Minneapolis seeks input on pedestrian plan

The city of Minneapolis will hold a workshop tonight to get the public's input on its pedestrian master plan.

Officials have drafted the plan in an effort to improve the city's pedestrian infrastructure and get people walking more.

The plan addresses a broad range of pedestrian issues beyond simply providing sidewalks. It includes ways for Minneapolis to foster a culture of walking, as well as addressing trees and boulevards, crosswalks and intersections, street lighting, bridge design, accessibility, snow and ice clearance, sidewalk cafes, and other issues.

The meeting begins at 6 p.m. at the Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall. Two walking workshops -- one featuring information on a neighborhood walkability audit and another on staying safe as a pedestrian -- will take place shortly before the meeting at 5:30 p.m.

To learn more about the Minneapolis Pedestrian Master Plan and for more information on the walking workshops, visit www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/pedestrian.

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