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Results from the District 3 Community Workshop


Summary

The District 3 Statewide Bicycle Planning Study Community Workshop was held at the Whitney Senior Center located at 1527 Northway Drive, St. Cloud, MN 56301 from 4-6 PM on March 14, 2012. Approximately 55 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): Existing Trails

Theme (noted as Priority #2): Public Support for Trails

Theme (unranked by participants): Funding

Theme (unranked by participants): Marketing

[Ungrouped and unthemed]


Weaknesses

Theme (unranked by participants): Education

Theme (unranked by participants): Safety

Theme (unranked by participants): Infrastructure

Theme (unranked by participants): Maintenance

Theme (unranked by participants): Bike Racks

Theme (unranked by participants): Lack of Connections

Theme (unranked by participants): Rumble Strips

[Ungrouped and unranked]



Opportunities

 

Theme (noted as Priority #1): Education

Theme (noted as Priority #2): Connectivities

Theme (noted as Priority #3): Planning

Theme (noted as Priority #4): Funding

Theme (noted as Priority #5): Greenways

Theme (noted as Priority #6): Trends

Theme (noted as Priority #7): Signage

Theme (unranked by participants): Amenities

[Ungrouped and unthemed]

 

Threats

 

Theme (unranked by participants): Attitudes

Theme (unranked by participants): Money

Theme (unranked by participants): Maintenance

[Ungrouped and unthemed] Federal funding


 

 

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