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Results from the District 2 Community Workshop


Summary

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.

 

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  the most important.

Strengths

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




Weaknesses

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




Opportunities

 

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


 

Threats

 

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.

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