MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — In an effort to alleviate traffic congestion in the busy Uptown area of Minneapolis, additional taxi-stands are opening up.

WCCO’s Adam Carter Interviews Sgt. Stephen McCarty

“With the warmer weather, there are more people out on the streets and more cars in the area, and the cabs don’t have enough places to park,” said Minneapolis Police spokesman Sgt. Stephen McCarty. “It will also provide easier access for transportation for the patrons to the area.”

The four new stands will be functional starting Friday night.

McCarty says he hopes that cutting down on traffic will allow Uptown become a safer environment for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists.

The new stands will make room for up to 15 cabs, spread across four different locations.

Comments (3)
  1. Pauline Overby says:

    That a solution, but what spaces are they replacing maybe handicap spots.
    Another is to ban street parking entirely.

    A parking lot just for taxi’s, and a phone station that can call direct to the lot and the next taxi drives the short distance to the pickup point.

  2. art says:

    Government micro-managing our lives yet again.

  3. Kevin says:

    Cabs have no where to park? Deport a few thousand somalians…that will open up some cab parking spots…