Eric Roper had a must-read article in the Star Tribune this weekend about suburban low-wage jobs and the challenge of transit for those workers. It has a bunch of interesting stories for people who think about transit, density, and employment.
It also includes this map!
It’s worth noting that the total number of jobs in Minneapolis, Saint Paul, and Bloomington are really large, and they’re always going to be highlighted here. But the growth in different suburbs like Eagan, Chanhassen, Woodbury, and
Brooklyn Park Maple Grove is pretty notable. Also notable is the lack of transit and affordable housing for working-class people in many of these same cities.
Check out the whole piece.