The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) developed a pioneering Bicycle Facility Design Manual in 2007.

In 2020 MnDOT released an eagerly-anticipated update to their Manual.

Although not specifically developed for application in North Dakota roads and conditions, MnDOT’s new manual can be a valuable resource for planners and designers working to plan and implement context-appropriate bicycle facilities within state right-of-ways. The manual provides the information necessary to develop safe, consistent and predictable bicycle facilities along trunk highways.

The manual was developed based on national design standards and accepted industry practices, in particular the American Association of Highway Transportation Officials Guide for the Development of Bicycle Facilities (2012 edition and 2020 draft).

You can find the guide online at: