Transportation evaluation

Public Works looks at how projects and programs are helping us reach City goals.

Evaluation program

The City is working to create safer, greener, and more active streets. It is important to reflect and learn from the work that we are doing. Public Works has an evaluation program to review design treatments and transportation initiatives to:

We use this information to inform future plans, programs, and projects. This work may also lead to updates to the City’s Street Design Guide.

Public Works focuses evaluation efforts on design treatments that are new or may have particular design challenges. The City does not evaluate all design treatments or transportation initiatives.

A group of people standing on the sidewalk in downtown Minneapolis discussing the tactile edge on 4th St S

Complete evaluations

  • Tactile Edge – 2022

      • The tactile edge aims to delineate space between sidewalk level bike lanes and the sidewalk. They are particularly useful for people who are low-vision or blind and use a cane to navigate the city. Public Works evaluated this treatment on two downtown streets. The goal of this evaluation is to understand if the tactile edge is working as intended by delineating space and how it is holding up to winter conditions.




Contact us

Amy Barnstorff 

Transportation Planner
Public Works



Public Service Building
505 Fourth Avenue South, Room 410
Minneapolis, MN 55415