Park Board Releases Minnehaha Parkway Traffic Study

The content below is provided by the Park Board. This "traffic study" was the result of intense resident engagement AGAINST any sort of road closures or rerouting of Minnehaha Parkway traffic. The only need for what the Park Board described as a "pause" in July on this topic was so that a consultant could be hired to create a study to justify these totally unnecessary, expensive and widely disliked plans. Please attend either of the meetings listed below, and speak out against the blatant disregard of what has been spirited and clear feedback against this utter waste of taxpayer resources.

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Study looks at three key parkway intersections: Portland, lower road near Nicollet, and Lynnhurst Park area

A traffic study of conditions at three Minnehaha Parkway intersections is now available for public review online. Study results will be presented and discussed at two meetings next week.

The study was performed at the suggestion of the Minnehaha Parkway Regional Trail Master Plan Community Advisory Committee (CAC) and general public during the ongoing process to create a long-term plan for the parkway, creek and adjacent trails and parkland through Minneapolis.

The primary purpose of the study is to illuminate the realities of pedestrian, bicycle and vehicle traffic and provide a factual basis for conversations regarding three key Minnehaha Parkway intersections: Portland Avenue (near the bunny sculpture), the lower parkway road near Nicollet Avenue, and the Lynnhurst Park area.

The study has three parts: an introductory/summary letter, the detailed study itself, and appendices, which contain the raw traffic count data.

The summary letter and study are available on the project page and linked below. The appendices (200+ pages of data) are are available upon request.

Public meetings are scheduled on Tuesday, Nov. 19 and Thursday, Nov. 21 to present and review the study with the CAC and general public. See below for details. There will be printed copies at available at those meetings.

Upcoming Meetings

The Minnehaha Parkway Regional Trail Master Plan reconvenes next week with two meetings to review and discuss findings from a recently completed parkway traffic study. The master plan project paused in July to allow time for a study to be performed.

CAC Meeting #9