Minneapolis Street Lighting
Policy and Information
The City of Minneapolis Street Light Policy was updated by Public Works staff and adopted by the City Council in 2015.
The City of Minneapolis Street Lighting Policy and Program will support the City’s efforts around livable communities and urban development. Appropriate lighting levels are a security and safety issue.
A policy will help to ensure that all areas of Minneapolis receive consistent treatment, and will give clear guidance to elected officials, residents, developers, and the Department of Public Works on all aspects of street lighting system installation and maintenance.
The policy and program addresses a number of issues including:
- Clarification of internal practices
- Equalization of independent initiatives
- Areas with limited lighting
- Improvement of lighting in pedestrian areas
- Safety concerns
- A simplified process for installation
- Technical efficiencies and sustainability
The Street Lighting Policy objectives are:
- Maximizing the quality, sustainability, and visibility of the street lighting system
- Contributing to added comfort and safety for pedestrians, bicyclist, transit users, and motorist
- Creating a consistent and cohesive lighting system based in place-type characteristics throughout the City of Minneapolis
- Providing pole and fixture options that are aesthetically pleasing and high quality
- Providing clear guidance on expected installation methods, procedures and maintenance service levels
- Creating a system that is cost efficient, easy to operate, and maintainable
- Addressing costs to the City’s capital, maintenance, and operations budgets
Last updated Jan 6, 2016