|Runner on sidewalk around park|
An article, "Thinking pedestrian thoughts", in the StarTribune, noted how the suburb of Edina has concluded sidewalks contribute to their goal of healthy living, neighborhood connectedness and livability.
Minneapolis is a national leader of pedestrian friendly planning. The city has a permanent citizen advisory committee that provides response to street reconstruction and planning from the perspective of pedestrians. Minneapolis is also one of the top cities in the U.S. relative to people who walk to work, with 6.4% of residents walking to their work places.