Minneapolis has many sidewalks, trails and other great places to walk.
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Walking safety and rules

Road safety is a shared responsibility between motorists and those who walk, ride and roll. Road users must follow traffic laws and safety principles.

Why to walk

Walking is free, good for your health and good for the environment. Our city features vibrant walking trails along the Mississippi River and our many lakes. Plus, over 92% of our streets have sidewalks on both sides, adding up to just under 1,800 miles of city sidewalk.

Related programs and initiatives

Pedestrian Advisory Committee

This committee is made up of 15 community members, staff from City departments and partner agencies. This committee advises the Mayor and City Council on pedestrian issues.
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Sidewalk Inspections Office

The Sidewalk Inspections office is a team that inspects and repairs city sidewalks.

Public Works


City Hall
350 Fifth St. S., Room 203
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Office hours

Open to the public by appointment