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Input Needed on Minnesota State Bike Plan

by Dawn Hegland on March 9th, 2012

The public, local government officials and transportation supporters are invited to provide input for Minnesota’s statewide bicycle planning study at one of a number of meetings statewide (with the following dates remaining):

  • March 12 in Willmar
    Willmar Municipal Utilities
    700 SW Litchfield Ave., Willmar, MN
  • March 13 in Detroit Lakes
    Detroit Lakes Public Library
    1000 Washington Ave., Detroit Lakes, MN
  • March 14 in St. Cloud
    Whitney Senior Center
    1527 Northway Drive, St. Cloud, MN
  • March 15 in Duluth
    Duluth City Hall Council Chambers
    411 W. First St., Duluth, MN

All meetings will take place from 4 to 6 p.m., and attendees should plan to stay the entire time. The event will begin with a brief project description followed by a series of group discussions.

Those unable to attend in-person may join a statewide webinar discussion:

Participants will provide input on:

  • What is working to make bicycling a safe and usable transportation option
  • What needs to be improved to make bicycling a safe and usable transportation option
  • Ideas for future bicycling accommodations on Minnesota roads
  • Barriers to making improvements

All feedback will help MnDOT improve and develop consistent policies and practices for including bicycle components, such as wide shoulders or bike lanes, on future highway and bridge construction projects. It also will help MnDOT develop a new electronic and printable statewide bicycle map. Future public comment opportunities will take place as the project moves forward.

The public also may submit written comments:

For more information on the project, visit the project website at www.dot.state.mn.us/bike/study.html or contact Lindsay Knutson, UMVRDC Transportation Planner, at lindsey.knutson@umvrdc.org or 320-289-1981 ext. 7.

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