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: Pedestrian Struck, Killed In 2-Vehicle Crash In Crystal; Distraction May Have Been A Factor
“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: Tyrone Maddox Charged With Murder In Shooting Of Woman In North Minneapolis
— 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: Stimulus Check Latest: When Could You See Another Economic Relief Payment?
The ordinance does not ban drive-thru facilities already in the city, which would be grandfathered in under the proposal.