Upgrading street furniture

The city of Minneapolis is holding a public meeting to get input on ways to improve public amenities along sidewalks on Monday, Oct. 15 at the Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The effort is part of the city’s Coordinated Street Furniture Program to improve the appearance of street furniture (benches, signs, bus stops, etc.), and enhance pedestrian circulation and safety.

According to a city press release, “The public meeting will give people a chance to learn about and comment on the City’s Coordinated Street Furniture Program. A project team that has been focusing on street furniture planning will present its initial findings and collect feedback from the community on design issues related to Minneapolis’ street furniture.”

Minneapolis officials aim to develop program guidelines to get prospective vendors to submit bids to provide street furniture to the city in exchange for advertising space on the fixtures.

Prior to the meeting on street furniture, the city is hosting a public meeting on Minneapolis’s 10-year transportation plan at the library from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

For more information, visit www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/street-furniture/.