Traffic Management

The City follows the Minnesota Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MNMUTCD) and its own local traffic control policies. The MNMUTCD regulates the design and placement of traffic signs and provides guidelines for installation.

Stop & Yield Signs

Stop signs are used to help assign right-of-way to vehicles at an intersection. Stop signs will not be installed to control speed or volume.

Right-of-Way at Intersections

Intersections not controlled by regulatory signs are required to follow the rules established by Minnesota State Statute. See also page 2B-7 of the MNMUTCD.

Parking Restrictions

The purpose of the on-street parking policy is to enhance the safety of drivers and pedestrians, as well as to allow for effective parking capacities at times when parking is in high demand. Refer to the City's On-Street Parking Control Policy (PDF) for further information.

Speed Limit

Speed limits are set by Minnesota State Statute. Edina is classified as an urban district and the speed limit for urban districts is 30 mph unless otherwise specified. The Minnesota State Statute also allows the road authority (City Council) to adopt a 25-mile-per-hour (mph) speed limit for its residential roadways.

Marked Pedestrian Crosswalks

The City of Edina's local traffic control policy regarding marked pedestrian crosswalks is as follows:
  • Marked crosswalks are placed at locations that are unusually hazardous or at locations not readily apparent as having pedestrian movement
  • Marked crosswalks will only be placed in an area that has 20 or more pedestrian crossings in a two-hour period
  • Marking for crosswalks will be established by measuring the "Vehicle Gap Time." This is the total number of gaps between vehicular traffic recorded during the average five minute period in the peak hour. Criteria for markings are:
    • More than five gaps - pavement marking and signage only
    • Less than five gaps - add actuated pedestrian signals
  • Crosswalks will not be placed on arterial roads or roads with a speed limit greater than 30 mph unless in conjunction with signalization
  • Other conditions that warrant crosswalks include:
    • Routes to schools
    • Locations adjacent to libraries, community centers, and other high use public facilities
    • Locations adjacent to public parks
    • Locations where significant numbers of handicapped persons cross a street
    • Locations where significant numbers of senior citizens cross a street
  • Crosswalks should be placed at intersections or - if deemed needed and appropriate by an engineering study or judgement - at mid-block locations