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Bicycle Advisory Committee

The role of the Minneapolis Bicycle Advisory Committee (BAC) is to promote both commuter and recreational bicycling, to advocate for bicycling infrastructure improvements, to encourage safe riding, and to involve people interested in bicycling issues throughout the city. The BAC functions as an advisory committee to the Mayor and City Council as well as the Park Board and serves as a liaison to bicyclists, businesses, neighborhoods, and other communities and agencies.

BAC membership consists of appointees from each ward, three at-large parks board appointees and voting members representing the City Council, City departments and partner organizations such as Minneapolis Public Schools, Metro Transit and MnDOT. All BAC Meetings are open to the public.

The BAC meets monthly as a full committee and has two subcommittees that meet regularly.  If you plan to attend an upcoming meeting, you may wish to contact the committee staff to confirm the time and location.

Committee Staff: Matthew Dyrdahl, 612-673-3642, [email protected] or Millicent Flowers, 612-673-3310, [email protected] 


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Message from the Minneapolis Clerk's Office:

This is to inform you that the we are CANCELLING all meetings of non-essential boards and commissions through at least Friday, April 17, 2020.

By “non-essential” I mean those boards, commissions, committees, working groups, task forces, etc., that are: (1) not required under state law or City Charter and therefore are created by and operate at the discretion of the City Council and (2) are comprised primarily of external individuals appointed by the Mayor and/or City Council (but which are not primarily composed of City policymakers or City staff).

The decision-making bodies which we are focused on supporting for continued public meetings—in some fashion—during this immediate emergency timeline include:

City Council (and its committees)

Executive Committee

Audit Committee

Planning Commission

Zoning Board of Appeals

Heritage Preservation Commission

Board of Estimate & Taxation

Charter Commission 

These decision-making bodies are required under state law and/or City Charter and have policy-making authority that impact the operations of the City enterprise. They are also subject to the MN Open Meeting Law, which allows for remote meetings provided certain requirements are satisfied. The Clerk’s Office, in conjunction with Communications and IT, are working very hard to put in place the technical infrastructure necessary to support these bodies as a top priority.

The Clerk’s Office has general oversight responsibilities for appointed boards and commissions. Given the local emergency declared by Mayor Frey, we, like many or most of you, are operating with a much-reduced on-site crew. We simply lack the capacity to provide direction, answers, technical support, and more to the daily calls we have been receiving over the past few days about meetings of appointed boards and commissions. As indicated, our immediate focus must be on supporting the operating requirements of the City Council (and other policy-making bodies listed above) so they can continue to function within the requirements of the law during the declared emergency. We are aiming to have the technical capacity to support remote meetings starting with the special emergency meeting of City Council that is scheduled for this Thursday, March 19, at 1:30 p.m.

While I know we all appreciate the work of our City’s appointed boards and commissions and the engagement opportunities that they provide, it is not possible for us to give them the support and attention they may require right now. Nor is it possible to provide the technical support for remote meetings for all of these individual bodies within the requirements of the MN Open Meeting Law. We will reconsider whether or not we can support remote meeting operations for non-essential appointed boards and commissions in the interim. For now, we will cancel all those meetings through at least Friday, April 17, 2020.

In those instances where important decisions are pending before appointed boards and commissions it is highly probable that there are alternate methods to address those matters, particularly given the declared state of emergency throughout the City. Those decisions can and should be elevated through department leadership on a case-by-case basis. 

Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we all move through this new and interesting landscape of “local emergency” together. 


Casey Joe Carl
City Clerk

City of Minneapolis – Office of City Clerk

City Hall
350 South Fifth Street – Room 304
Minneapolis, MN 55415-1382
TEL: 612-673-2216
FAX: 612-673-3812
[email protected] 


Bicycle Advisory Committee

Meets the 4th Wednesday of the month*, 4:00 p.m.
Minneapolis City Hall, 350 5th Street S, Room 333
Chair: Nick Mason ([email protected])
Vice Chair: Elissa Schufman ([email protected])

Education, Encouragement, Enforcement, Equity, and Evaluation Subcommittee (5E's)

Meets the first Tuesday of the month*, 4:00 p.m.
Minneapolis City Hall, 350 5th Street S, Room 319 
Subcommittee Chair: Elissa Schufman([email protected]), Co-chair: Emily Smoak.

Engineering Subcommittee

Meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month*, 4:00 p.m.
Minneapolis City Hall, 350 5th Street S, Room 319
Subcommittee Chair: Chris Linde ([email protected]), Co-chair: Dan Miller

*Please note that some dates may be different due to holidays. For exact meeting dates, please see the 2020 BAC/PAC Calendar.

Agendas, Meetings & Resolutions


2020 BAC Meeting Agendas and Minutes

JanuaryJan Agenda Jan Minutes  Regional Solicitation
FebruaryFeb Agenda Feb Minutes 
March Mar Agenda Mar Minutes 
AprilApr Agenda  Apr Minutes 
MayMay Agenda May Minutes  
JuneJun Agenda Jun Minutes  
JulyJuly Agenda July Minutes  
AugustAug Agenda Aug Minutes  
September Sep AgendaSep Minutes  
OctoberOct Agenda Oct Minutes  
NovemberNov Agenda Nov Minutes  
DecemberDec Agenda Dec Minutes  














2019 BAC Meeting Agendas and Minutes
 Month Agendas Minutes Resolutions
 January Jan Agenda Jan Minutes
 February Feb Agenda Feb Minutes 
 March Mar Agenda Mar MinutesFather Hennepin Bluffs Improvements 
 April Apr Agenda Apr Minutes
 May May Agenda May Minutes
 June June Agenda June Minutes
 July July Agenda July MinutesMinneapolis' First Traffic Garden 
 August Aug Agenda Aug Minutes3rd Av Bridge Project 
 September Sep Agenda Sep Minutes
 October Oct Agenda Oct MinutesGrant St and 1st Ave Protected Bikeways 
 November Nov Agenda Nov Minutes
 December Dec Agenda Dec Minutes ADA Transition Plan 


2018 BAC Meeting Materials





January Jan 2018 AgendaJan 2018 Minutes 
FebruaryFeb  2018 Agenda Feb 2018 Minutes 
MarchMar  2018 Agenda Mar 2018 Minutes 
April Apr 2018 AgendaApr  2018 Minutes 
May May 2018 AgendaMay  2018 Minutes 
JuneJun  2018 Agenda Jun 2018 Minutes 
July Jul 2018 Agenda Jul 2018 Minutes Webber44 Project 
August Aug 2018 Agenda Aug 2018 Minutes Portland Avenue between 60th St and 66th St 
September Sep 2018 AgendaSep  2018 Minutes 
OctoberOct  2018 AgendaOct  2018 Minutes 
November Nov 2018 AgendaNov  2018 Minutes 
DecemberDec  2018 AgendaDec  2018 Minutes CIP Project Recommendations  

See archived Agendas, Meetings & Resolutions.


Last updated Mar 18, 2020



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