Yesterday (Thursday) Minneapolis Planning Commission talked about a proposed ban on any new drive-thru windows within Minneapolis city limits.

I don't know about you but i love drive-thru windows. There is just something special about ordering through a speaker, driving along a brick wall and having a stranger hand you a bag of food. And it's not just food. Drive-thru windows are also great for prescriptions and coffee, not just food.

The ordinance would not affect existing drive-thru windows. They would be grandfathered in, according to the planning commission.


There is some concern on how this might affect the elderly and handicapped, people that would find it difficult to leave their cars and go inside the establishment.

Planning commission president Sam Rockwell says the ban would reduce carbon emissions and increase pedestrian safety.

Currently, only 6 of the 23 zoning districts allow drive-thru windows, so this move will have minimal impact on the Minneapolis landscape.

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