Pedestrian Safety Plan
In 2018, the MN Department of Transportation conducted an audit analyzing the safety of both the Central and University Avenue corridors starting at 37th Ave NE in Columbia Heights, and going north to Blaine and Coon Rapids. This audit found that both Central and University Avenues have significantly higher crash rates than the state average.
We’re instituting the Central and University Avenues Pedestrian Safety Plan by providing both pedestrians and drivers with the education, resources, and enforcement programs to support both safe walking and safe driving along Central and University Avenues to lower the high crash rates.
The ultimate goal is reducing pedestrian accidents in the Central and University Avenue corridors.