Aerial image of separated bike land with greenery and raised curb separating bikers from car traffic. (Toole Design Group)

While it might not be at the front of your mind, the way streets are designed in your community impacts your likelihood of being involved in a crash, your ability to get around without a car, and the quality of air you breathe. Universal design is a street planning approach that prioritizes accessibility, mobility and usability. It’s centered on the vision that everyone should be able to comfortably and easily use our streets.

Instead of designing streets for cars, we should incorporate universal design and design streets to be vibrant spaces that support the many ways that people get around.

Streets should be universally designed for all our neighbors.

Learn more about Streets for People.

Our Streets Minneapolis works to put people first by transforming transportation and infrastructure.