Vision Zero Action Plan

Learn about the 2020 - 2022 Vision Zero Action Plan.

Read the Action Plan

The City Council adopted the 2020 - 2022 Vision Zero Action plan on December 13, 2019. We're working to quickly put the plan in place. Thanks to everyone who shared feedback to shape the plan. 

Read the executive summary

Read the Vision Zero Action Plan

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Highlights from the plan

Strategies and actions

The Minneapolis City Council adopted a Vision Zero goal to eliminate traffic deaths and severe injuries on City streets by 2027. The Vision Zero Action Plan outlines key steps in the next three years to make progress toward that goal. 

City staff across many departments developed the plan with input from
  • Community stakeholders
  • Partner agencies
  • The public

The four systems

The Vision Zero Action Plan includes strategies and actions that address four systems

  1. Safe streets - Using street design, infrastructure, and operations to improve traffic safety.
  2. Safe people - Supporting and encouraging safe human behavior.
  3. Safe vehicles - Regulating and maintaining safe vehicle fleets.
  4. Safety data - Supporting a data-driven approach to Vision Zero. Ensuring accountability for progress towards goals.

Addressing these systems will help reduce traffic deaths and severe injuries. 

The Vision Zero Action Plan includes 16 strategies and 72 actions to be implemented between 2020 and 2022.

Read more about Vision Zero strategy and actions

Monitoring our progress

Vision Zero is data-driven. Regular reporting and evaluation is key to our approach. It also keeps us accountable on our commitment to end traffic deaths and severe injuries.

Vision Zero reports

  • We'll provide an annual (yearly) Vision Zero report.
  • We'll provide a progress report every six months.
  • We'll report some metrics annually and report others every two or three years. We release reports based on the resources we need to report on it.

Metrics to measure

Action Plan project timeline

Gather and Analyze

2017 - 2018

This plan is built on data. The City completed crash studies to understand trends to inform our Vision Zero work. We also asked people for their best idea for making our streets safer and received nearly 400 responses. Read the studies

Listen

Early 2019 (Join the conversation)

We shared information and ideas and asked for your input as we created a Vision Zero Action Plan that works for Minneapolis. Read the engagement summary

Create

Mid-late 2019 (Bringing it all together)

We released the draft Minneapolis Vision Zero Action Plan and asked for your review.

Read the engagement summary

Finalize

Late 2019 (Adopting the plan)

After receiving more than 400 comments on our draft plan, we amended the draft and presented the plan to City Council for approval. We're now working to put the plan into action!

Incorporating Vision Zero into Minneapolis' future

The Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan & Vision Zero

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The Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan shapes how the city will grow and change over the next two decades. It provides high-level policy and vision for 11 topics, including transportation. Vision Zero is one of the policies in the transportation section. The Vision Zero guiding principles relate directly to many goals in Minneapolis 2040. Some of these include “Healthy, safe, and connected people” and “Complete neighborhoods.” Vision Zero's action items will align with Minneapolis 2040.

The Transportation Action Plan & Vision Zero

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We recently updated our ten-year Transportation Action Plan.

The Transportation Action Plan guides

  • Future planning
  • Design 
  • Transportation project construction 

Safety is one of the six key goals for the Transportation Action Plan, and the plan includes Vision Zero.

Learn more about the Transportation Action Plan

This Action Plan was made with your help

Person holding sign saying "Curb extensions, zebra crosswalks and ped lights at intersections between lights." with a smiley face drawn on sign.
My best idea for making my street safer is: curb extensions, zebra crosswalks and ped lights at intersections between traffic lights.
Person holding sign that says: My best idea for making our streets safer is: Stop the drinking and driving. No texting while driving.
My best idea for making our streets safer is: Stop the drinking and driving. No texting while driving.
Person holding sign that says "For Cedar Ave S: Restrict freight vehicles, lower speed limits, remove one lane for bike only!"
My best idea for making my street safer is: For Cedar Ave S: Restrict freight vehicles, lower speed limits, remove one lane for bike only!
Child wearing helmet holding sign that says "My best idea for making our streets safer is "to have more bike lanes" with drawing of a road.
My best idea for making our streets safer is: to have more bike lanes.
Person on assisted mobile device holding sign on their idea for having safe streets Text available in the caption due to character limitation.
People in cars: stop going fast on corners when there's people in wheelchairs or pedestrians wanting to cross. Have snow removed on corners ASAP.
Two adults and a baby. Adult is holding sign that says: "My best idea for making our streets safer. Protected pathways for non-drivers."
My best idea for making our streets safer is: Protected pathways for non-drivers.

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