Bicycles and transportation
Mark your calendars for the 2018 Bike+Walk Conference
The Bike+Walk Minnesota conference is geared toward everyone interested in supporting and promoting biking and walking in Minnesota. The event will be full of multidisciplinary conversations about the intersection of active transportation, community development, inequities and advocacy. Visit the Bike+Walk Minnesota website for more information.
2017-18 Statewide District Bicycle Plans
Following the development and adoption of the Statewide Bicycle System Plan, MnDOT is currently developing eight statewide district bicycle plans to help identify local bicycle routes on existing or planned facilities to develop in the future or to connect the corridors identified in the State Bicycle Route Network. For more information click here. The draft District Bicycle Plans are set to be released in summer 2018.
Bicycle project development in Two Harbors and Mankato
MnDOT staff is currently working with a contractor to develop two bicycle route studies on Trunk Highway 14 between New Ulm and Nicollet and TH 61 in Two Harbors.
For more information on the study and on how to provide feedback on proposed routes, click here.
Minnesota's newest bicycle route
Minnesota just designated a new U.S. Bicycle Route: USBR 41, the North Star Route, which travels from St. Paul to Grand Portage State Park. The 315-mile long route connects to the state’s first designated U.S. Bicycle Route, USBR 45, the Mississippi River Trail. North Star Route printable and downloadable electronic/GPS maps will be available in early 2017.