Dedicated bus lanes on Hennepin Ave South are at risk right now. The City of Minneapolis is considering walking back their own staff recommendation for 24/7 bus lanes right before a critical committee vote on this important street redesign project. They appear poised to delay the full-time bus lanes without committing to any timeframe for implementation. And they would be disregarding the City’s own transportation and climate policies to do it.
Our local partners Hennepin for People are leading a rally May 17 to keep up the pressure for dedicated bus lanes on Hennepin Ave South. We hope you can join us there!
In city after city across the country, bus lanes are a proven way to speed up service and increase ridership. Hennepin Ave is one of the busiest bus routes in our metro and the future route for E Line bus rapid transit. For quick, convenient bus service that protects our climate and improves access and connection in our community, we need those dedicated bus lanes on Hennepin Ave when the new E Line opens!
Our climate can’t wait. Twin Cities bus riders can’t wait. Rally together May 17 to demand full-time dedicated bus lanes on day one.