While data show a reduction in vehicle traffic on roadways since Gov. Walz’s Stay at Home Order, the opposite is true for people walking and bicycling.

  • Walking and bicycling are up 72 percent statewide since the March 13 peacetime state of emergency declaration, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT). The increase is higher, at 83 percent, in greater Minnesota. Walking and bicycling facilities in the Twin Cities are the busiest in the state, and even those areas are seeing a 59 percent increase on average.