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Correction Notice:

The 2015-16 printed color campus maps are missing one bus stop near Ridder Arena (Campus Connector and 4th Street Circulator routes). The stop is shown on all electronic files. We apologize for the error.

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Tate Renovations Narrow Church Street, Affect Travel in Area

New Bag Policy Implemented at TCF Bank Stadium

U of M Named Platiinum Bicycle Friendly University by League of American Bicyclists

Don't Get Caught Without Your Green Line Pass or Fare!

Parking Eliminated Along 8th Street SE

Washington Avenue Ramp Expands Interior Skyway Connection

Tate Renovations Narrow Church Street, Affect Travel in Area

The renovation and construction work surrounding the Tate Lab of Physics brings access challenges to that area of campus.

Significant changes will begin on Monday, November 30 and will affect vehicle, pedestrian, and bicycle traffic.

This project is expected to be completed in the fall of 2017.


New Bag Policy Implemented at TCF Bank Stadium
Posted: 11/20/15

To ensure the comfort and safety of fans in light of recent world events, the University of Minnesota has implemented a policy that limits the size and type of bags that may be brought into TCF Bank Stadium for Gopher football games.

The policy will be in effect starting with the Saturday, November 21 game against Illinois and is very similar to the one used by the Minnesota Vikings and other NFL teams.

Under the new policy, the only bags now allowed in the stadium are:

Complete information is available at the Gopher Game Day website.


U of M Named Platiinum Bicycle Friendly University by League of American Bicyclists
Posted: 11/06/15

Yesterday, the League of American Bicyclists recognized the University of Minnesota with a Platinum Bicycle Friendly University (BFU) award, joining more than 100 visionary colleges and universities from across the country.

“The University of Minnesota is thrilled and honored to receive this award!” said Steve Sanders, Parking and Transportation Services’ alternative transportation manager.  “Moving up from our previous Gold designation to Platinum status is exciting for us.  Our biking community grows annually and we do our best to respond in kind and to serve their needs.  Our population really takes advantage of our amenities, including our on-campus bike center and ZAP! programs.”

This award program provides a clear roadmap to building a Bicycle Friendly University and the application has become a rigorous and educational tool.  The four levels of the award – platinum, gold, silver and bronze – provide a clear incentive for universities to continuously improve.

With the announcement of 49 new and renewing BFUs today from 31 states, the U of M is part of a cutting-edge group of colleges and universities across the United States transforming their campuses and the communities around them. There are now 127 BFUs in 42 states and Washington, D.C.

“In its fourth year, we’ve seen the Bicycle Friendly University program reach an exciting level of growth and momentum, as more and more campuses support bicycling in new and innovative ways,” said Amelia Neptune, the League’s Bicycle Friendly University program manager. “From bike storage inside dorm rooms to bicycle-powered music festivals, we applaud this round of BFUs for raising the standard of what a bicycle-friendly campus looks like.”

The University of Minnesota-Twin Cities campus is the third largest traffic generator in Minnesota.  The U of M’s Parking and Transportation Services department is committed to establishing, maintaining and improving a comprehensive transportation system that reduces congestion, eases accessibility and enhances a friendly university community.

To learn more about the free BFU program and see the full list of winners, visit the League online at

About the Bicycle Friendly AmericaSM Program
The Bicycle Friendly CommunitySM, Bicycle Friendly StateSM, Bicycle Friendly BusinessSM and Bicycle Friendly University programs are generously supported by program partner Trek Bicycle. To learn more about building a Bicycle Friendly America, visit

The League of American Bicyclists is leading the movement to create a Bicycle Friendly America for everyone. As leaders, our commitment is to listen and learn, define standards and share best practices to engage diverse communities and build a powerful, unified voice for change.


Don't Get Caught Without Your Green Line Pass or Fare!
Posted: 10/30/15

The next time you ride the Green Line, make sure you are a legal rider! Which one of these four applies to you? Do you:

  1. Pay with cash or credit card at the rail station fare machine
  2. Use a Go-To card with stored value
  3. Possess a U-Pass or Metropass for unlimited rides on bus and light rail
  4. Have the Campus Zone Pass
front side of campus zone pass graphic

If you are a Campus Zone Pass user, do you have the new 2015-16 card? Take your U Card to Coffman Memorial Union, Transportation & Safety Building or the St. Paul Student Center and pick up your free Campus Zone Pass (replacements for lost or stolen passes cost extra). Learn more!

Note: expired Campus Zone Passes from last year are NOT valid and may be confiscated by transit police officers.

NEW this year, the Campus Zone Pass should be tapped at the card reader EVERY TIME a rider uses the Green Line. The card reader is on the platform (not the ticket vending machine). See photo.

If a transit police officer asks to see proof of payment, you should be prepared to show your Campus Zone Pass and U Card.

Transit officers will issue $180 fines for attempting to ride without a valid fare.

Follow the rules and avoid the ticket!


Parking Eliminated Along 8th Street SE
Posted: 10/27/15

All parking on 8th Street (east of 16th Avenue SE and east of the baseball field ticket office) will soon be eliminated, according to the City of Minneapolis. 

This temporary situation will remain in place until after the 2016 street reconstruction is completed.

The City of Minneapolis plans to install one row of portable, concrete jersey-barriers to act like a splash guard in the area.  This guards against the wake of rain water that carries heavier sediment onto sidewalks.  The barrier would be a few feet from the edge of the sidewalk to allow for sidewalk snow storage this winter. 

Some occasional minor maintenance may also occur until the construction project begins. 


Washington Avenue Ramp Expands Interior Skyway Connection
Posted: 8/27/15

Update: The skyway link project is scheduled to restart on Monday, November 9, 2015, with an anticipated completion date of January 8, 2016. We apologize for the delay.

Beginning on Monday, August 31 through the end of October, the Washington Avenue Ramp will have construction activities due to the skyway link project located on the east end of level 3.

The skyway link project will create an enclosed skyway from the Transportation & Safety Building to the Commons Hotel through the Washington Avenue Ramp.

The project will permanently eliminate nine parking spaces (including four disability parking spaces). Five new disability parking spaces have already been added north of the east side center stair/elevator tower.

As always, please drive and walk safely especially in construction zones.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation. 













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