About the measures
Curb ramps, sidewalks, and accessible pedestrian signals curb ADA compliance is tracked in the Olmstead Report. ADA compliance is important because it helps to ensure the pedestrian transportation network is accessible to all users.
In 2022, MnDOT identified 56% of sidewalk-miles, 46 percent of curbs, and 76% of signals along state highways as ADA compliant, which are below the statewide target.
From 2020-2022 MnDOT reassessed the baseline for ADA assets which included assets not previously counted. This resulted in the observed decrease in the compliance rate for sidewalk miles and curbs.
Where we want to go
Established in the 2017 Statewide Multimodal Transportation Plan, MnDOT’s goal is for 100% of sidewalk-miles, curbs, signals, and driveways along state highways to be substantially compliant with American with Disability Act (ADA) standards by 2037. MnDOT's Americans with Disabilities Act Transition Plan details how the department ensures that its facilities, services, programs, and activities are accessible to all individuals. As part of this regularly updated plan, MnDOT adopted the national Public Right-of-Way Accessibility Guidelines (PDF) as a basis for updates to facility design standards and policies. MnDOT also dedicated additional staff to evaluate the accessibility of construction projects, respond to complaints, and manage an ADA investment program. In 2021, MnDOT adopted its first Statewide Pedestrian System Plan. This plan directs MnDOT's efforts to increase the safety and mobility of people walking along the state highway network.