Transportation

Minneapolis LRT at the VA Medical Center
Minneapolis LRT at the VA Medical Center

Each day, most Minnesotans have no choice but to hop in their car to get to work, school, or any important destination. Twin Cities suburban mothers and fathers spend 17 full days a year behind the wheel - more than the average parent spends dressing, bathing and feeding a child.  (Source: Surface Transportation Policy Project)

Over the next 30 years, the Twin Cities will grow by nearly one million new residents. Our communities need safe, reliable transportation choices.  We pursue a broad range of transportation choices to address present and future challenges:

  • Complete Streets
  • Transit Advocacy
  • Bike paths and bike lanes
  • Pedestrian friendly communities
  • Expanded bus service throughout metro and greater Minnesota

We have also begun a blog, Transit to Green Space, to highlight how to access Twin City area parks without a car and share our efforts to better link public transit and green space.

Transit Partners

The Sierra Club is a founding member organization of a diverse coalition working together to support a new direction in transportation policy — a 21st century, region-wide transit system. This Transitway Map shows our vision for a regional transit system!

Chapter Position on Personal Rapid Transit (April 2004)

Get Involved!

  • Adopt a Complete Street near you today!
  • Transportation goes hand in hand with our Land Use and Open Space Campaign.  Our committee meets the first Monday of the month, 6:00pm, at the Sierra Club office. All are welcome!  For more info contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) at 612-659-9124 x307.

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