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Statewide Bicycle Planning Study
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Results from the District 1 Community Workshop


Summary

The District 1 Statewide Bicycle Planning Study Community Workshop was held at the the 1123 Mesaba Ave, Duluth, 55811 from 4-6 PM on March 15, 2012. Approximately 20 people participated in the workshop.

 

Findings

Workshop participants completed a S.W.O.T. (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) analysis of bicycling facilities in our State. Following the S.W.O.T. analysis, participants worked in small groups to organize their responses in themed categories. The themes were prioritized by the participants, unless otherwise noted, with theme prioritized as #1 being the most important.

Strengths

Theme (noted as Priority #1): Many Trails Already Great Trails


Theme (noted as Priority #2): Active Planning

Theme (noted as Priority #3): Good Attitude

Theme (unranked by participants): Strong Education

Theme (unranked by participants): Beautiful Area

Weaknesses

Theme (noted as Priority #1): Policies/Guidelines/Standards Not Bicycle Friendly

Theme (noted as Priority #2): Funding

Theme (noted as Priority #3): Inadequate Infrastructure

Theme (unranked by participants): Inadequate Education

Theme (unranked by participants): Inadequate Enforcement

Theme (unranked by participants): Geography/Distance

Theme (unranked by participants): Mapping

Opportunities

 

Theme (noted as Priority #1): Systems Change Within MnDOT


Theme (noted as Priority #2): Network/Collaboration

 

Theme (noted as Priority #2.5): Outreach/Education


Theme (noted as Priority #3): Funding


Theme (noted as Priority #4): Amenity/Facilities


Theme (noted as Priority #4.5): Trail expansion


Theme (noted as Priority #5): Specifics [Ungrouped]

 

Threats

 

Theme (noted as Priority #1): Policy


Theme (noted as Priority #2): Public Opinion


Theme (noted as Priority #3): $


Theme (noted as Priority #4): Communication

 

 

Additional comments may also be provided to Greta Alquist through March 30, 2012.