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In Seattle, WA, Maggieh Rathbun, a 55-year-old diabetic who has no car, takes an hour-long bus ride to buy fresh fruits and vegetables. She cannot haul more than a few small bags at a time so she shops frequently—if she feels well enough. “It depends on what kind of day I’m having with my diabetes to decide whether I’m going to make do
with a bowl of cereal or try to go get something better,”
she told the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.
The benefits of transit reach far beyond the people who ride our buses and trains. Smart, efficient transit expansion is a win, win, win: it helps households, communities, and regions save money over the long run an improve quality of life.
Earlier this year, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) issued an updated report to Congress about the Nonmotorized Transportation Pilot Program, including the Bike Walk Twin Cities program administered by Transit for Livable Communities since 2006.
The lines depicted on this map are in various stages of planning and are subject to change. Note that the Riverview/West 7th Street Corridor is also being studied for streetcar and rapid bus.
In 2013, bicycle and pedestrian crashes were 2% of all traffic
crashes and 11% of deaths
On June 14, the opening of the Green Line will mark a monumental moment in the Twin Cities’s transit trajectory—but what’s next? How will specific transit plans and priorities shape the future of our cities? And how do we keep up the momentum for expanding transit options throughout the metro?
An analysis of tax rates indicates that the Minneapolis‐Saint Paul region uses this revenue source at a much
lower rate than the majority of peer regions.
This annual report, the 2013 Bike Walk Twin Cities Pedestrian and Bicycle Count Report, provides a detailed view of bicycling and walking at benchmark locations across the Twin Cities.
Charged by the 2005 federal law, SAFETEA-LU, to administer a nonmotorized transportation pilot program location, Transit for Livable Communities created Bike Walk Twin Cities (BWTC).
In 2012, the Met Council started a two‐year process to update its thirty‐year regional plan. The new plan is called Thrive MSP 2040. If done well, it will provide
a persuasive, strategic vision for the region, one that includes greatly expanded,
affordable, and sustainable transportation choices.
A number of peer regions, including Atlanta, Denver, Portland, Salt Lake City,
Sacramento, San Francisco and Seattle, have recently released similar plans, many
with a strong land use component. Transit for Livable Communities reviewed
these plans from around the country. Here are ten themes consistently advanced
by our peer regions.