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.
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:
- Improve traffic safety at these intersections for people walking, biking, and driving.
- Promote traffic calming and safe vehicle speeds.
- Enhance comfort and predictability, especially for people walking.
- Lowry Ave N and Penn Ave N*
- Lyndale Ave N and 40th Ave N
- Lyndale Ave N and 39th Ave N
- Lyndale Ave N and 37th Ave N
- Lyndale Ave N and 36th Ave N
- Lyndale Ave N and 34th Ave N
- Lyndale Ave N and 29th Ave N
- Lyndale Ave N and 27th Ave N
- Lyndale Ave N and 23th Ave N
- Lyndale Ave N and 22nd Ave N
- Lyndale Ave N and 21st Ave N
- 36th Ave N and Humboldt Ave N
- 7th Ave N and Humboldt Ave N
- Central Ave NE and 26th Ave NE*
- Garfield St NE and 34th Ave NE
- 27th Ave SE and Delaware St SE
- St. Marys Ave E and Delaware St SE
- 2nd St S and Park Ave
- Lake St E and Chicago Ave
- 24th Street E and 10th Ave S
- 24th St E and Elliot Ave S
- 35th St E and 15th Ave S
- 43rd St E and 31st Ave S
- 44th St W and Chowen Ave S
- 58th St W and Fremont Ave S
*Also a Mobility Hub location. For more information on Mobility hubs, please visit the Mobility Hubs website.
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.
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.
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).
Source: National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO)
Matthew Dyrdahl, Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator, [email protected]
Ethan Fawley, Vision Zero Program Coordinator, [email protected]
Last updated Aug 17, 2020