Walking Saint Paul
Saint Paul Pedestrian Plan
Saint Paul is a walking city. We are more healthy, resilient, and connected because walking is safe and appealing for all.
The City of Saint Paul is creating our first-ever plan to support safe walking. The plan will address citywide walking needs like connecting our sidewalk system, safer ways to cross streets, and education and enforcement programs to support safe walking.
Public Open House
We hosted an open house on November 14, 2018 to share a sneak peak of plan materials and gather feedback on our work. A recording of the open house presentation is available for those who missed the open house.
Draft Plan Release and Review Schedule
A preliminary version of the Saint Paul Pedestrian Plan is available below for community members to review. Please note: these materials will be presented to the Transportation Committee on November 17, 2018 and to the Planning Commission on December 14, 2018. The Planning Commission will vote whether to formally release the draft plan and open the public record for comment at that time. Those wishing to submit comments for the public record must submit them after December 14. This page will be updated with information about how to submit comments after release of the draft plan.
- Preliminary Plan (full version 10.6 MB)
- Preliminary Executive Summary
- Preliminary Chapters
- Preliminary Appendices
- Plan Overview (one page)
- Public Participation Plan
- Review of Existing Policies
- What we've heard: Why do you like walking in Saint Paul?
- Public Open House Presentation - March 22, 2018
- Public Open House Materials - March 22, 2018
- Draft Plan Goals
- Draft High Priority Areas for Walking
- Prioritization Methodology
- Draft Crossing Evaluation Criteria
A steering committee is guiding the pedestrian plan's development. Click to read steering committee meeting materials.
Stop for Me
Minnesota law requires drivers to stop for people crossing the street at intersections. This year, as part of Saint Paul’s annual “Stop For Me” pedestrian safety campaign, Saint Paul police will be conducting extra enforcement at crosswalks. The City has partnered with the Minnesota Department of Transportation and University of Minnesota in a study to build awareness of pedestrian safety and measure how frequently motorists stop for pedestrians in Saint Paul. Research shows that currently only three in ten drivers in Saint Paul stop for people crossing the streets at crosswalks. The City of Saint Paul is working to promote safe crossing behaviors among the public while University of Minnesota researchers monitor several crosswalks in Saint Paul for improved driver compliance throughout the summer. Learn more:
- Drivers and pedestrians: Watch our crosswalk safety video and our how-to video to safely cross using a pedestrian hybrid beacon
- Campaign Flier
- Stop for Me Calendar