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Results from the St. Paul Community Workshop


Summary

The Metro District Statewide Bicycle Planning Study Community Workshop was held at the Hamline Midway Public Library at 1558 West Minnehaha Avenue, St. Paul, 55104 from 4-6 PM on February 29, 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): Infrastructure


Theme (noted as Priority #2): [No theme was included but ideas were grouped]


Theme (noted as Priority #3): Amenities


[Ungrouped and unthemed]:




Weaknesses

Theme (noted as Priority #1): Barriers/Connect

Theme (noted as Priority #2): Signage


Theme (noted as Priority #3): Safety


Theme (noted as Priority #4): [No theme was included but ideas were grouped]


Theme (noted as Priority #5): MnDOT Planning


Theme (noted as Priority #6): Maintenance


Theme (noted as Priority #7): Perception




Opportunities

 

Theme (noted as Priority #1): Wayfinding


Theme (noted as Priority #2): Bridges


Theme (noted as Priority #3): Map


Theme (noted as Priority #4): Advocacy/Promotion


Theme (noted as Priority #5): Connections


Theme (noted as Priority #6): Education


Theme (noted as Priority #7): Support


Theme (noted as Priority #8): Policy/Law


Theme (noted as Priority #9): Safe Routes to School


Theme (noted as Priority #10): Guidelines


 

Threats

 

Theme (noted as Priority #1): Vision


Theme (noted as Priority #2): Money


Theme (noted as Priority #3): Land Use/Competing Interests


Theme (noted as Priority #4): Traffic Law Compliance and Education


Theme (noted as Priority #5): NIMBY


Theme (noted as Priority #6): Resources (non $)


Theme (noted as Priority #7): Right of Way

 

 

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

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