Twin Cities Rein in Highway Expansions

Funding shortage, collapse of I35-W Bridge, prompt community to prioritize maintenance over construction.

Angie Schmitt at Streetsblog writes that the Twin Cities region is "reassessing the role of highways in its transportation system."

With that goal in mind, the Metropolitan Council recently released their Twin Cities 2030 Transportation Plan. The plan promotes maximizing "the use of existing freeways by adding bus lanes or priced traffic lanes in shoulders wherever possible. The new framework will require increased emphasis on transit and other non-automotive modes.

Rather than measuring transportation capacity in terms of traffic volumes, planners have focused on moving people."

Much more about the plan over at Streetsblog.

Thanks to Angie Schmitt

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