Safe access across our city and for all types of transportation is a critical component of the design and physical connection of our transportation options. In 2021, the City Council supported and approved a series of plans, policies, and guidelines that promoted traffic and transportation safety for all transportation modes.
The City’s Multi-Modal Plan was formed with active community engagement and participation. The completed plan provides the City with a blueprint for completing the City’s multi-modal network based on the prioritization established in the plan. Companion documents to the Multi-Modal Plan are the Complete Streets Policy, the Traffic Calming Policy, and the Pedestrian and Bicycle Guidelines. Together, this series collectively make up the City’s Safety Action Plan.
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:
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:
The City has several on-street bike lane projects currently in development:
Eagle Ridge Drive to Parkwood Drive
View Travelers Trail Map (PDF)