MnDOT unveils Statewide Pedestrian System Plan

MnDOT unveils Statewide Pedestrian System Plan

June 3, 2021 News News -- KKIN-KFGI-KLKS-WWWI 0

By Paul Vold (6/1/21)

(Minnesota) — The Minnesota Department of Transportation late last week released their first Statewide Pedestrian System Plan, which provides policy and investment guidance to improve places where people walk across and along Minnesota highways.

The Pedestrian System Plan identifies priority areas for investments and lays out specific strategies to improve walking availability and accessibility now and for the next 20 years to help communities plan for the future.

Work on the plan began in February 2019 and included two public engagement efforts that reached 2,700 people statewide. MnDOT also installed seven pedestrian safety demonstration projects across the State to show certain safety measures in action. Feedback from these projects went through an internal process of evaluation to help MnDOT achieve better outcomes for people walking.

The Statewide Pedestrian System Plan can be seen on the MnDOT website.