MnDOT accepting comment on pedestrian plan

The Minnesota Department of Transportation is working on a plan to address pedestrian safety needs across the state.

The public can submit comment on the plan through Jan. 11.

“Our state’s quality of life depends on creating safe places for people to walk—to work, to the doctor, to the grocery store, anywhere. We know safety is a priority every time you walk,” said Commissioner Margaret Anderson Kelliher.

“MnDOT’s first Statewide Pedestrian System Plan serves as a framework for how we plan to meet pedestrian needs and interests in our state, and we welcome public feedback on the plan.”

According to the draft, transportation officials have prioritized different areas, with more urban areas tending to have higher priority for pedestrian issues.

Tribal lands and rural areas, however, are prioritized differently, due to the transportation issues and many people walking along highways to reach their destination.

Comments can be submitted and more information is available at the Minnesota Walks website.


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