ST. PAUL, Minn. – Eight cities will receive support from the latest round of Active Transportation Planning Assistance grants to help them increase the number of people walking and biking to destinations in their communities, the Minnesota Department of Transportation announced today.
“Whether a community wants to reduce pollution, curb traffic, revitalize its Main Street, or increase residents’ health and safety, MnDOT’s Active Transportation Planning Assistance program brings together neighbors to dream big and develop a work plan for building their own network for walking and bicycling,” said Will Wlizlo, Active Transportation coordinator.
Grant recipients are:
• Minneapolis - Multi-corridor study for seven neighborhood greenways
• Rochester - Active transportation connection plan along 2nd Street through downtown area
• St. Paul - Neighborhood active transportation study for West Side neighborhood
• Coon Rapids - Community-wide active transportation plan
• Roseville - Bicycle master plan
• Alexandria - Community-wide active transportation plan
• St. Peter - Community-wide active transportation plan
• Cannon Falls - Community-wide active transportation plan
Funded by the Minnesota Legislature, the grants cover the estimated $100,000 cost of technical assistance from a consultant, such as developing an action plan and demonstration project. The cities will not receive money directly from MnDOT. Each community is responsible for implementation costs (e.g., for construction) of their action plan.
Learn more about the program: mndot.gov/active-transportation-program/planning-assistance.html.