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. 

The Council facilitates 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, and

  • improving access to jobs and opportunities for our growing and changing region.

Bicycle and Pedestrian Infrastructure Study

The goal of the 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.

See Bike and Pedestrian plans, studies, data and resources.  

 

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