In 2017 the City of Minneapolis put together the first in-depth study on pedestrian crashes. One of the results of this study is a list of the 25 most dangerous intersections in Minneapolis for pedestrians, based on the total number of pedestrian crashes at that intersection within the 10 year period.
The top 25 most dangerous intersections for pedestrians identified by the 2017 Pedestrian Crash Study via the City of Minneapolis.
Behind each of the 25 most dangerous intersections in Minneapolis are not only the walkers and rollers who died or were seriously injured, but those who use these intersections every day and have close calls and uncomfortable experiences. At Our Streets Minneapolis we will put a face to the facts and figures in the City’s report by sharing these experiences.
In 2017 the City of Minneapolis also announced its plan to implement Vision Zero, a multi-approach strategy to eliminate serious traffic injuries and deaths by a specific year, the City of Minneapolis eliminating deaths by 2027. Vision Zero does not accept that traffic deaths are inevitable because of human error but can be prevented by proper engineering, education, and other approaches.
Our Streets Minneapolis will highlight dangerous intersections in Minneapolis, including many of those identified by the 2017 Pedestrian Crash Study by featuring the voices of people who have experienced dangerous incidents at these locations. These stories will show that crashes are not just numbers in a report but a chronic problem that Vision Zero works to resolve.