After a fatal accident, the community has raised concerns about safety along McKnight Road. Since starting this conversation, we have heard from many other residents about their concerns regarding the road - including car speeds and other pedestrian-related accidents.
As a result, District 1 is working with an intern from the University of Minnesota to tally walkers, bikers and others who move along McKnight Road. Our final report will be used with Ramsey County to explore safety measures that (we hope) can be applied in the future.
How can you help?
Complete a Survey
Complete the McKnight Safety Survey.
Sign up for an Observation Session!
Volunteers are needed to provide observation at various intersections and report on the sites. Residents can sign up for 2-hour shifts via this link
Attend Our Walkability Event
Saturday, July 13 from 9:00-11:00 am
(Rain date, July 20)
Participants will be asked to complete a Walkability Survey based on the State of Minnesota's Let's Go Guide. The survey will give us information about the quality of the experience of pedestrians on McKnight.
We will start at Battle Creek Regional Park at the crosswalk across from Villages on McKnight. This is the intersection of McKnight Road and Villages on McKnight - just south of Burns Avenue. We suggest that people find street parking, or park in the Battle Creek lot.
Participants will walk down McKnight Road heading south, cross at Londin Lane, and return (on the opposite side of the road) to the McKnight/Villages intersection on the park side. We will take your surveys and check in with how the walk went.
Responses will help us in our McKnight Road assessment process.