ABC Ramps Transportation Options

Principal Investigator(s):

Frank Douma, Director, SLPP, Humphrey School of Public Affairs

Project summary:

The ABC Ramps were completed in 1992 as part of the I-394 construction project. The purpose of the ramps is to have programs that support reducing congestion and improving air quality by reducing SOV trips from the I-394 corridor. At time the ramps were built, the ramp goals were aligned with the city of Minneapolis parking system goals and the I-394 Corridor Management Plan. Since that time, however, the transportation modes, technologies, and plans surrounding the ramps have changed as well as the travel behaviors of the users. As the ramps reach the midpoint of their design life, this study is examining the programs, policies, and goals developed for the ramps to ensure they continue to address current transportation challenges and align with regional stakeholder's goals and emerging trends, behaviors, and technology. As of June 2018, most of the task reports have been completed and a consultant is leading the remaining tasks. All parties are jointly planning a symposium on best practices for encouraging non-SOV travel that on August 6, 2018.

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