You may have heard that the Metropolitan Council delayed their decision on the new Transportation Policy Plan in the face of criticism from the five suburban counties. These counties are concerned about the lack of investment in suburban highways, among other issues. This chart shows how many total lane miles of roads each county has per 10,000 people in 2013. In summary, Scott and Carver counties have two to threes times the lanes miles per capita as Ramsey and Hennepin. Up until now, the region has clearly invested much more per person in roads in these counties.
Data comes from MNDOT, Minnesota State Demographic Center and Metropolitan Council.
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