“20 is Plenty” - A Number to Live By
Downtown workers and residents often feel unsafe crossing the street, cycling in on-street bike lanes, or walking to their offices from bus stops. 

In November 2019, a 30-year-old man named Alex Wolf was killed in downtown Minneapolis when a semi-truck turned into his bike lane. Wolf was struck and died at the scene. Wolf was an avid cyclist who had worked at a bike shop and was featured in a documentary on bike messengers. He even took part in Vision Zero Minneapolis events - a program advocating for bike and pedestrian safety awareness and lowering speed limits.
Tragically, Wolf's experience is not unusual and City leaders have taken steps to make streets safer. Four months after Wolf's needless death, Minneapolis and Saint Paul announced the introduction of lower, 20 mph vehicle speed limits on residential streets. This month Minneapolis finished installing and updating 1400 - 20 mph signs along city streets. Saint Paul will complete a similar campaign early in 2021. To help build awareness, “20 is Plenty” yard signs have sprouted up across Minneapolis to remind motorists that crossing the street or riding a bike should not have deadly consequences.
Speed limits on Minneapolis streets are now 20 mph unless posted otherwise. Larger arterial streets are 25 mph, with a few higher posted speed exceptions such as West Lake Street near Bde Maka Ska, and Cedar Avenue over Lake Nokomis. County- and State-controlled roads are outside the city's jurisdiction and their speed limits have not changed.
Source: U.S. Department of Transportation Vehicle Travel Speeds and Pedestrian Injuries, March 2000
Vision Zero Minneapolis aims to cut traffic deaths on city streets to zero by 2027. Speed dramatically increases the odds of injury or death. Studies have shown that a pedestrian hit at 35 mph is three times as likely to die as someone hit at 25 mph. Lower speeds also provide drivers more reaction time to stop before crashes happen. It is vital that walkers, bicyclists, and workers heading to and from transit stops feel safe on the streets that are dominated by car traffic.

City of Minneapolis Vision Zero Crash Study (2018) found that 80% of pedestrian deaths and severe injuries occurred on only 10% of streets - including a high percentage of downtown streets. While cyclists made 5 percent of trips in the city, they accounted for almost 20 percent of crash fatalities. Pedestrians make up 20 percent of the city’s commuters but totaled 30 percent of all deaths and injuries. Lower speed limits are also a racial equity issue due to the number of deaths and injuries disproportionately impacting people and neighborhoods of color.

The proposed Minneapolis Transportation Action Plan’s climate change initiatives increase the percentage of commuters who bike, walk, and use transit. These commuting options are vital in lowering greenhouse gas emissions, and the growing number commuters taking part deserve to feel safe sharing city streets with cars. 

20 mph is the speed limit in Minneapolis unless posted otherwise. For the sake of Alex Wolf and other victims, "20 is Plenty".
Curbing Traffic Violence - Strategies for Safer Streets
Tuesday, December 22, 11am- Noon CST (free)
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Nearly 100 people are killed or seriously injured from traffic violence in Minneapolis every year. Are these tragedies preventable? How do we ensure that everyone has the right to move safely through their community? Join our panel of experts as they discuss strategies for a safer future, from reduced speeds to changed road designs.
U of M FlexPass Study: Greener Options, Less Cost for ABC Ramps Contract Holders
FlexPass is an innovative monthly parking option for ABC Ramps contract holders or those interested is starting a contract. FlexPass provides the option to drive less, save money, and use transit some days without losing contract parking privileges. The University of Minnesota seeks participants to join a research study to help evaluate FlexPass for commuters. Anyone interested in purchasing a parking contract at ABC Ramps can participate in the study, including existing ABC Ramps contract holders.

Help researchers figure out how to improve commutes, reduce road congestion, and lower pollution. The study will determine how FlexPass impacts commuters' driving habits when their options are flexible.

FlexPass Study Benefits:

  • Get an unlimited transit pass. Ride the bus or trains as often as you want, weekdays and weekends
  • Save money! FlexPass costs less than a standard monthly contract. Spend less on gas, and receive a $60 Visa gift card for participating in the study
  • Guaranteed parking at the ABC Ramps when you need it: for 10 or 14 days per month depending upon which FlexPass option you choose

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New, Innovative, Impactful: Guide To Remote Working
We’re pleased to present The Move Minneapolis Guide to Remote Work, your handbook to all things telework. This comprehensive guide is designed for employers, managers, and workers navigating the seismic work culture changes of 2020. From pragmatic discussion on using online management apps, to maximizing productivity and cost savings, navigating legal and tax considerations, and balancing home-work life when the office is your home, our guide provides a foundation for teleworking best practices along with real-life answers to unexpected situations.
The Move Minneapolis Guide to Remote Work downloadable pdf is updated regularly with the latest data, studies and real-life stories on teleworking. Download your free copy today.
Move Minneapolis presented two highly attended webinars to help employers navigate uncharted waters during the pandemic. Watch them now:

WEBINAR: Real Estate Strategies for a Post-Pandemic Future

Should you consider buying or leasing new space or remodel what you already have? What about downsizing to prepare for continued remote work? Every CEO and CFO has a different situation, but they're all asking, "What now?" Guest speaker Tina Hoye, real estate broker and principal of NTH, applies her expertise in negotiating leases and managing design and construction for the commercial and nonprofit property market.

WEBINAR: Commuter Benefits Taxes In Plain English

Qualified Transportation Benefits, also known as Commuter Benefits, are designed to help employees reduce their costs of commuting. How does this section of the IRS tax code affect employees involved in last spring's rapid rush to telework? Can they write off expenses for their new home offices? Are there any additional savings for their employers? Ed Sturm and Tammie Eichmann from Deloitte will illuminate in plain English the 2020 updates to the federal tax code for employer-sponsored transit, vanpool, biking, and parking benefits. They also give a refresher on what is deductible and what is taxable in Section 132(f) of the IRS tax code.

Move Minneapolis is a 501c4 nonprofit that promotes sustainable transportation.

Support is provided by a federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) grant in partnership with the United States Department of Transportation, the Metropolitan Council, the City of Minneapolis, MnDOT, Hennepin County, and the downtown community.