MNDOT is currently looking at the feasibility of establishing a complete streets policy in Minnesota. According to the MNDOT wesbsite, Complete Streets create appropriate and safe transportation facilities for all those using the road including
- transit users
- pedestrians of all ages and abilities
- commercial vehicles
- emergency vehicles
This would be a positive step for Minnesota and Duluth. Check out their website http://www.dot.state.mn.us/planning/completestreets/
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