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Intersection Safety Improvements (20 in 20)

In summer 2020, the City of Minneapolis will be implementing safety improvements at more than 20 intersections as part of the City’s Vision Zero initiative to eliminate all traffic deaths and severe injuries on our streets. The effort is called 20 in 20.

20 in 20 Intersections Map for Web

Project status
Project Status: Design


The City’s Vision Zero Action Plan includes strategies to proactively make safety improvements on High Injury Streets and non-High Injury Streets with safety challenges and documented community concerns.

For 2020, the City is proactively making safety improvements at the intersections listed below.

Improvements at these intersections will be done with low-cost materials that can be installed quickly so that we can reach more intersections. Treatments will improve safety by increasing visibility at intersections, reducing the distance pedestrians are in the roadway, and reducing the speed of dangerous turns. Treatments will include bollard bump outs, hardened centerlines, bollard pedestrian refuge island, among other measures as appropriate.


The goals of this project include:


*Also a Mobility Hub location. For more information on Mobility hubs, please visit the Mobility Hubs website.

Example improvements

Intersections are being analyzed for appropriate measures to improve safety and address community concerns. Example improvements include:

Bollard bump outs

Bump outs expand the pedestrian area out at a pedestrian crossing to increase visibility and reduce the distance pedestrian are in the roadway.

Photo of bollard bump outs

Bollard pedestrian refuge island

Makes an area in the center of the street that also serves as a place for pedestrians to wait while crossing one direction of traffic at a time. They make it easier to cross the street, slow traffic, and increase visibility of pedestrians. 

Photo of bollard ped refuge island

Bollard hardened centerline

Bollards create a raised centerline near the crosswalk at an intersection to prevent drivers from “cutting” the corner at higher speeds while turning. This reduces the likelihood of crashes at intersections, including for pedestrians (as was found in a recent study).

Bollard hardened centerline
Source: National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO)

Contact us

Matthew Dyrdahl, Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator, [email protected] 

Ethan Fawley, Vision Zero Program Coordinator, [email protected]


Last updated Aug 17, 2020



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