12/01/2022 | News release | Distributed by Public on 12/01/2022 15:21
The City's Public Works Department is seeking public comment on the draft Racial Equity Framework for Transportation. The goal is to use the framework as a catalyst to improve racial equity outcomes in Minneapolis by investing in transportation, elevating existing and forging new partnerships, and uplifting voices historically excluded from the decision-making processes.
The development of the framework was identified as a key priority in the Transportation Action Plan, the City's vision for safer, greener and more modern streets that serve all people and all the ways we want to get around. Staff partnered with the Cultural Wellness Center to create a Community Equity Workgroup (CEW) to collaborate on the framework's development.
Four goals guide the work of the Racial Equity Framework:
The framework includes 24 strategies and 64 actions aligned with the four goals above that will define the work of this effort through 2030, aligning with the Transportation Action Plan. A draft Transportation Equity Dashboard accompanies the draft Racial Equity Framework. This online interactive dashboard will allow both City staff and residents to engage and explore current equity data related to transportation in Minneapolis.
Comment on the draft framework
The comment period on the draft Racial Equity Framework for Transportation runs until Jan. 20. There are several ways to provide feedback:
The City Council will review a final Racial Equity Framework for Transportation early in 2023.