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June 9, 2021

Tell Minneapolis City Council NO to Truck Parking Ban 

The City of Minneapolis is proposing to ban parking of trucks on city streets. The proposed ban and full background on the ordinance can be found below.

This ordinance would effectively eliminate all overnight truck parking.

The Transportation and Public Works Committee will hold an on-line hearing regarding the ordinance on June 23, 2021 at 1:30 p.m.

All MTA member fleets and their drivers who park vehicles in Minneapolis are encouraged to sign up to testify at this hearing.

 

All vehicles that weigh or have a carrying capacity over 26,000 pounds are prohibited from parking on any street unless one of the following criteria is met:

  • They’re actively engaged in loading, unloading, or providing a service.

  • They’re stopped or parked at the direction of a police officer or traffic control agent.

  • They’re in a zone with signage authorizing parking vehicles of increased weights.

  • Citations for violation of this ordinance can be attributed to either the driver, lessee, or owner of the vehicle.

  • The fine for violation of this ordinance will initially be $100 through December 31st, 2022. Thereafter the fine will be $250.

  • The current weight limit for vehicles parking in residential zoning districts is increased from 6000 to 10,000 pounds to better align with modern vehicles.