2017 Walk Priorities

Here is our first-ever list of walking advocacy priorities! We're excited to be working on these with our volunteer Pedestrian Work Group and partners.

Priority policy items to improve walking in Minneapolis


    • Have the 2040 Minneapolis comprehensive plan include new walk-friendly policies.
    • Improve winter sidewalk and corner maintenance so people can stay walking and rolling year round.
    • Improve how we do stop lights to make them friendly to people walking and biking.
    • Create and fund a pedestrian crossings improvement program to be able to make more proactive walk safety improvements on streets.


Less like this


More like this

Snowy narrow sidewalk and push button (City_of_Minneapolis)   Bryant Ave Bump Out


Priority street projects to improve walking


    • Supporting priorities of the Minneapolis Public Housing Association High Rise Council on walking and access issues near high rises;
    • Hennepin Avenue downtown
    • Franklin Avenue west of Minnehaha Avenue
    • Hiawatha/Lake intersection


We'll also be monitoring and supporting as needed these additional street projects


    • 8th Street Downtown (we already helped get safer, narrower traffic lanes on this project!)
    • 4th Street Downtown
    • Hennepin Ave Uptown
    • North Minneapolis Greenway
    • Hennepin/1st NE
    • Emerson/Fremont North
    • Samatar Crossing
    • Broadway NE
    • Lyndale Ave S crossings
    • Upper Harbor Terminal


Want to help with any of these?


Our volunteer Pedestrian Work Group is working on these! We can always use more people. Email (ethan@mplsbike.org) or call me (612-964-8902) if you want to be involved! I'd love to chat with you.