Multimodal Transportation Study
Update: March 20, 2016
As a result of the Memorandum of Understanding between the Metropolitan Council and the City of Minneapolis for the Southwest Light Rail Transit project, the City lead an area wide multimodal
transportation study for the West Lake Station area.
The final report from the study is now available on the City of Minneapolis project webpage.
The project team presented information about the study at the CIDNA annual meeting on May 13, 2015. Presentation material.
Background: The West Lake Multimodal Transportation Study was conducted to assess opportunities to improve safety, access, connectivity, and mobility for all modes of travel surrounding the West Lake Station area. Study efforts were coordinated with partner agencies, with an emphasis on bicycle and pedestrian modes to identify non-motorized needs, challenges, and opportunities in the vicinity of the West Lake Station. Motorized travel was analyzed to guide intersection and roadway modifications that were identified as part of the preliminary designs for the West Lake Station area. The goal of the study was to identify opportunities to address non-motorized and motorized travel within the West Lake Station area with projects that could be implemented as a part of the construction of the Southwest LRT or as part of other capital initiatives.