Bike & Pedestrian Planning

Essential elements of regional transportation, with significant benefits

Walking and biking allow people to incorporate exercise into daily routines without adding to roadway congestion and vehicle-related air pollution. On a household level, they reduce the cost of transportation and improve health; at a national level they reduce our dependence on non-renewable energy sources.

We facilitate the planning, development and funding of bikways and walkways, with a focus on:

  • Planning for regional bicycle and pedestrian systems that connect between jurisdictions and travel modes

  • Seeking solutions to regional barriers to bicycling and walking

  • Improving access to jobs and opportunities for our growing and changing region

Regional Pedestrian Safety Action Plan

We are analyzing pedestrian crash, and other relevant data, to develop recommendations to guide effective infrastructure investments and improvements. The goal is to reduce and ultimately eliminate pedestrian deaths and serious injuries from traffic crashes in the metropolitan planning organization planning area. More about the Regional Pedestrian Safety Action Plan.

RBTN Facility Guidelines and Measures Study

This study will develop recommended quantifiable measures and guidelines for their application to assist Met Council in evaluating proposed RBTN corridors and alignments, and provide planning-level recommendations for preferred facility treatments on RBTN alignments in urban, suburban, and rural areas hosting the RBTN. More about the RBTN Facility Guidelines and Measures Study.

Bicycle and Pedestrian Infrastructure Study

The goal of this 2009 study was to identify infrastructure improvements that would improve bicycle and pedestrian connections to transit within the project study area. More about the 2009 Bicycle and Pedestrian Infrastructure study.

Regional Bikeways

A compilation of regional bikeways resources to help planners build a robust bicycle transportation network for the Twin Cities metro area. More about Regional Bikeways.

2014 Twin Cities Regional Bicycle System Study

The goal of this 2014 study was to better understand bicycling as a component of the regional transportation system, examining how on-street bikeways and off-road trails interact to serve regional transportation trips. More about the Regional Bicycle System Study.

Bike and Pedestrian plans, studies, data, and resources