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Results from the District 2 Community Workshop


The District 2 Statewide Bicycle Planning Study Community Workshop was held at the Bemidji City Hall Council Chambers at 317 - 4th Street NW, Bemidji, MN 56601 from 4-6 PM on March 1, 2012.  Approximately 30 people participated in the workshop.



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  the most important.


Theme (noted as Priority #1): Good Existing Trail System

Theme (noted as Priority #2): MN is a bike friendly state

Theme (noted as Priority #3): Promoting Active Living and Health Benefits

Theme (noted as Priority #4): MnDOT has good planning department

Theme (noted as Priority #5): Good start to a system of lanes, paved shoulders, places to ride

Theme (noted as Priority #6): Dedicated Funding


Theme (noted as Priority #1): Policy

Theme (noted as Priority #2): Design/Maintenance

Theme (noted as Priority #2): Trails

Theme (noted as Priority #3): Education

Theme (noted as Priority #3): Promotion

Theme (unranked by participants): Safety/signage

Theme (unranked by participants): Mother Nature

Theme (unranked by participants): Rural

Theme (unranked by participants): Funding

Theme (unranked by participants): Connectivity



Theme (noted as Priority #1): Infrastructure

Theme (noted as Priority #2): Education and Lobbying

Theme (noted as Priority #3): Mapping

Theme (noted as Priority #4): Partnerships

Theme (noted as Priority #5): Economics

Theme (noted as Priority #6): Public Health




Theme (noted as Priority #1): Safety Education

Theme (noted as Priority #2): Funding

Theme (noted as Priority #3): Politics



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