What does health have to do with transportation?
The places where people live, work and play can shape their health. Bottineau LRT is a proposed major public transportation project that could affect our communities along this light rail transit corridor. Hennepin County recently completed a study exploring this topic, the Bottineau Transitway Health Impact Assessment (HIA), 8.5 Mb.
Health and transportation was the topic of an information meeting held November 21, 2013, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM at the University of Minnesota Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center (UROC) in Minneapolis. The meeting was held in response to community questions and desire to hear about the HIA study's findings, and how Hennepin County is considering community health in the way it plans the station areas along the Bottineau Transitway. Hennepin County staff gave a presentation on “Planning Healthy Communities through Station Areas.” After the presentation, Ishmael Israel of Northside Residents Redevelopment Council (NRCC), facilitated a question and answer session focused on how the community can use this information in future planning efforts.
To view the presentation as a PowerPoint show (4 Mb), click here.
To view the presentation as a PDF (3.5 Mb), click here.
Minneapolis and Golden Valley residents weigh in on future LRT station area planning
Click here to view a link to an informational video about the Bottineau Transitway.
Click here to view a flyover simulation video of the Bottineau Transitway.
Locally Preferred Alternative
The Locally Preferred Alternative (LPA) of light rail transit on the B-C-D1 alignment (Brooklyn Park - BNSF Railroad Corridor - Olson Memorial Highway/Trunk Highway 55) of the Bottineau Transitway has been adopted by the Metropolitan Council into the region's long-range transportation plan, the Transportation Policy Plan.
Consideration for adoption was based on public/stakeholder input, technical analysis results, and recommendation by the Hennepin County Regional Railroad Authority. Links to key documentation regarding the LPA process are provided below.
Press Release for LPA Adoption
2013 TPP Amendment Public Comment Report
Alternatives Analysis Summary Report (21 Mb)
The Bottineau Transitway project is progressing through the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Draft EIS) phase. The Draft EIS document is currently going through federal review after which it will be finalized and released for public comment. As the Draft EIS release date and public comment period are established, dates and information on Draft EIS document accessibility will be broadcast via a broad range of media, including this website.