Improving active transportation for a healthier, safer and more vibrant Burnsville.
As the City of Burnsville continues along its path as a healthy, safe and vibrant community, it requires multi-modal planning efforts that represent the current voices and needs of its people. To develop a more inclusive transportation system and meet the objectives of the Sustainability Guide Plan and 2040 Comprehensive Plan, the city:
Established a Multi-Modal Plan to identify gaps, barriers and opportunities in the City's walking and biking networks and to prioritize resources based on community needs such as equity, safety and accessibility.
Developed of a complete streets policy to demonstrate the community's commitment to supporting safe travel for people of all ages and abilities, regardless of mode of transportation.
On-street bike lanes are a cost-effective way to complete gaps in the City’s bike network. While trails might be preferred, the cost of constructing them is much higher than utilizing existing streets and striping a lane for bikes.
In 2018, the City completed an On-Street Bike Lane study. If you would like to view the study, please click on the link below: