In addition to the Minneapolis 2040 Plan, two key transportation policies help direct the goals, strategies and actions of the TAP. The Complete Streets Policy and Vision Zero Policy provide key guidance to frame all the work detailed in the TAP.
The City of Minneapolis adopted a Complete Streets Policy in May, 2016. The Policy establishes a modal hierarchy that holds throughout all phases of planning, design, construction and operations of our streets. The TAP proposes to update the Complete Streets Policy (Street Operations Action 1.1) to reflect greater nuance in prioritization to accommodate the complexity of our streets. Thus far, this hierarchy has proved helpful within and outside of city government to explain and guide our work. The role of freight, new mobility options, storage of vehicles, and stormwater management will be reflected in the updated Complete Streets Policy.
In 2017, the City adopted a Vision Zero Policy that committed to ending fatal and severe injuries on our streets within 10 years. This steadfast commitment to safety permeates throughout our plan; the work we do aims to reach Vision Zero and focus on those who are disproportionately impacted by traffic crashes (e.g., those walking, biking, Native Americans, and those in ACP50 areas - areas of concentrated poverty with the majority of residents people of color).