Painted Curb Extensions
Pedestrian Improvement Pilot Project
- 6th St S at Portland Ave S - currently removed due to utility work
- 31st St W at Emerson Ave S, Dupont Avenue S, and Grand Ave S
- 38th St E at 2nd Ave S, Stevens Ave S
- 2nd St NE at 3rd Ave NE
Fall 2013 to present
Comments and feedback on these installations are welcome via 311 or by email.
Please contact Matthew Dyrdahl, Matthew.Dyrdahl@minneapolismn.gov.
The painted curb extensions consist of interim materials including paint, non-skid pavement colorization, and reflective flexible delineators.
In 2013, Minneapolis Public Works installed the first iteration of painted curb extensions as a pedestrian improvement pilot project.
In 2015, the pilot has been expanded to include intersections along E 38th St at Stevens Ave S, 2nd Ave S and the intersection of 2nd St NE at 3rd Ave N.
Curb extensions can have the following benefits:
- Increased pedestrian visibility at intersections through improved sight lines
- Decreased pedestrian exposure to vehicles by shortening crossing distance
- Encourage slower turning speeds through tighter curb radii
- Prevent vehicles from passing other vehicles that are turning
The painted curb extensions at 31st St have been reinstalled with an refreshed and adjusted design including a high-visibility pavement marking within the painted curb extension zone to provide a contrast between it and the travel lanes. New locations this year along E 38th St at Stevens Ave S, 2nd Ave S and another at 2nd St NE at 3rd Ave NE have been installed as additional test pilot locations.
January 20, 2015
The painted curb extension bollards have been removed to accommodate winter street maintenance. Spring 2015, the painted curb extensions will return with an adjusted design based on feedback received.
Last updated Oct 18, 2017