- Independent Study of Boulevard Conversion Options Begin for Rethinking I-94 ProjectOur Streets Minneapolis is funding independent studies of a boulevard conversion on I-94 as part of the Twin Cities Boulevard campaign, a vision to replace the 7.5-mile stretch of highway between downtown Minneapolis and downtown Saint Paul with a multi-modal boulevard. In mid-July, the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) included two “at-grade” alternatives in the release of Rethinking I-94 project alternatives, but the transportation advocacy nonprofit is concerned about gaps in MnDOT’s data and criteria for the upcoming environmental impact statement (EIS).
- Support Twin Cities Boulevard in the MnDOT Rethinking I-94 SurveyMnDOT is currently seeking feedback on project options for Rethinking I-94. Here are some tips for filling it out to support Twin Cities Boulevard. The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) unveiled the initial project options for the Rethinking I-94 project during the project’s Policy Advisory Committee meeting on July 17. A public survey is open through the summer to collect feedback on the initial project options. MnDOT included two boulevard conversion options, called “at-grade”, a major step toward making Twin Cities Boulevard a reality.
- Join us at a community visioning session in Cedar-Riverside on August 5!Our Streets Minneapolis is partnering with Million Artist Movement and Mixed Blood Theatre to host a community visioning session on the future of I-94 in Cedar-Riverside and Seward. The event will take place on Saturday, August 5 from 2 – 5PM at Currie Park in Minneapolis (500 15th Ave. S). MnDOT’s Rethinking I-94 project will determine the… Read more: Join us at a community visioning session in Cedar-Riverside on August 5!
- MnDOT releases the project options for Rethinking I-94 and boulevard options are included!Here is what you need to know about the July 17 Rethinking I-94 Policy Advisory Committee meeting, the initial project options and where things go from here. On Monday afternoon, the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) unveiled the initial project options for Rethinking I-94 during the project’s Policy Advisory Committee meeting. The Policy Advisory Committee… Read more: MnDOT releases the project options for Rethinking I-94 and boulevard options are included!
- Rethinking I-94 Project Options: Public StatementThe Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) released the Rethinking I-94 project options to the public today in the Policy Advisory Committee meeting. We have been advocating for a boulevard conversion option, or Twin Cities Boulevard, to address the injustice of the history of the highway and improve the living conditions of the Minnesotans who live… Read more: Rethinking I-94 Project Options: Public Statement
- Update: Rethinking I-94 Project Options are Coming SoonIt has been a few months since our last campaign update. Things will pick up soon as MnDOT nears the release of Rethinking I-94 project options. Here is where things stand on the Twin Cities Boulevard campaign. MnDOT will unveil the initial Rethinking I-94 project options on July 17. MnDOT recently sent an email alerting… Read more: Update: Rethinking I-94 Project Options are Coming Soon
- Study Shows Promise of Highway-to-Boulevard Conversions Despite Legislative SetbackA recently published University of Minnesota Duluth study provides a glimpse of the numerous benefits of urban highway removal. The report estimated that rightsizing just one mile of I-35 in Duluth would cost $50 million but could lead to up to $4.5 billion in economic benefits, including 450 construction jobs, $29 million in labor income, nearly $39… Read more: Study Shows Promise of Highway-to-Boulevard Conversions Despite Legislative Setback
- Minnesota’s Democratic Trifecta Isn’t Translating to Progressive Transportation PolicyTransportation Committee Chairs are blocking action on a Twin Cities Boulevard Feasibility Study Minnesota State Representative Frank Hornstein and State Senator Scott Dibble may claim to be champions for progressive transportation policy, but when it comes to the future of I-94, they are blocking progress on a generational opportunity to repair the harms of past… Read more: Minnesota’s Democratic Trifecta Isn’t Translating to Progressive Transportation Policy
- Take Action: MnDOT is Trying to Block Twin Cities Boulevard Feasibility Study Bill with an Inaccurate Bill AnalysisMnDOT Commissioner Nancy Daubenberger and staff are openly opposing a highway-to-boulevard feasibility study (SF 2180 and HF 2270) through an inaccurate and inflated fiscal note.