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Results from the District 8 Community Workshop


The District 8 Statewide Bicycle Planning Study Community Workshop was held at the Willmar Municipal Utilities Building located at 700 SW Litchfield Avenue, Willmar, MN 56301, from 4-6 PM on March 12, 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 most important.


Theme (noted as Priority #1): General Support

Theme (noted as Priority #2): Existing trails

Theme (noted as Priority #3): MnDOT

Theme (noted as Priority #4): Funding Sources

Theme (unranked by participants): Health

Theme (unranked by participants): Design



Theme (noted as Priority #1): Coordination

Theme (noted as Priority #2): Policies and Standards

Theme (noted as Priority #3): Connectivity

Theme (unranked by participants): Education Information

Theme (unranked by participants): $ Resources

Theme (unranked by participants): Safety

Theme (unranked by participants): Lack of Shoulders/Space


Theme (unranked by participants): Complete Streets

Theme (unranked by participants): Partnership – Legislative and Stakeholders

Theme (unranked by participants): Safety

Theme (unranked by participants): Planning

Theme (unranked by participants): Health

Theme (unranked by participants): Connectivity

Theme (unranked by participants): Promotion Economic




Theme (noted as Priority #1): Policy

Theme (noted as Priority #2): Infrastructure

Theme (noted as Priority #3): Funding


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