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The plan defines six goals-climate, safety, equity, prosperity,
mobility, and active partnerships-and outlines actions across
seven topic areas to achieve those goals within 10 years. The plan
focuses on putting people first, in line with established city policies
such as Complete Streets and Vision Zero. More than 50 strategies
and 280 actions address the following topics: walking, bicycling,
transit, technology, freight, street operations, and design. At the
core, the plan aims to leverage the 22 percent of land area that
comprises our street space for larger citywide goals, with streets
reflecting city values and the space being used to reach citywide
transportation goals.
Highlights of the draft plan include:
ƒ	 Reaching a mode shift goal of having three out of every
five trips taken by walking, bicycling, or transit to help
achieve the city's climate, equity, and mobility goals.
ƒ	 Improving the experience of people walking and rolling
on city streets with actions focused on safer street
crossings, improved street lighting for greater visibility,
and a step toward energy goals and a new plaza program.
ƒ	 Expanding transit coverage so 75 percent of residents
are within a five-minute walk (0.25 miles [0.4 kilometers
(km)]) of high frequency transit and 90 percent are
within a 10-minute walk (0.5 miles [0.8 km]).
ƒ	 Using street design to provide a comfortable and healthy
environment for people, including more green infrastructure and trees in street projects.
ƒ	 Nearly doubling the All Ages and Abilities Network-
for bicycling and micromobility-with a focus on a
low-stress and high-quality protected design.
ƒ	 Implementing a network of mobility hubs where people
can connect to multiple shared, low or no-carbon
transportation options, such as bikes, scooters, cars,
and transit.

Building Prioritized Networks for People

Figure 1. Minneapolis draft plan sets mode share goal of three of five trips
taken by walking, biking, or transit.

Figure 2. The draft Pedestrian Priority Network covers 282 miles (454 km)
and will be the focus for planning, design, operations and maintenance
improvements.

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The draft Transportation Action Plan establishes two new networks
focused on active mobility-the Pedestrian Priority Network and
the All Ages and Abilities Network. These networks are designed to
prioritize people as they walk, roll, and bike through our streets and
make the choice for no-carbon travel an easy, comfortable, and safe one.
The Pedestrian Priority Network is a grid of streets that represent
where people frequently walk and will be used to focus investments
to improve the ease, comfort, and safety of people walking
throughout the year. The network, at 282 miles (454 km), covers
more than 10 percent of all streets in Minneapolis, and will be the
focus of planning, design, operations, and maintenance improvements for pedestrians across the city. The Pedestrian Priority
Network was developed by considering numerous factors that
influence where
people
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