Walking is an essential part of Minnesota's transportation system. At some point during the day, we're all pedestrians, whether traveling on foot or using a wheelchair.
Approximately 225 pedestrians are killed or seriously injured on Minnesota roadways annually. That's one fatality or serious injury every two days. One in nine people killed or seriously injured in a motor vehicle were walking (based on 2015 to 2019 data).
When walking to destinations or for leisure, everyone has the right to move safely and conveniently—and everyone plays a role in keeping our roadways safe. Make responsible decisions, be alert, and have respect for each other. Proper design and engineering can also have significant impacts on the safety and health of pedestrians and benefit the environment.
- Bicyclist and Pedestrian Safety (GHSA)
- Bike and Pedestrian Safety (MN Office of Traffic Safety)
- Pedestrian Safety (NHTSA)
- Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety (FHWA)
- Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety (USDOT)
- Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (USDOT & University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center)
- Pedestrian Safety Education (MnDOT)
- Safe Routes to School (MnDOT)
- Walk! Bike! Fun! Curriculum (Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota)
- Walking in Minnesota (MnDOT)
Legislation in Minnesota
- Minnesota pedestrian statutes
- Minnesota's bicycle and pedestrian laws (MN Office of Traffic Safety)
- Stop for Me Campaign
- Pedestrian Planning and Research (MnDOT)
- Investigation of Pedestrian/Bicyclist Risk in Minnesota Roundabout Crossings (MnDOT, 2008)
- The Safety of Pedestrian and Bicycle Travel in Minnesota: Inventory, Analysis and Prospectus: Technical Summary (MnDOT, 2008)
Tools & Guidance
- Pedestrian Design and Engineering (MnDOT)
- Demonstration Projects (MnDOT)