Planning and research
The Minnesota Department of Transportation oversees a statewide transportation system, which also includes people who walk.
Minnesota Walks, formerly known as the Statewide Pedestrian System Plan, is a collaborative effort between MnDOT and the Minnesota Department of Health designed to be a shared roadmap for how all Minnesotans can have safe, desirable and convenient places to walk.
Learn more about Minnesota Walks
Statewide Pedestrian System Plan
A Statewide Pedestrian System Plan will look to understand ways that MnDOT can make changes so that Minnesota is safer, easier, and more desirable for walking.
Learn more about the Statewide Pedestrian System Plan
Parklets are innovative and cost-effective ways to add community space to public streets. They serve as streetscape enhancements where people can gather, sit, chat or relax. Parklets can also provide additional outdoor seating for nearby restaurants or places for outdoor programming.
Learn more about parklets
Planning best practices
- Minnesota's Best Practices for Pedestrian/Bicycle Safety (PDF)
- Best Practices Synthesis and Guidance in At-Grade Trail-Crossing Treatments (PDF)
Bicycle and pedestrian traffic counts
The Minnesota Pedestrian and Bicyclist Counting Program, started in 2013, set out to build a network of automated people counters (both permanent and portable) to collect non-motorized traffic data, and develop methodology for analyzing, validating, evaluating, and managing it.
Learn about the Minnesota Pedestrian and Bicyclist Counting Program
Minnesota Active Transportation Plan Map
MnDOT has created a database of local active transportation plans that also allows local partners to suggest additional plans to be added.