MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Minneapolis City Council voted Thursday to ban new drive-thru facilities within city limits.
On Thursday, Minneapolis City Council President Lisa Bender said the ordinance passed unanimously.READ MORE: COVID In MN: Masks No Longer Required For Student-Athletes Competing In Outdoor Sports, Practices
“Responding to our constituents’ concerns about their impacts on neighbors, pedestrian safety and building design, Minneapolis will no longer allow new drive throughs,” Bender said.
Responding to our constituents’ concerns about their impacts on neighbors, pedestrian safety and building design, Minneapolis will no longer allow new drive throughs.READ MORE: 'It Could Be A Different Place': How Climate Change Could Affect Lake Superior's Future
— Lisa Bender (@lisabendermpls) August 8, 2019
In May, Planning commission president Sam Rockwell said the move would reduce carbon emissions made by idling cars, and increase pedestrian safety.MORE NEWS: TurnSignl App Aims To Help Everyone Get Home Safely After Traffic Stops
The ordinance does not ban drive-thru facilities already in the city, which would be grandfathered in under the proposal.