Aerial shot of a person using a motorized plowing machine to clear snow on the sidewalk.

Minneapolis sidewalks are covered with snow and ice for much of the year. While our streets are cleared by the City or the state department of transportation, individual property owners are responsible for clearing sidewalks. Unfortunately, this system just does not work. If a single property owner fails to clear their sidewalk, an entire block can become impassable.

As a result of your advocacy, the Minneapolis City Council included a budget amendment to provide ~$600k to fund sidewalk plowing for the pedestrian priority network, a pilot program starting this year. This is a step in the right direction, but we need to continue to advocate for sidewalk plowing for all municipal sidewalks.

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Join us in contacting decision-makers.

We are asking City of Minneapolis decision-makers to fully fund a municipal sidewalk plowing program in the 2025 City budget.