Minneapolis Proposes New Street Lighting Policy
The City of Minneapolis is in the process of developing a city-wide Street Lighting Policy, which is intended to formalize the process for implementing any new lighting projects. Minneapolis Public Works is working with the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board and other City Departments to draft the policy, which will eventually be approved by the City Council.
When finalized and approved, this policy will create a cohesive lighting system throughout the city, ensure that all areas of Minneapolis have adequate light levels for land use and safety purposes, and provide clear guidance to elected officials, residents, developers and City staff. The policy also will assist in ensuring quality, efficiency, cost effectiveness, ease of operation and maintenance.
Street Lighting Public Policy comment period
As part of the development of Street Lighting Policy, the Minneapolis Public Works Department is seeking public input and comment on the draft policy and the options for lighting fixtures. The department is also promoting a self-guided lighting tour to give the public the opportunity to see for themselves the impact that different lighting options can have.
The City has reviewed and evaluated a number of lighting fixture styles and identified several based on costs and performance standards and their aesthetics. The City would like the public’s feedback about the aesthetics of lighting options.
There are several ways you can provide input:
Provide comments on the
possible lighting fixture styles.
The deadline for providing comments is Sept. 30, 2004.
self-guided lighting tour and provide feedback.
The deadline for providing comments on the self-guided tour is Oct. 31, 2004.
Provide comments on the Citys
draft lighting policy – Exhibit B1.
The deadline for providing comments on the draft policy is Oct. 31, 2004.
- Street Lighting Index and Performance and Maintenance Criteria – Exhibit B2 (PDF)
All your comments must be received by the posted deadlines and should be sent to:
Beverly Warmka, Transportation Engineer
233 City Hall
350 South 5 th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Fax: (612) 673-2149
Documents of interest:
Request for Council Action and Exhibits Council letter and Exhibits A, C and D (PDF)
Draft Minneapolis Street Lighting Policy – Exhibit B (PDF)
Self Guided Lighting Tour Map (PDF – zoom in at 200% or greater resolution)
September 01, 2004
Last updated Sep. 27, 2011