Map Monday: Minneapolis future transit

We have featured Kyril Negoda’s work here before at This is a more recent map of Future Transit in Minneapolis.

Future Minneapolis Transit Map by Kyril Negoa at Mapping Twin Cities Tumbler

Future Minneapolis Transit Map by Kyril Negoa at Mapping Twin Cities Tumbler

He writes:

Minneapolis future transit map. Work in progress

This screenshot covers almost the entire area of Minneapolis. The future lines will continue to closely follow historical development patterns from the streetcar era, which favored north-south  axis culminating at Hennepin and Nicollet avenues downtown. And even though Minneapolis has lost a great deal of population density (7,300/ sq mi vs 9600 at its peak in 1950s), many of today’s densiest neighborhoods exist in part thanks to the excellent fixed guideway system of the time.

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8 Responses to Map Monday: Minneapolis future transit

  1. Greg November 30, 2015 at 8:01 am #

    I don’t understand why 40th turns into 38th from west to east. Is the idea that streets need to change?

    • Adam Froehlig
      Adam Froehlig November 30, 2015 at 8:20 am #

      Looks to me like a map error.

  2. Nick November 30, 2015 at 9:15 am #

    Looks like the map maker didn’t look at the Metro Transit SIP. Lots of planned changes there, including limited stop on Fremont/Emerson in N Mpls and severing the NE Minneapolis part of the 4 from the rest of the route and creating a new route 15.

  3. Kyril November 30, 2015 at 11:34 am #

    Thought you should know that this is very old draft/concept of a map that was never finished. It is most certainly full of egregious errors. Share at your own risk.

  4. Clayton December 2, 2015 at 12:58 am #

    That would be awesome if they did all of that to Minneapolis!

  5. jw138 December 2, 2015 at 10:47 am #

    Why run the 23 down 40th? There’s far more business and density along 38th and it already runs down 38th today.

  6. Doug Trumm
    Doug T December 3, 2015 at 1:49 pm #

    Cool map, and it’s true the transit lines are and project to continue be very similar to the historic streetcar system just as population density has continued to follow those patterns. However, the biggest and most expensive upgrades (the thick LRT lines) don’t serve that density as well, which is just to belabor the point that the SWLRT alignment was pretty bad, the planned Bottineau alignment is horrendous and the fact that we are so heavily prioritizing suburban commuter LRT before upgrading the urban network is the worst of all.


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