Lake Street improvements and the METRO Transit B Line projects are informed by significant public engagement efforts in the corridor and studies completed by Hennepin County together with the City of Minneapolis. These established community relationships are vital to future engagement and awareness around the project’s progress.
Following coordination with decision-makers and public release of the City of Minneapolis’ preferred design concept in early 2022, the preferred concept will be presented to the City’s Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Committees, the City’s Public Works & Infrastructure Committee, and brought forward to City Council to receive and file.
Metro Transit engaged communities along the B Line in 2019 and 2020 to inform recommendations for the B Line Corridor Plan.
In early 2021, Metro Transit engaged its riders and community around the publication of the draft B Line Corridor Plan to seek feedback on the document. After the conclusion of the B Line Draft Corridor Plan process, the draft document was revised based on feedback received and ongoing interagency coordination into a Recommended B Line Corridor Plan, which was published for an additional 30-day public comment period in July 2021.
Additional revisions to the plan were incorporated into the Final B Line Corridor Plan, which was approved by the Metropolitan Council in October 2021.
Throughout the B Line planning phase, Metro Transit received more than 2,500 comments on the project, including more than 500 corridor plan comments supporting bus priority treatments and approximately 50 corridor plan comments focused on safety considerations for roadway users (pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists, and transit users).
Virtual open house
Hennepin County, Metro Transit and City of Minneapolis staff hosted a live virtual open house on Wednesday, March 16 to share what the B Line means and how we may improve the experience overall for users of Lake Street. View the recording of the open house below.