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sity areas, commercial activity, land use, and High Injury Streets
for pedestrians. Trails are also noted on the Pedestrian Priority
Network; a large portion of trails are owned and managed by the
Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board and provide important
connections for the network as they are key walking places.
The All Ages and Abilities Network is the city's new bicycle
network, and focuses on low-stress and protected bikeways for all
system users. To make bicycling, in all its new forms-like scooters
or one wheels-a real option for more people, the plan establishes
an All Ages and Abilities Network to be constructed over the next
10 years. This network will include protected lanes and trails that
are physically separated from moving cars, trucks, and buses,
and will feature improved intersection crossings and be accessible
year-round. The goal for the All Ages and Abilities Network is for
people on bikes to only share space with cars on quiet low-speed
streets or on
neighborhood
greenways.
Draft
All Ages and
Abilities Network
Legend
Existing Bikeways
Low Stress Bikeway
Connector Bikeway

Future Bikeways
Near-Term Low Stress
Bikeway (by 2030)
Connector or Long-Term
Low Stress Bikeway

Figure 3. The draft All Ages and Abilities Network will focus on nearly
doubling low stress and protected bikeways for users of all ages and abilities.

The All Ages and Abilities Network will nearly double our
existing protected network and will include 136 miles (219 km) of
new or upgraded bikeways, including 79 miles (127 km) of protected
bike lanes that provide a low-stress riding experience on high
volume corridors, 48 miles (77 km) of new neighborhood greenways
that manage motor vehicle volume and speed, improve safety at
major crossings and reduce stopping at minor crossings, and nine
miles (14.5 km) of new trails that provide connections along the
Mississippi River or along rail lines that could be converted to trails.

Focusing on Climate and People
In December 2019, Minneapolis declared a climate emergency,
which demands a massive-scale mobilization to halt, reverse,
and address the consequences and causes of climate change.
Minneapolis has set a goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions
by 80 percent by the year 2050.1. Emissions from on-road transportation account for approximately 24 percent of greenhouse gas
emissions in Minneapolis.2 Even with mass adoption of electric
cars, Minneapolis will need to reduce automobile passenger
miles by 38 percent to reach our goal of reducing greenhouse gas
emissions by 80 percent by 2050.3
The draft plan calls to reshape the transportation system to
address climate change using technology, design, and mobility
options to aggressively reduce greenhouse gas emissions caused by
vehicles. The plan sets a goal to have one quarter of all trips taken
by walking, creates a Pedestrian Priority Network, and focuses on
safe pedestrian crossings, including developing new standards for
crosswalks and eliminating pedestrian push buttons.

Figure 4. The plan's climate goal encompasses mode shift, reduced vehicle
miles traveled, and reduced greenhouse gas emissions goals.
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