 10-36)

Downtown East / North Loop Master Plan

Downtown East / North Loop Master Plan

  • Provide convenient connections from the bicycle network to new and existing features of the public realm including parks, plazas, skyway stair towers, and rail transit stations. (55) 
  • In the near term, the 5th Street streetscape should be incorporated into the LRT Corridor to forge the major east/west pedestrian connection within Downtown Minneapolis. Streetscape enhancements articulated in the 5th Street Streetscape (see page 71) should be implemented as soon as possible. (pp. 68-72)

North Loop Small Area Plan

North Loop Small Area Plan

  • In the case of any new [Light Rail] transit line, the street grid should be expanded and healed in areas that improve access to the line and any potential station. For example, provide clear and direct pedestrian connections from the proposed Southwest LRT Royalston Station to the Farmers Market, the Upper North Loop, and the Downtown office core. (4)

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