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Results from the Minneapolis Community Workshop


The second Metro District Statewide Bicycle Planning Study Community Workshop was held at the University of Minnesota Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center at 2001 Plymouth Ave N Minneapolis, MN 55411 from 6-8 PM on March 30, 2012. Approximately 25 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): Rural or Suburban Trails

Theme (unranked by participants): Federal Funding

Theme (unranked by participants): Staff

Theme (unranked by participants): Other Jurisdictions (Local Initiatives)

Theme (unranked by participants): Nice Ride

Theme (unranked by participants): Policies

[Unthemed and Unranked]:


Theme (noted as Priority #1): Coordination

Theme (noted as Priority #2): Road Planning

Theme (noted as Priority #3): Signage and Treatments/Facilities

Theme (noted as Priority #4): Road Conditions (Safety)
Theme (noted as Priority #5): Education



Theme (unranked by participants): Connect Organizations and Groups

Theme (unranked by participants): Complete

Theme (unranked by participants): Bike Racks

Theme (unranked by participants): Education

Theme (unranked by participants): Facilities

Theme (unranked by participants): Stakeholder

Theme (unranked by participants): Street Infrastructure

Theme (unranked by participants): Mapping

[Unthemed and Unranked]:


Theme (noted as Priority #1): Funding

Theme (noted as Priority #2): MnDOT and Other Agencies

Theme (noted as Priority #3): Policy/Partisan Politics




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