Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Transition Plan for Public Works 

The Minneapolis ADA Transition Plan for Public Works is a planning and programming tool that identifies physical barriers in the public right of way per ADA standards, establishes priorities for removing barriers, and outlines an implementation plan for removing barriers and achieving compliance with ADA standards and requirements. 

ADA Transition Planning at the City

The ADA Transition Plan for Public Works is a supporting plan to the City’s ADA Action Plan. The ADA Action Plan is managed and led by the City’s Neighborhood and Community Relations Department and is a comprehensive policy document for the City of Minneapolis to comply with Title II requirements of the ADA. The ADA Action Plan includes the Property Services ADA Plan, a complementary plan from the Finance and Property Services Department which addresses City-owned and leased properties, and the ADA Transition Plan for Public Works which addresses access to the City’s public right of way. Together, these three plans meet the Transition Plan requirements of the ADA.

ADA Transition Plan Relationship

The City of Minneapolis ADA Title II Coordinator is responsible for citywide ADA compliance. The Title II Coordinator works in the Neighborhood and Community Relations Department. 

ADA Transition Plan for Public Works

Through a combination of the ADA Transition Plan for Public Works, the draft Minneapolis Transportation Action Plan, and the Vision Zero Action Plan, the City plans to address a variety of issues that impact the accessibility and safety of city streets and sidewalks. Through these plans, Public Works intends to lay out a series of priorities, policies and approaches to address barriers in the public right of way, including sidewalk gaps, complex intersections and obstacles inhibiting pedestrian movement, non-compliant sidewalks and/or driveways, and pedestrian curb ramp reconstructions.

ADA Transition Plan for Public Works (adopted 2020) 

Plan recommendations can be accessed in the Executive Summary.


Public engagement is a crucial element of ADA transition planning. Public Works conducted community engagement during 2018 to identify accessibility barriers and develop priorities for improving city-owned infrastructure in the public right of way. In 2019, Public Works continued engagement in collaboration with the Transportation Action Plan and Vision Zero Action Plan. 

Draft ADA Transition Plan for Public Works

The Draft ADA Transition Plan for Public Works was released for a 45-day public comment period from November 12, 2019 to December 27, 2019. Comments were received via an online survey, an open house, by email and phone. 

The Draft ADA Transition Plan for Public Works was revised based on feedback received during the comment period. 

Next steps

ADA Transition Plans are intended to be living documents. The ADA Transition Plan for Public Works and corresponding materials will be updated periodically as new information is gathered and physical barriers are removed. 


Kelsey Fogt, Transportation Planner, 612-673-3885 or [email protected]

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Last updated Mar 13, 2020



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