Statewide Bicycle Planning Study
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Results from the District 4 Community Workshop


The District 4 Statewide Bicycle Planning Study Community Workshop was held at the Detroit Lakes Public Library located at 1000 Washington Avenue, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501 from 4-6 PM on March 13, 2012. Approximately 35 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 most important. 


Theme (noted as Priority #1): Support/Culture

Theme (noted as Priority #2): Infrastructure

Theme (noted as Priority #3): Economic Business community to cater to the segment

Theme (noted as Priority #4): Health


Theme (unranked by participants): Administrative

Theme (unranked by participants): Behavior/Enforcement

Theme (unranked by participants): Connectivity

Theme (unranked by participants): Safety

Theme (unranked by participants): Funding

Theme (unranked by participants): Infrastructure



Theme (noted as Priority #1): Linking trails

Theme (noted as Priority #2): Marketing and Training and Education

Theme (noted as Priority #3): Tourism




Theme (noted as Priority #1): General Decrease in Funding

Theme (unranked by participants): Rural vs Metro

Theme (unranked by participants): Rumble Strips/Motorized Vehicles

Theme (unranked by participants): Competition/Red Tape

[Ungrouped and unranked]



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