Minneapolis is committed to year-round walking and bicycling as safe, accessible and convenient options for its residents and visitors. In 2018 the City completed a Pedestrian and Bicycle Winter Maintenance Study. The goal of the study is to identify alternative winter maintenance options to enhance the quality and consistency of clearing snow and ice from sidewalks and bikeways, which would improve safety, accessibility and mobility for people that walk, bike, and take transit in Minneapolis.
The study presents information, data, and implementation cost considerations of pedestrian and bicycle winter maintenance practices such that the City can determine opportunities for continued improvement. This study provides a framework for continued conversation with the community, interested stakeholders and policy makers.
The study is divided into three primary sections, plus a appendix:
- Section 1: Existing Minneapolis Pedestrian and Bicycle Winter Maintenance Practices
- Section 2: City and Agency Review
- Section 3: Alternative Winter Maintenance Options
- Appendix A: Winter Facilities Trial Evaluation (WFET)
The Pedestrian and Bicycle Winter Maintenance Study is currently being reviewed and updated, per Walking Action 4.10 and Bicycling Action 6.11 in the Transportation Action Plan More details will be posted to this website as they become available.
- Pedestrian Priority Corridors are used to define the City-led corner clearing locations. Corners prioritized for clearing include those along the Pedestrian Priority Corridors as identified by the green lines (which continue through the activity nodes, commercial nodes and central business district).