Roseville sits along and at the crossroads of several major transportation routes, including our state highways, interstates, and county roads, along with hosting a major transit hub at Rosedale. As Roseville residents and businesses are well aware, these transportation assets can provide benefits as well as challenges to living and doing business here.
Dan is supportive of targeted enhancements of the roadway and transit systems, such as managed lanes on freeways and improvements to pedestrian crossings where highways and roads serve as barriers – perceived or actual – to safe and convenient pedestrian movement.
He has been involved in efforts to provide better connections for hotel and restaurant workers in western Roseville, seniors throughout the community, and new immigrants in southeast Roseville. This includes dialogues with Metro Transit about route and service improvements including the highly successful A Line on Snelling and the planned G Line on Rice Street, coming in the mid-2020’s. The G Line was not a strong candidate for implementation at Metro Transit until Dan and his colleagues in Maplewood and St. Paul undertook a concerted lobbying effort.
Redevelopment can and does change traffic levels and patterns, and Dan has long advocated for the use of traffic studies for developments from Twin Lakes to smaller projects in order to understand, plan for, and mitigate impacts.