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On December 7, 2018, the Minneapolis City Council directed staff to submit a final draft of Minneapolis 2040 to the Metropolitan Council for their review. On January 18, 2019, Metropolitan Council staff determined Minneapolis 2040 to be incomplete. On May 21, 2019, City staff submitted an updated version of Minneapolis 2040 for Metropolitan Council review. Changes made to the plan can be found at the PDF section of this website. The interactive section of the website currently only reflects the version approved by the City Council in December 2018. Once the Metropolitan Council completes their review of the document, the Minneapolis City Council will take final action on Metropolitan Council suggested changes. To track the Metropolitan Council’s review of Minneapolis 2040, visit the Minneapolis Community Page on the Metropolitan Council web site.

POLICY 24

Shared Mobility: Position Minneapolis to benefit from upcoming changes to vehicle ownership models while supporting a shared use mobility network.

Shared mobility opens up new ways of getting around the city through short-term vehicle rentals and on-demand rides via mobile apps. Shared mobility is akin to smaller and more flexible transit options, and needs a strong transit base for large-scale success. These services have the potential to reduce transportation costs for individuals and households by making it easier to reduce the number of vehicles owned by a household. Bikeshare, shared vehicles, and ride-hailing services support walking, bicycling, and transit use by serving as a backup when circumstances are not conducive to choosing those modes. Minneapolis will take proactive steps to benefit from these services as they evolve.

ACTION STEPS

The City will seek to accomplish the following action steps to position Minneapolis to benefit from upcoming changes to vehicle ownership models while supporting a shared use mobility network.

  1. Prioritize innovation through pilots and experimentation, as well as design, regulatory, and policy initiatives.
  2. Plan for a shared vehicle fleet and its impact on the built form, including automobiles and bikeshare.
  3. Establish parking guidelines and requirements that reflect changing car ownership models, both on-street and off-street.
  4. Lead by example in City-owned parking facilities by supporting carpools, vanpools, and shared mobility vehicles which encourages private parking facility owners to do the same.
  5. Evaluate demographics of early adopters of new ownership models and ensure shared mobility benefits are accessible in an equitable way.
  6. Require private transportation network company operators to share data that supports the City’s ongoing transportation planning work, with a focus on equity and access for all.
  7. Require private transportation network company operators to share data that supports the City’s ongoing transportation planning work with a focus on minimizing greenhouse gas emissions.
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