Minneapolis has released the Bicycle Master Plan for public comment. Get your comments in via phone, email or through the website until October 1st. There will also be some open houses to collect comments I am told.
While I haven’t had time to read the entire document, the City has laid out some aggressive goals, such as increasing bicycle mode share (to work) to 15% by 2030, and increasing total bike trips by 10% each year. They also aim to add 45 miles of on-street and 5 miles of off-street facilities by 2015.
The maps in the document are the most confusing to me, and I had a good conversation with Don Pflaum, the City’s contact for the plan, about making things more legible. If you’ve got comments, submit them on the website, call or email Don or attend an open house. This plan is the basis for prioritizing bikeway improvements in the city.