Considering Speed Bumps on 34th Avenue North – Penn to Russell


The City of Minneapolis is considering speed bumps on 34th Avenue N between Russell Ave and Penn Ave. This will improve safety for students at Lucy Laney School and others walking or biking to Cleveland Park. This is a part of a federally-funded Safe Routes to School Project serving North and Northeast Minneapolis Schools.

Things to Know:

  • Speed bumps reduce the speed of automobiles by an average of 7 to 25 mph.
  • Traffic accidents are reduced. In a study of speed bumps in Portland, OR, accidents went down by 48%. 
  • If approached at a reasonable speed, speed bumps do not cause vehicle damage.  Signage and pavement markings will be used to alert motorists of approaching speed bumps.

Please share your thoughts on these potential speed bumps with Forrest Hardy, Minneapolis Public Works, 350 S 5th Street, Room 233, Minneapolis, 55415, 612-333-3410, 

Monday, May 6th, from 6-6:30pm Forrest Hardy will be available to answer questions and talk with residents out at 34th Avenue North between Russell and Penn Avenue regarding the speed bumps being proposed there.


7:00-7:30pm Cleveland Neighborhood residents will meet at the CNA Office, 3333 Penn Ave (on the south end of the school building) to discuss the proposed speed bumps and whether the neighborhood should support the effort. (This will be the second half of the monthly Crime and Safety meeting)

If you have any questions regarding these gatherings please contact Ariah Fine
, 588-1155,