MnDOT can deliver huge progress on climate sustainability and economic stability, and can do so quickly. But it must act decisively, and in accord with its own statutory goals.
The 2040 Plan requires that Minneapolis rewrite its Climate Action Plan to put the city on a concrete path to complete carbon neutrality by 2050.
It is unlikely that technology alone will do enough to reduce our emissions. We should pair our technologies with systems that encourage people to lead less impactful lives.
I think about paying taxes to fund transit (or anything, really) like paying for any other good or service — we should consider what we get for our investment.
Minneapolis already has densities sufficient to support a respectable transit system — but not the priorities.
If Minnesota jurisdictions eliminated, or at least reduced, right turns on red, they could improve both actual and perceived safety for cyclists and people on foot.