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Results from the District 7 Community Workshop


Summary

The District 7 Statewide Bicycle Planning Study Community Workshop was held at the MnDOT District 7 Offices, located  at 2151 Bassett Drive, Mankato, 56001 from 4 to 6 PM on February 28, 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 most important.

Strengths

Theme (unranked by participants): Government and Agencies and Policies


Theme (unranked by participants): Planning


Theme (unranked by participants): Citizen Involvement


Theme (unranked by participants): Value Quality of Life


Theme (unranked by participants): Infrastructure

Weaknesses

Theme (unranked by participants): Planning


Theme (unranked by participants): Infrastructure


Theme (unranked by participants): Maintenance


Theme (unranked by participants): Traffic Laws



Opportunities

Theme (unranked by participants): Budget


Theme (unranked by participants): Legal


Theme (unranked by participants): Intermodal


Theme (unranked by participants): Education/Training


Theme (unranked by participants): Healthy Living


Theme (unranked by participants): Linkage to existing roads [and other facilities]


Theme (unranked by participants): Community and Government Collaboration


Theme (unranked by participants): Infrastructure


Theme (unranked by participants): Integrating Trail System Statewide Incorporating Cities and Towns


 

Threats

Theme (unranked by participants): Design Issues


Theme (unranked by participants): Motorist/Cyclist Relations


Theme (unranked by participants): Funding


Theme (unranked by participants): Bias Against Bikes (Policy bias rather than a personal bias)


Theme (unranked by participants): Right of Way and Acquiring Land for Biking

 

 

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

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