Why is this study being done?
As a result of the Southwest Light Rail Transit project’s Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Metropolitan Council and the City of Minneapolis, an area wide multimodal transportation study is being conducted for the West Lake LRT Station area. Study efforts will be coordinated with partner agencies to identify non-motorized needs, challenges, and opportunities in the vicinity of the planned West Lake LRT Station. Motorized travel will also be analyzed to guide intersection and roadway modifications that were identified as part of the preliminary designs for the West Lake LRT Station area.
The goal of the study is to identify opportunities to address non-motorized and motorized travel within the West Lake LRT Station area with projects that can be implemented as a part of the construction of the Southwest LRT or as part of other capital initiatives. Potential longer-term improvements that would not occur before the LRT opening will also be identified.
There will be particular attention to
- Access to and from primary destination points
- Movements within the study area including the “last block” segments
- Consideration of travel through the study area