Oak Creek, a city of approximately 35,000 people located just south of Milwaukee, is focused on improving walkability and access to Active Transportation for all people in their community.
Edina's new plan focuses on building an "All Ages and Abilities" walking and biking network - an ambitious and achievable goal for this developed first-ring suburban community.
International Falls is the northernmost city in Minnesota and the seat of Koochiching County. With a population of about 6,000 people, the city is located on the Rainy River, along the US / Canada border, and is the largest port of entry for international railroad traffic in the United States today. It includes significant paper industry operations, and is an important gateway for tourism, including for visitors to Voyageurs National Park.
We are working with Three Rivers Park District to determine the preferred alignments for two future regional trails along the western Twin Cities metro area. The trails will include a north-south corridor between Bryant Lake and French Regional Parks, and an extension of the Dakota Rail Regional Trail.
The new trails will connect key park destinations, provide connectivity and access through the cities of Plymouth, Wayzata, Minnetonka and Eden Prairie, and connect to important local parks, trails and destinations.
Development of the Bottineau LRT line is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to build a city-shaping, multi-modal spine for the communities along its length. Ensuring that the corridor’s diversity of residents, partners, and communities — including under-represented, transit-dependent, and health-disparity communities — have full opportunity to participate in and shape essential walking and biking access to stations will result in a line that grows ridership, meets the needs of potential users, and provides ladders of opportunity for all area residents.
Highway 252 is a four-mile signalized highway that provides a crucial north-south connection between Interstates 94/694 and Highway 610 to the north. MnDOT, Hennepin County and the cities of Brooklyn Center and Brooklyn Park are studying several access concepts to improve safety and mobility at the six intersections along the corridor.
Hennepin County's Bottineau Boulevard (CSAH 81) roadway reconstruction project in Brooklyn Park will transform 1.5 miles of an existing 4-lane rural roadway into a 6-lane urban roadway with new walking and biking facilities (which were recommended in CDG’s 2015 Brooklyn Park Pedestrian and Bicycle Plan).
MnDOT Commissioner Charlie Zelle had a bold vision for reexamining the portion of Interstate 94 that runs through the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul: knowing that the freeway exists today and is likely to stay for the foreseeable future - what can we do to make it a better neighbor than it is now?
The City of Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan included a total rethinking of priorities for the built, natural, and economic environment of the City. Equity, livability and sustainability are core values of the 2040 Plan.
The City of Red Wing and Live Healthy Red Wing wanted to design and test potential walkability and safety improvements at an intersection near downtown that is programmed for reconstruction in 2021.
CDG developed design concepts and provided implementation guidance for building the temporary improvement while also developing an evaluation process and engagement materials for the Red Wing community. The goal of the concepts was to improve safety and provide the public an enhanced pedestrian experience.