Bicycle & Pedestrian Planning

SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL PLAN

The purpose of a Safe Routes to School Plan (SRTS) is to identify opportunities and priorities to increase walking and biking to schools, and develop an implementation plan for making improvements in these areas.

2014 SRTS Comprehensive Plan - April 2014

GUIDING PRINCIPLES

The City of Richfield, through its Transportation Commission, developed a set of 8 guiding principles to be used in the development a design of street reconstruction projects. Richfield Guiding Principles.

PEDESTRIAN MASTER PLAN

The Richfield Pedestrian Master Plan was approved by City Council on  October 23, 2018. The full document is available here: Richfield Pedestrian Master Plan

BICYCLE MASTER PLAN

The Richfield Bicycle Master Plan was approved by the City Council on June 12, 2012.  The full document is available here:  Richfield Bicycle Master Plan
View the current Richfield Bicycle Routes.

For easier reading, enlarged graphics from the Plan are available below:


INTERCITY REGIONAL TRAIL MASTER PLAN

Three Rivers Park District; the cities of Bloomington, Minneapolis, and Richfield; and the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board along with other project partners are working together to finalize a master plan for the Intercity Regional Trail. When completed, the seven-mile Intercity Regional Trail will provide a paved, multi-use regional trail route from Lake Nokomis Parkway in Minneapolis south through Richfield and on to the Minnesota River in Bloomington.

The trail will connect to the Minneapolis Grand Rounds trail system at Lake Nokomis, Three Rivers Park District’s Nine Mile Creek Regional Trail in Richfield, and the Mall of America in Bloomington. Possible connections across the Minnesota River to Dakota County’s regional trail system also may be explored.

To review the plan and get more information, visit the Intercity Regional Trail Project Page.

NINE MILE CREEK REGIONAL TRAIL

The 15.3-mile trail spans the cities of Hopkins, Minnetonka, Edina, Richfield, and Bloomington and connects to the Lake Minnetonka LRT, Minnesota River Bluffs LRT, Cedar Lake LRT, North Cedar Lake, and Intercity Regional Trails.

To get more information about the trail, visit the Nine Mile Creek Regional Trail Page.

ABOUT THREE RIVERS PARK DISTRICT

Three Rivers Park District is a nature-based park system that manages park reserves, regional parks, regional trails and special-use facilities in the Twin Cities metropolitan area. Three Rivers Park District’s mission is to promote environmental stewardship through recreation and education in a natural resources-based park system. The Park District owns and operates more than 27,000 acres and serves more than 8 million visitors a year.