In its meeting this Thursday, the Minneapolis City Council will consider whether to ask the Minnesota Legislature for some changes to traffic laws that would benefit cyclists, according to the Southwest Journal.
Among the changes that could be requested:
- Making it illegal for motor vehicles to stop in bike lanes, so cyclists don't have to duck into potentially hazardous passing traffic to get around.
- Give the city more flexibility to lower the speed limit in certain residential streets
- Increased funding for pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly programs.
The full list of six items was proposed by the city's Public Works Department, Bicycle Advisory Committee and several City Councilmembers.