MnDOT released the first Statewide Pedestrian System Plan–providing policy and investment guidance to improve places where people walk across and along Minnesota highways.

“The plan really is on the heels of a pretty persistent and troubling trend of pedestrian fatalities in the state, so going back to 2015, we’ve anywhere between 40 and 60 pedestrian fatalities per year in MN.”

MnDOT’s Jake Reuter says the plan identifies priority areas for investments and lays out specific strategies to improve walking availability and accessibility now and for the next 20 years.