News and Events
Connecting the Greenway to Lake Street
MCW Partner Midtown Greenway Coalition led a shared street demonstration on a portion of East 29th Street during summer and early fall 2017.
MCW and other partners released this report in May 2016 on ways to better connect the Midtown Greenway and Lake Street. Read the report here.
The Midtown Alternatives Analysis (AA) study, led by Metro Transit, began in fall 2012 and ran through early 2014. The AA examines all modes along both the Midtown Greenway Corridor and the Lake Street corridor between the Hiawatha LRT and the future Southwest LRT. Read the report here.
Midtown Greenway Corridor Historic Bridges
Saturday, May 6 marks the MCW Partnership's 17th Arbor Day planting! We'll plant our 5,000th tree/shrub along the Greenway this year. Read more and learn how you can join!
The MCW Partnership led another successful tree and shrub planting on the Midtown Greenway in spring 2016.
SOUTHWEST LRT PROJECT UPDATE
The Southwest LRT project is in Preliminary Engineering and the Transitional Station Area Action Plans are underway.
I-35W TRANSIT/ACCESS PROJECT AT LAKE STREET
The I-35W Transit/Access Project is now underway. The five main components include: a new BRT transit station on 35W, a connection to the Midtown Greenway, a southbound freeway exit ramp to Lake Street, a northbound freeway on-ramp at Lake Street, and northbound freeway exit ramp to 28th Street. While the northbound freeway on-ramp at Lake Street will be designed as part of the current project, it is expected to be built a later date than the other components.
For more information, check out the project website: I-35W Transit/Access Project.
THE ARTERIAL TRANSITWAY CORRIDORS STUDY
Metro Transit completed the the Arterial Transitway Corridors Study (ATCS) which examined the feasibility of a "rapid bus" service on 11 corridors throughout the region, including Lake Street. The rapid bus concept would improve travel speed and increase reliability through pre-paid fare and fewer stops.
See the Metro Transit ATCS website for the study results.
The Midtown Community Works Partnership created a Midtown Streetcar Handout that describes the connections to the surrounding community and a summary of previous streetcar study highlights.
In 2009, Humphrey students conducted an in-depth study and prepared this report