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The revised draft of Minneapolis 2040 was released in Fall 2018 for consideration by the Planning Commission and City Council.  Read more about how to comment on the revised draft plan.

NOTE CONTENT CHANGES: In response to public input, the proposed content of this policy has changed since its original draft publication on March 22, 2018. To hide or view the mark-ups click the link below.

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.


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. Provide parking incentives Lead by example in City-owned parking facilities for 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. Ensure the City is able to establish agreements with service providers that allow for data to be shared in ways 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.
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