Access to Destinations

Wednesday, September 21, 2005 - 3:45pm

About the Event

The City of Minneapolis has begun a process to develop a ten-year action plan for transportation facilities and services in downtown and throughout the city. When completed, the plan will address all modes of transportation, assess transportation needs projected in 2030, evaluate different scenarios for downtown transit operations, and recommend specific actions that should be taken over the next ten years.

At the same time, the Center for Transportation Studies has initiated the Access to Destinations Research Study with funding from Mn/DOT and Hennepin County. The purpose of the study is to develop measures of accessibility that will help us better understand how our transportation and land use system is performing, how it has changed, and how future investments and policies will impact that system. It builds on the previous research and results that came out of the Transportation and Regional Growth Study.

During this seminar, Kevin Krizek, associate professor in the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, will present an overview of the Access to Destinations Study and his related research project. Charleen Zimmer, principal for ZAN Associates, will describe the results to date of the transportation planning process that is to be completed by fall 2006. Klara Fabry, Minneapolis public works director, will also be available to address questions about the plan. Krizek will provide initial reaction and comments on how the Access study relates to their efforts followed by general discussion with the audience about its potential impacts for community planning in general.

Speaker(s)

Charleen Zimmer, ZAN Associates

Kevin Krizek, Associate Professor, Hubert Humphrey School of Public Affairs