Efforts to improve winter walking and biking

Learn about work to improve sidewalk and bikeway winter maintenance.


Minneapolis works to support winter walking and bicycling. Recent studies and plans related to winter walking and biking are below.

1. 2024 Winter Walking and Biking Study

This study:

  • Summarizes recent work around winter walking and biking; and
  • Recommends steps to improve winter walking and biking.


2. Sidewalk Snow and Ice Removal Legislative Directive Report (2023)

This study:

  • Analyzes the potential of City-led sidewalk snow and ice removal; and
  • Proposes sidewalk clearing programs.


3. Sidewalk Snow and Ice Pilots Costs Report (2023)

This presentation presents cost estimates for potential sidewalk clearing programs.


4. Transportation Action Plan winter walking actions (2020)

This plan includes ten actions to improve winter walking and rolling.


5. Transportation Action Plan winter biking actions (2020)

This plan includes four actions to improve winter bikeway maintenance.


6. Pedestrian and Bicycle Winter Maintenance Study (2018)

This study evaluates options for improving winter sidewalk and bikeway maintenance.


7. Supplemental Report on Sidewalk Snow and Ice Control (2018)

This report builds on the 2018 Pedestrian and Bicycle Winter Maintenance Study. It presents recommended actions related to improving winter sidewalk maintenance.

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