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Central Corridor Routes to Rail Walkability Survey

The District Councils Collaborative of Saint Paul and Minneapolis (DCC) was formed in 2006 to facilitate community participation in the development of the Central Corridor Light Rail Transit (CCLRT) Project and to ensure that the needs and interests of residents are represented. There are many examples of inhospitable pedestrian environments, yet CCLRT planning documents project that by 2020 a majority of light rail riders will be walking to their stations. In response to these findings, the DCC designed a survey to gather on-the-ground, neighborhood-based feedback about the walking environment within a half mile of the Central Corridor. Scott Vargo, an undergraduate student from Macalester College, will analyze data gathered through the community-led walkability survey and assist with preparation of a final report and presentation. The results will be used to provide the necessary data and guidance for community and government agencies to prioritize and accelerate their work to improve the pedestrian realm around the Central Corridor.

Project Award Date: 
2012-05-28
Community organization or agency: 
District Councils Collaborative
CURA Contact: 
Jeff Corn Community Programs Assistant (612) 625-0744
Neeraj Mehta Director, Community-Based Research (612) 624-8988

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