The Met Council is now considering proposals from local and state government agencies in the seven-county metropolitan area to update Regional Bicycle Transportation Network (RBTN) corridors and alignments.
Change request process
This application process is for Twin Cities Metropolitan Region agencies that have responsibility for bicycle system planning and facility development within their jurisdictions.
This update process will consider the following changes or additions:
- New corridors or alignments that connect to existing RBTN corridors or alignments
- Extensions of existing corridors or alignments
- Proposed shifts or realignments of existing corridors and alignments
Please note that requests to designate an alignment that runs within and along an already established RBTN corridor may not require a formal application through this process. If you have a specific alignment designation within an existing corridor in mind, please contact Met Council planning staff to determine the appropriate next steps.
The online application to propose additions or changes to RBTN corridors and alignments is linked below. Agencies will need to submit one application for each change or addition proposed.
Regional Bicycle Transportation Network Change Request Form
Changes accepted through this process will be added to the maps adopted for use in scoring applications for the 2022 Regional Solicitation and included in the Transportation Policy Plan.
The submission period to add, extend, or realign RBTN routes is April 23 through May 28, 2021 by 5 p.m. Proposals submitted after the deadline will not be considered through this process.
New evaluation measures
A recent study of RBTN measures and guidelines created a new set of measures to facilitate evaluation of RBTN change proposals. These include measures of route directness, corridor spacing, connectivity, social and economic equity, and proximity/density. Detailed descriptions for each measure, along with guidelines for their application, are provided in the Measures Summary Table below. For more information about the development of these measures, please see the RBTN Guidelines and Measures Study, Phase I Technical Memorandum.
Phase I Technical Memo (PDF)
Measures Summary Tables