We all want to make our streets better, safer places. Learn who to contact for common streets issues and who is responsible for streets below.
Remember: the most important thing you can do is show up and be heard! Make sure that when you know about a project happening near you, that you come to any meetings about it to lend your support and help make it the best it can be!
Call Our Streets Minneapolis if you have ideas about how to make a street better! 612-568-6227
We can let you know if anything is being proposed for your street already, how to get engaged, and provide support as you pursue making your street a better space.
Do you regularly ride down a street that seems unsafe, or have an intersection you're afraid of getting hit at? Is there something you'd like changed on a street? Want to provide feedback on a current or proposed project?
Give Our Streets Minneapolis a call or send us a message, and we can talk about what may already be happening to fix any issues or connect you with resources so that you can help make your street better!
When you have maintenance issues, or need something fixed on an existing facility or street. Call 311 first for things like snow in a bike lane, illegal parking on street/sidewalk/bike lane, potholes, unsafe walking conditions, damage to bike facility and similar. There's also a handy 311 smartphone app you can use to submit photos!
Who owns the street? Who to contact?
The City owns quiet residential streets, most downtown streets, and some other commercial streets. Contact your City Council member or City Public Works staff. Find your Council Member here.
Hennepin County and MnDOT own mostly bigger roads (usually they will have a street sign that shows their ownership). Contact County Public Works staff or local County Commissioner. Find your County Commissioner here. Contact MnDOT here.
The Park Board owns the parkways. Contact Park Board staff or your local Park Board Commissioner. Find your Park Board Commissioner here.
Top Three Tips for Advocacy
Get involved! Projects are shaped by people who show up or contact decision makers.
Be respectful and share your personal experiences.
Build a relationship with your elected officials and/or neighborhood or community organization.