Here Comes the Agenda 21 Style Pedestrian Plan!
By Andrew Richter
Well Hennepin County continues to provide those “necessary and essential” services with a special pedestrian plan!
Hennepin County is breaking new ground with a county-wide pedestrian plan to improve pedestrian safety, increase walking for transportation and improve the health of county residents. Although the county has existing bicycle, roadway and transit system plans, it will be the first county in Minnesota with a comprehensive pedestrian plan on a county road system.
Oh how ground breaking it is to take us back to the 19th century!
To reach these goals, the county will expand the sidewalk and trail network, improve pedestrian connections to transit, build infrastructure to make it easier for pedestrians to cross county roads, and develop a strategy to improve pedestrian access to schools.
County staff have worked with stakeholders and community members to draft the plan. The county has posted the draft pedestrian plan online and is asking for public feedback May 31 through July 15. Staff will evaluate the feedback and make adjustments as needed before presenting the plan to the County Board for approval this summer. The pedestrian plan will then become part of the county’s overall transportation plan.
Who are these stakeholders and community members?
I’m reading the plan and will be posting on it shortly….