According to a recent article in the Star Tribune (Evaluating the city, foot by foot), Minneapolis is striving to become a more walker-friendly city.
City planners are working on a master plan for pedestrians. They are holding open meetings throughout the city to listen to pedestrian challenges. Using that data the planners will create a list of recommendations that they will present to the City Council this fall.
The newspaper has already polled walkers and has found that people want traffic signals that are more universally accessible for visually impaired walkers, requiring bars to clean up sidewalks, and finding a way to encourage cars to stop at intersections and not roll through them.
Submitted by Buyers Real Estate Group buyer agent, Ron Jensrud