The City of Minneapolis places a high value on creating and enhancing pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods because it makes our community a safer and better place to live, work and enjoy life. It’s easy to see how building a pedestrian-friendly Minneapolis contributes to all our city goals.
Streets and neighborhoods feel safer and are safer, and Minneapolis is a more vibrant and bustling city, when there are people outside using the sidewalks and pedestrian paths.
Walking and walkable environments support the local economy. Vibrant public spaces are attractive to both employers and employees when choosing where to locate, and pedestrians support local businesses while en-route to other destinations.
Walking is a great way to maintain physical fitness, it’s good for your mental health, and it’s good for your pocketbook since walking is free.
Walking is good for the environment since it’s a form of transportation that doesn’t pollute or use fossil fuels.
Walking is an essential mode of travel and serves everyone who lives, works, plays in and visits Minneapolis. Everyone walks, whether young or old, whether on foot or using a mobility device, whether as a walking trip alone or in conjunction with driving, taking transit or bicycling.
Walking is enjoyable. A good walking environment provides interesting places and opportunities for informal social interaction, making the journey as important as the destination.
Last updated Jan 3, 2017