Hopkins, Minnesota first developed as a small town and is now a fully-developed second-ring suburb of Minneapolis. Anchored by a strong and vibrant downtown, the city retains an urban framework that provides a solid foundation for pedestrian and bicycle mobility.
CDG developed the City’s first Pedestrian and Bicycle Plan. Deeply informed by an Active Living perspective, the Plan responds to the city-making and multi-modal potential offered by the upcoming development of the region’s third light rail transit line, the Southwest LRT / Green Line Extension, with three planned stations within Hopkins.
The plan features detailed recommendations for pedestrian and bicycle facilities and networks, with guidance for implementation and a robust framework for developing connections between the City’s existing downtown district, regional trails, neighborhoods, schools, and the planned light rail system stations. Its recommendations leverage current assets and planned investments to create the pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly city that Hopkins residents and community leaders have long envisioned.
The Plan was adopted by the Hopkins City Council at its meeting of June 2013.