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Complete Streets

Complete Streets

MnDOT is a Complete Streets leader. In 2013, we were one of the first DOTs in the country to develop a statewide policy. A Complete Streets approach is required on all eligible projects. This means addressing the safety and access needs of users of all ages and abilities. It means considering the needs of people walking, biking, and taking transit, motorists, commercial vehicles, and emergency vehicles moving along and across roads. A Complete Streets approach recognizes varying needs across urban, suburban, and rural settings.


Complete Streets has many benefits, including improving safety, advancing transportation equity, strengthening local economies, and building healthy, climate-resilient communities.


View our case studies of Complete Streets in Minnesota communities of different sizes and geographies.


Learn more about our policy, resources, and related research.