Traffic calming

Traffic calming makes your neighborhood streets safer and reduces risky driving. Find out how to ask for traffic calming, learn about our traffic calming programs, and see what projects we are working on.
Traffic circle at 29th & Girard Ave N
Traffic circle at 29th & Girard Ave N
Bump out at 29th & Humboldt Ave N
Bump out at 29th & Humboldt Ave N
Speed hump on Irving Ave N
Speed hump on Irving Ave N

Traffic calming programs

We use different methods to reduce speeding and improve safety. 

Some examples of those methods are

  • Speed humps
  • Curb extensions
  • Traffic circles
  • Mid-block median islands

We have joined the national Vision Zero movement to end deaths and severe injuries on our streets. 

Learn about Vision Zero Minneapolis and our guiding principles

Share your traffic safety concerns about High Injury Streets

In August 2022, the Minneapolis City Council agreed on a better way to calm traffic on certain neighborhood streets. This new way is fairer and more open, and uses our resources better. 

The Neighborhood Traffic Calming Report includes:

  • Details about the new process
  • An application form
  • An updated toolbox
  • Information about how we review and score applications
  • A timeline for the annual process

Neighborhood Traffic Calming Report January 2023

Watch the August 25, 2022 presentation to the PWI Committee


2024 Traffic calming projects

Each year we collect requests to slow down traffic from people who live, own property, or run businesses here. We looked at the requests we received over the last year and developed 23 projects that will be constructed across all 13 Wards.

Visit the online map to view and comment on each of the 2024 projects

Watch the presentation on 2024 projects


  • Fall 2023 - We received and evaluated applications for safety improvements
  • Winter 2023-2024 - We chose projects based on our evaluation
  • Spring 2024 - Engagement Round 1: We will collect feedback from neighborhoods on possible improvements
  • Spring 2024 - We will collect more data and recommend designs
  • Late Spring 2024 - Engagement Round 2: We will share design recommendations with neighborhoods
  • Summer 2024 - We will begin construction

Learn about the projects and provide feedback

We want to hear your concerns about traffic safety near the projects, as well as possible safety improvements. You can provide feedback in several ways.

Attend a neighborhood open house

You can attend open houses to learn about specific projects in your neighborhood, and provide feedback to staff.

Open house #1

Monday, April 8, 2024, 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Powderhorn Recreation Center
3400 15th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55407

We will tell you about projects at these locations

  • S 21st Ave between  S 9th St and Minnehaha Ave
  • S 15th Ave between E 31st St and and E 34th St
  • S 14th Ave between E31st St and Powderhorn Park
  • S 18th Ave between E 31st St and E 35th St
  • S 22nd Ave between E Lake St and E 33rd St
  • E 29th St between S 26th Ave and S 31st Ave
  • E 43rd St between Cedar Ave and S 28th Ave

Open House #1 project maps

Open house #2

Thursday, April 11, 2024, 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Van Cleve Recreation Center
901 15th Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414

We will tell you about projects at these locations

  • NE Polk St between NE Lowry Ave and NE 18th Ave
  • SE 8th Ave between SE 8th St and SE 2nd St
  • SE 5th St between SE 12th Ave and SE 15th Ave 

Open House #2 project maps

Open house #3

Monday, April 15, 2024, 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Farview Recreation Center
621 N 29th Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55411

We will tell you about projects at these locations

  • N Bryant Ave between N 42nd Ave and N Dowling Ave
  • N Logan Ave between N Plymouth Ave and Olson Memorial Hwy
  • N Oak Park Ave between N Thomas Ave and N Penn Ave, and N Queen Ave between N Oak Park Ave and N Frontage Rd
  • N Dupont Ave between N 36th Ave and N 30th Ave
  • N James Ave between N Lowry Ave and N 29th Ave
  • N Humboldt Ave between N 12th Ave and N 7th Ave

Open House #3 project maps

Open house #4

Tuesday, April 16, 2024, 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Painter Recreation Center
620 W 34th St, Minneapolis, MN 55408

We will tell you about projects at these locations

  • Dell Pl between Groveland Ave and Summit Ave
  • Ridgewood Ave between S Lyndale Ave and Pillsbury Ave; Pillsbury Ave between Groveland Ave and W Franklin Ave
  • S 3rd Ave between E 38th St and E 42nd St
  • S Aldrich Ave between W 28th St and W Lake St
  • W 27th St between Harriet Ave and Pleasant Ave
  • S 1st Ave between E Diamond Lake Rd and E 58th St
  • S Chowen Ave between W 46th St and W 48th St; W 48th St between S Chowen Ave and S Zenith Ave 

Open House #4 project maps

Project feedback map

Use the project feedback map to tell us about safety concerns you experience near the projects.

Project feedback map

Project feedback survey

Complete a short survey to share more of your thoughts. The survey will close on April 30, 2024.

Project feedback survey



Request traffic calming

If you want traffic calming in your area fill out the online traffic calming application. It's open to everyone including residents, business owners, and neighborhood or business organizations. You can do it online or if you need help, you can call Minneapolis311. If you can't use the online form, you can print the application and send it by email or US mail. Only use the printed form if you can't use the online application.

View the online traffic calming application

Contact Minneapolis 311

Traffic Calming Application

You can submit an application anytime, but September 1st is the deadline for us to consider your application the following year.

See all applications that have been submitted so far.

Projects completed in 2023

We collected requests for slowing down traffic from people who live, own property, or run businesses here. The City's team looked at each request and held open houses close to spots where locals were worried about traffic in Spring 2023. In these open houses, we heard about the exact traffic worries of people nearby. There was also a survey and an interactive map for anyone to share more thoughts with the team.

By doing this, we found some projects that will stop risky driving and make streets safer.

View the summary of project feedback

Visit the online map to view each of the 2023 traffic calming projects

Presentation on 2023 projects 

Watch the presentation


  • Early Fall 2022 - We received applications for safety improvements
  • Late Fall 2022 - We evaluated applications for safety improvements
  • Winter 2022-2023 - We selected projects based on application evaluation
  • Late Spring 2023 - Engagement Round 1: We collected neighborhood feedback on possible safety improvements
  • Early Summer 2023 - Preliminary Design: We collected additional data and made a design recommendation
  • Summer 2023 - Engagement Round 2: We notified neighborhoods about the design recommendation
  • Late Summer - Early Fall 2023 - We began construction

Contact us


Traffic calming requests





300 Border Avenue

Minneapolis, MN  55405


Minneapolis 311


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Monday – Friday