Transforming an Urban Corridor: Bus Rapid Transit on Lake Street
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The Midtown Corridor is a culturally diverse, commercial district within the city of Minneapolis, Minnesota that is currently undergoing analysis for proposed transit alternatives. This site was selected because of its potential to provide access and connect to many important local and regional transit networks. The Midtown Corridor needs to improve mobility, increase ridership, and enhance transit connections, so that automobile traffic can subside and the urban street-life can be restored. Because this area has the potential to connect to other transit networks,it is important that it be frequent and reliable, as well as user-friendly. Transforming an Urban Corridor: Bus Rapid Transit Along Lake Street study suggests that Bus Rapid Transit would be a viable solution for this area. The study collected both qualitative data and quantitative data from city archives and involved organizations, as well as relevant case studies and literature. The information was used to evaluate if Bus Rapid Transit would be the best solution for revitalization of Lake Street.