MnDOT is finalizing three big plans that will influence transportation projects and spending in Minnesota for the next twenty years. Is it business as usual or will we see a greater focus on transit, bicycling, and walking statewide?
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New accessibility measures consider the ways expanded transportation options (transit, bicycling, walking, carpooling) and land use decisions (greater density, mix of uses) can achieve the same outcome—getting to destinations—via shorter trips and via modes that use less road capacity.
The new federal transportation bill includes some notable changes likely to affect Minnesota’s transportation network. Where the FAST Act heads in the right direction—and where it falls short.
The 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris culminated in a historic, global agreement to reduce climate change. Contributing nearly a third of all greenhouse gas emissions in the US, transportation can either help us reach that goal or continue to exacerbate the problem.
Our organization has long advocated for parking reform and for recognizing the hidden subsidies for car parking. This is no exception. Despite vocal opposition, here's how parking meters could be good for area businesses and residents.