Pedestrian Safety

Three people stopped at crosswalk one using a wheelchair
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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.

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